Just when I thought I was done with obsessive gaming, along comes another one that gets me caught up. The good thing is since I don't have a gaming system that currently works, I don't have the accessibility to play all the time. That meant having to borrow the infamous Guitar Hero II to see what all the fuss was about.
I have to admit right of the bat, this game is down right fun. I came up during the era of the hair metal bands of the 80s; therefore, as much as I may hate to admit it (and I'm really not ashamed of it at all), there was a lot of that music that stuck with me. Nothing like a good old-fashioned guitar solo to get a child of the 80s a little pumped.
There are five difficulty levels on Guitar Hero that range from 'easy' to 'expert'. Even though I have played it quite a few times now, I haven't moved off 'easy'. I tried the next level (medium) a couple of times and got too frustrated. What can I say? My hand-to-eye coordination isn't what it used to be.
This past weekend I had the shorties and was able to borrow the game then. I was hoping that they would like it as much as I did. Mariah tried it once and just thought it was okay. As I anticipated, Elijah was all into it. I was able to get a pretty good video of him rocking out to "Carry on My Wayward Son" by Kansas. At 5+ minutes, I know most people won't stick around to watch the entire thing, so this pic will have to do for now.
If and when we ever do get another gaming system, Guitar Hero III is going to top the list of games to get. You can almost justify it being a workout if you get into it like you really are playing the guiar. At least that's what I do. That can help towards my goal of getting more fit this year. I'll drop some LBs by rocking some Guitar Hero. Yeah...that's the ticket...