I’m going to cut straight to the point: I hate Guitar Hero… whatever console it is on, in whatever format you liked… I hate it.
It was, when it first came out, an interesting and original idea; an idea that forced you to part with loads of money because you needed a guitar controller in addition to the game disk. Like all good games (and movies for that matter), the once original idea has been milked to within an inch of its life and become rather repetitive after a million sequels. Consequently, the game’s popularity has dwindled dramatically since its inception in 2005 even though its developers and publishers kept trying to improve upon the original with HD graphics and new tunes to master, let’s be honest – once you have played one you have played them all.
Even though Guitar Hero has not been a game I have enjoyed personally it has been a popular game in the past and one that will be missed once it has completely disappeared. After the end of March downloadable songs for all of the Hero games will no longer be available. Just to clarify, this will not just include the million different editions of Guitar Hero, but also DJ Hero (which I actually like) and Band Hero (which I hate even more than I hate Guitar Hero). I guess this is bad news.
See also: Activision kills off Guitar Hero
There is good news, though! For the remaining two weeks that the downloads are still available they will be discounted on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii. In addition to this, servers will remain online so the games can continue to be played online.
So, if you are a budding virtual rocker or are just lumbered with the unique guitar or DJ controller, now really is the time to shop to your hearts content and stock up on tunes before they are all gone and just jam to your heart’s content.
Oh and by the way, for those about to rock: we salute you.