November 24th, 2007

My Aching Shoulder

Rome Girl has made me stop playing Guitar Hero 3.

That's because I played it for roughly 12 hours straight yesterday ending around 6 a.m. and then got up this afternoon and started playing it again until large shooting pains started going through my left shoulder.

"Dude, keep it up and you won't be able to type by Monday," she said.

"But you don't understand," I responded. "I just beat 'One' on Medium mode and I have the Slash avatar!"

"Step away from the machine," she ordered.

So, I went over to the Vert Anglais and had a few drinks while she went out shopping and then cooked me a wonderful pasta dinner.

For my part I did the dishes, changed the kitty litter and replaced a bunch of broken light bulbs.

Some initial observations on Guitar Hero 3:

1. Playing "Welcome To The Jungle" is almost as good as having sex.

2. Hammer ons and pull offs are a lot easier this time around.

3. "The Metal" by Tenacious D is the funniest song I'd never heard before I got this game.

4. "Black Magic Woman" is, as far as I can tell, simply a collection of random notes written and played by a guy on lots of drugs.

5. The videos are awesome.

6. Wow is "One" a collection of weird and interesting and difficult melodies.

7. As I've said before, the Boss Battles are complete horse shit.

8. That said, I love it when the prisoners riot when you beat the Slash boss battle.

9. Overall the songs are a lot more reasonable than the ones in Guitar Hero 2. There are much less weirdo rhythms and ridiculous guitar solos. Instead you can just focus on playing some good songs.

10. It sucks that there is no option to play the game in English. Since when is the UK not a part of the EU?