12:05 AM on 02/19/13
Or, ya know, you could pick up an actual guitar and learn almost every NFG song in about six months. I realize I sound like a dick. I just never got the point of these games. If it's your thing, it's cool.
12:35 AM on 02/19/13
I suck at music, and know nothing about notes, chords, how to read music, I'm basically tone deaf. when I was younger I used rockband to roleplay my dreams of being in a big band.
edit: yeah I sound like a ridiculously big loser I know lol
Honestly, I don't think that sounds like a loser at all. I do tons of weird gaming shit and have spent countless dollars on expanded gaming content. Uh, I'm much more proud of my life story in the Sims than I am of my own life. Like I said, if that's your thing, it's cool. I just couldn't fathom how one could prefer the video game to the real thing, but I suppose in your case it's reasonable. But honestly, these games felt so repetitive the few times I've played them. The way the songs were graphed made no sense to me, structurally. I recommend a game called Rocksmith if you haven't got up on that. I'm going to assume you don't have a guitar since you said you suck at music but if you ever luck into one, check that shit out. I can definitely vouch that it's a solid way to learn the instrument.
12:38 AM on 02/19/13
I suppose not, but like I said before, these games pissed me off because they made no sense in regards to the structure of the song that's being played. I will say that it's perfect for developing coordination between your left and right hands which is 70% of being good at any instrument.
12:53 AM on 02/19/13
The genre has been dead for a couple years ago and there are still people spouting this crap?
Alright, I'll be back. Gonna go to the local pond and jump on some turtles.
I'm sorry, I, honestly, do not get the appeal at all. Which is weird. I love games that allow people to role play and all that. I'm into Sims, I buy Madden and NBA 2K games almost exclusively to create an athletic version of myself and build up my character. But these games are just so damn repetitive.
03:32 AM on 02/19/13
And the sport sim games aren't repetitive? I'm a big gamer of all genres and I love/d the Guitar Hero and Rockband games. Now I'm probably going to sound like a dick but you sound like all my musician fans that would come around and have a go at those games. "Uh, this is nothing like the real instrument!" "Why would you play this and not just learn the real thing?"
It's a VIDEO GAME! Played for fun and enjoyment and as another member posted people who just couldn't ever get the knack for the real thing could fantasize whilst playing. Sorry for the rant but people with your view/opinion on the games just bug me. I will agree with you on Rocksmith though, I was lucky enough to get one of the rare guitar packs and have learnt quite a bit since I started it!
Sports and sims games can be repetitive, definitely. All games get repetitive to some degree. But with sports and.sims and other games, it just doesn't happen as quick. Sports games generally have a different outcome each time you play them if you play them right and with sims games, there are so many things to build and create and design and mod - it's seemingly endless. With Rock band/guitar hero it almost felt like you played one song, you've practically played them all. Some would get difficult but at the end of the day, you're still pressing the same 5 buttons. I don't mean to sound like the pretentious, elitist guitarist. I'm not even that great of an guitarist. In fact, I think it's totally wrong to even compare a game like rock band to playing an actual guitar. They are two separate concepts and entities and I think it's unfair to both sides to compare the two. I'm not trying to say an actual guitar is better than a video game, that's silly. That's like saying riding an actual bike is better than riding a stationary. It makes no sense. Although, yes, I'd much rather play an actual guitar; for me, it's more rewarding. Some may not have that privilege and I understand. I'm saying that as a game on their own, the rock band and guitar hero type games are boring and stale to me. I think I'm allowed to believe that
05:32 AM on 02/19/13
Like I said I am a pretty big gamer, I know about the variety in sports and sims games. Look at it like this though, pressing the same five buttons on a guitar controller is not much different to pressing the same four to six on a Gamepad. And each song not only can get harder but also require different variations of all the buttons and features on the guitar controls. And if it's totally wrong to compare GH/RB to a real guitar why did you say you can't fathom how people can enjoy these games compared to the real thing? Is that not comparing them?😝
Still just feels repetitive. Those games just aren't my thing. Haha I suppose I fucked up there. I should have said that I personally prefer the real thing to a game and that's why I can't see why someone would take the game over the real thing. I mean, if I were a professional football player, I'd probably hate Madden for the same reason - it's really unrealistic.
11:41 AM on 02/19/13
You make some good, well-thought out points but I personally see sports games not really so much as video games but more an extension of sports fandom (like fantasy leaugues, going to games, collecting cards, watching sports shows). As not a fan of sports in real life nor in video games, maybe it's over my head but sports video games always seemed lightyears away from the creative words of Mass Effect, Dragon Age, or even more real to life games like Heavy Rain. It's hard for me to comprehend how people spend so much time with them or what's so compelling.I'm not a fan of the music games either but I guess it's easier to see the appeal.
Can't argue there. Sports and simulation and music games are nowhere near the world of the games you mentioned.
03:21 PM on 02/19/13
There are always new features in Madden and the 2K series every year. Not to mention, every game you play is different from the last.
06:37 PM on 02/19/13
you could say that with a lot of games like NBA, Madden, Tony Hawks Pro Skater, Call of Duty (why dont you join the military for the real thing)... a game is just for fun.
side note: i can play guitars drums and sing... and i still liked rock band because it let me connect and have fun with music with some of my friends who aren't as musically incline.
That's not necessarily my point. Read on.
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