Alan Smithee

I’m Officially Done With Rhythm Games

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As much as I enjoy playing rhythm games, I been thinking about how assinine my behavior has been in purchasing these games. I’ve got 3 different versions of Guitar Hero sitting in my mancave along with 2 versions of Rockband +100 downloaded songs. Along with the games, I have about 5 different guitars and 3 sets of drums that are just eating up space in the closet or littering the floor around my entertainment system.

If having the multitude of games and songs to play isn’t enough reason to quit buying them cold-turkey, the money that I’ve spent in recent months certainly puts me on the “I’m done” list.

Before everyone out there with an opinion says “Yeah, well nobody forced you to get these games.” I do realize that. I’m just trying to make light of a situation which I’m sure many other gamers out there find themselves in.

It’s not that I don’t have a blast playing these games, but I don’t think that I can take having to start from the beginning again and trog my way through the entire game until I get the hard/bonus song that you usually have to wait for the credits to play. I do feel a bit suckered because many of these companies play to the music nerd that resides within me (I’ve bought a game or two based solely on it having 1 or 2 tracks that I just ‘had’ to play).

Maybe its the big chunk of gameplay that these games rely on with their “start a band with your friends” mentality that’s pissing me off. I don’t have much time for friends nor do I have many of them to begin with so me having a full band at my pad or on the internet at one time is rediculous…then again, me being a hermit isn’t the game’s but it is a reason why I don’t see myself picking up the Rockband: Beatles expansion or even the Guitar Hero: Metallica at any point in the future…I’m just sayin.

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