Am I the only person who hates Guitar Hero?

Guitar Zero

Am I the only person who doesn’t like Guitar Hero? Seriously, what is the attraction of pretending that you’re a rock star whilst wielding a colour-coded plastic guitar in front of the television? Whatever happened to learning how to play a real instrument?

When I was a kid, it was all about computer games such as Streets of Rage, Golden Axe and Rainbow Island and for the budding rock stars, a tennis racket and your dad’s Queen records were more than sufficient. But that’s not really the most serious issue at hand; the reason we have so many exciting and creative musicians around today is because they learnt the hard way and they are imaginative. The future is bleak if kids stop taking an interest in learning to play real instruments and instead concentrate their efforts on plastic ones.

This dreaded game is not available in many different versions and doesn’t even come close to the feeling of playing a real instrument. The Guitar Hero defenders among you will probably argue that it’s “just a bit of fun”, but so are a lot of other, more interesting things you could be doing. You’ll never get to stand on a stage and play in front of 100,000 people with a plastic guitar, I promise you that.

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janiek13 6 years ago from Florida's Space Coast

yes, I believe you are.


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Red_Hot_Dave 6 years ago from England Author

Google seems to think otherwise ;)


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Jesse-James 6 years ago

No you aren't. I'm with you, I am afraid for my generation because honestly we are the worst there is no question about it. We have the most powerful tool of all time: the internet and yet we fail to attempt to utilize even the most simple parts of it. We can get information on any topic of any kind in a matter of seconds yet we(not I though) sit inside playing guitar hero(WHICH MOST PEOPLE DO SITTING DOWN!). My generation is doomed to the nature that we are owed much and will be obese and less intelligent than any generation before us the only reason that can be used to defend that we are not is that our generation were not the ones who killed Christ. I applaud you for taking a stand.

At least before with Dance dance revolution people needed to stand up to play the game and move.


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Red_Hot_Dave 6 years ago from England Author

Perhaps it can inspire a new generation of musicians taking a stand against it.


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Jesse-James 6 years ago

Maybe, even with Jay-z taking a stand against autotune. We still have people like Kesha who are out there attempting to emulate lady Gaga. I do not believe that we have run out of originality I just think people are too lazy to attempt to find it. Great work.


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Red_Hot_Dave 6 years ago from England Author

I believe the western world is suffering a cultural drought at the moment!

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