When I play Rock Band or Guitar Hero, all I want to do is enjoy a transient feeling of self-deluding indulgence. I want to believe that I can rip chords and carry out fast finger picking on an electric guitar without any prior practice nor lessons. Rock Band and Guitar Hero allowed instant gratification for self-deceit in the name of entertainment.
Check this out:
Oh you’ve already seen this on Kotaku?
How about this instead?
How about a real electric guitar with controller buttons built in? You can’t get any more realistic than this!
NO! Harmonix no! That is absolutely not why I play Rock Band. I want to feel like God, not like shit for 60 over hours before I actually start to decently play songs that I am totally sick of by then.