Forget Halo 3, Wii Play, or Assassins Creed. By far, the most overrated games currently going are Guitar Hero III and Rock band. But unlike the others, these rehashed games of "Simon" also make gamers look bad just by being what they are.
The author obviously doesn't know anything about gaming, i mean come on he compared it to simon. Also comparing it to ddr, well duh its called the rhythm game based genre, it's a genre in the video game industry. Any doofus can rant about how they don't like this genre or that genre, what a poor excuse for a writer.
but whatever, let the fools have their fun. (by the way, im kidding. A game is a sucess if it makes someone happy to play it. Right now, rock band is making millions of people happy. I call it a success).
Why didn't this guy mention Britney's Dance Beat, then he might have had an argument there.
By far the most uninformed piece of drivel I have read, and I have read some utter junk.
It's not just that I love the games, its just that the guy makes no valid points.
Comparing it with 'simon'??? Simon was memory game - about the only reason you could compare it is because colours light up?
Much as I agree its a valid enough story, I can't bring myself to approve this - its the kind of utter junk that doesnt inform anyone...
butt-drool is more like it. i was almost finished reading but had to stop after this "To become a master of the game of Simon, one had to not only have an excellent memory, but be able to adapt on the fly to patterns that were never experienced before, nor would be after. (Most unlike the relatively simplistic and infinitely forgiving Guitar Hero and Rock Band songs; which even the mentally challenged can pass after experiencing the pre-set pattern a few times or so.) Even so, they continually sell well, though they can’t even begin to teach the instruments that they mimic." compares it to simon, and says simon is the less simplistic? LOL! who the hell is he callin mentally challenged? did this focking monkey attempt the game on hard or extreme? simon was a game id play in the car on trips when i was little, and would get put away after 20 mins when it got boring. requires much less skill and effort then guitar hero on hard/extreme, and gives nowhere near the sense of fun/satisfaction when you do well. at least imo. the scoring system, and hard difficulty makes this a great game for hardcore gamers in addition to casuals. what a monkey, this author "Iran White" is
So you are saying this is not a memory game your following paterns that repeat themselves.
What a huge load of bullshit and waste of my 5 minutes.
As much as I LOVE GH, I do have to admit that learning to play a real guitar takes a lot more skill. But talking crap about these games is unacceptable, they're a blast!
This is one of the dumbest things I've ever read, and if that's that writer's opinion, fine, but it wasn't worth a read, let alone being reported on a game news website. It's a video game, why be so anal about it? You can trivialize gaming in general this way. You can say this, too: - Instead of racing cars in a game, go to Fontana Speedway and race a car! - Why play shooters when you can go to a gun range, or go hunting? - Instead of playing Fight Night Round 3, get out and take boxing lessons! See what I mean? You can break it down and trivialize it all you want. The point is that games are just that: games. They are just meant to be fun. This guy is a complete moron, and his opinion about gamers who enjoy these games is ridiculous. I'm saddened to read things like this because it's people with that type of thinking that, as a whole, drag things down, and if he wants to type up that mindless drivel then he should keep it far out of sight of anyone with a brain, let alone an ounce of intelligence.
Maybe this writer thinks that we should go out and buy guns and go around sniping people from the rooftops instead of playing something such as CoD4. The author makes no good points such as the one i have just made. Why the hell would people want to shoot people in real life. That would be stupid. Maybe not everyone wants to actually learn to play guitar and they just enjoy playing rock band and guitar hero.
Though your logic makes sense, that's dangerous territory. For example, I actually have an interest in playing real guitar cause of GH3, so people like Jack Thompson could potentially go, "If a game like Guitar Hero can inspire people to play the guitar, Grand Theft Auto could inspire people to kill a prostitute to get their money back, shoot a rocket at a police car, and jump a bridge on a motorcycle." Of course this removes common sense from the equation, buy Jacky boy seems to leave that at the door.
use of memory , finger dexterity and rhythm are all used in these games. which are building blocks for real music instruments . your not going to be able to shred on a real guitar after mastering GH3 but u will have a small foundation of rhythm and memory skills to start with
the second i read "shred".
did the word shred steal your lunch money? whats the prob? he makes a good point
guitar and has progressed rather nicely after playing the hell out of Guitar Hero.
What about a game such as God of War where you have to push buttons when they appear on screen. They must have stolen this idea from the game Simon!
its not being synced with music so i don't think its going to have the same effect.
LAme double post >=(
they aren't overrated, just popular
no they are not the same thing.
Overrated is "Halo." Something that's been touted so great and mind-blowing, is actually just a mediocre experience.
Popular can be something that's actually good with a lot of people buying into it.
Thin lines, but there is a difference.
got his ass kicked trying to play "Celebrity Skin" on easy, therefore Rock Band must be lame...
I play 4 instruments (more if you count the fact that some woodwind fingering is similar across instrument type) and have a lot of fun playing Rock Band. Moreover, my wife who has little to no musical talent plays with me. Although I don't claim to be any sort of virtuoso on the instruments I play, I consider myself competent. What better way for two with such differing musical skill levels to enjoy a little fun with music?
Sure this guy can have his opinion, but man, how closed minded is that.
@ kingxtreme81: Preach it, brother. You nailed it and are so right. Bubbles for you.
Damn,did this guy come out of his house and find the creator of GHIII pouring sugar in his gas tank or something?Yea,these games suck.That's why they've sold millions of copies....end sarcasm.
I was goona read this article but i guess i better not lol...
Guitar Hero, and ESPECIALLY Rock Band, are a blast to play.
This guy is going way overboard.
Why bash something that makes people happy and social?
Guess what? I played sax, and guitar, and piano, WAY before I started guitar hero. What about those who are good at instruments but love music?
It's not a way to impress, it's a way to have fun. That's what it's supposed to be.
(BTW, RockBand drums-expert- really takes a lot of coordination and is a great way to start off with some drumming technique. Example-I learned that fast 4 note streaks with a note right after it works best by going LRLLR.
You pretty nearly discovered the paradiddle there! http://www.vicfirth.com/edu...
Most FPS are crap...there are much more crap FPS than crap music games if you are talking sheer ratio of good vs bad.
I hope dude joins the military since he likes shooting games so much.
But Halo 3's hype was worse, don't ya think.
All that marketing for Halo 2 with shiny suits...
How can you pick "The seeker" as a Who song? at least they just put Journey on.
What a Hater. Capital H. I bet he suXXorz at Guitar Hero and Rock Band.
the guy who wrote this article is a retard. he probably cant beat slow ride on easy, LOL.
Poor guy probably got beat down by Lou one too many times. It's a video game, no different from racing cars or playing football. You're doing something you cannot do in real life.
simon was pretty fun way back when :)
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Love it, It's sad but true. The ??? actually are the biggest draw back to this site, if it wasn't for n4g that 3 step program wouldn't work as well for a lot of sites. Don't worry I know it's digg's fault too.
the dumbest article I've ever read.
This guy is stupid! these games are great!
The hype for GH3 was defintely over done, it's a poorly made game that fails in most aspects. Rock Band didnt have a lot of hype with in the gaming community, however, most gaming sites and magazines all said how awesome it was gonna be. It turned out to be an awesome, innovative game with some really cool features and DLC that has blown away all other DLC ever. It's a pity EA screwed the the peripheral production, rushing things, but they tried hard to fix it. The dude who wrote that is obviously some douche who's just pissed because he suck at rhythm games. Complaining that a video game sucks because it makes you feel like your doing something ur not really doing is stupid, that's what EVERY video game is.
man the writer of this must be sad that he sucks so bad at these games, maybe if he were better then he'd have some friends
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