Guitar Hero II is awesome
Personally, I’m not a big gamer at all. I rarely, if ever, play any games on my Mac (as if there were any, haha!) and will occasionally play for a few minutes on my DS or PSP. That being said, I am absolutely, positively addicted to Guitar Hero II on the PS2 (also on Xbox 360, but I don’t own it). If you’ve never heard of it, read on, as I’m going to tell you why it’s, well, awesome.
Firstly, it’s different. I’m not going around shooting monsters, which is admittedly entertaining, or trying to reach the end of some level by jumping through obstacles. Instead, you use the special guitar-shaped controller to play the notes in some awesome rock songs. Even though it took 15 frustrating minutes to finally teach my fingers which button controls which note, it was worth it because of how much I’m enjoying the game now.
The actual game is based around a band you create. Your band will go to shows and play songs; simple enough. There are “sets” of four songs which each get progressively harder to complete. To unlock a new set on a certain level of difficulty, you need to beat 3 of the 4 songs in a set. Let me tell you, it starts easy, even on the medium difficulty, but it gets harder, much harder. Right now it hurts to type because of how much I’ve been moving my fingers on those damn keys!
I sort of mentioned the difficulty levels, but I’ll describe them a little more in a list:
- Easy: only 3 notes, very slow
- Medium: 4 notes, quick
- Hard: all 5 notes, wicked fast
- Expert: still 5 notes, fast
Right now, I’m playing on medium and that’s giving me a challenge.
Now, I went out and bought a PS2 for this game specifically (my old one was broken); most people probably won’t do that, but if you find your old PS2 in a corner and want to give it a new life, invest $80 for the package of Guitar Hero II + the guitar controller. I’m telling you, you won’t regret it.