no-genius wrote:Yes, guitar hero may be hard, but its still telling you what to do? All you have to do is be fast enough. It's possible to play a song by ear - I can't do that unless its really easy.
I'm going to not mention the whole talent pit you've dug and focus on this. I'll also not talk about the random question mark. Either way, the point is that the whole, being able to play by ear, bit, is, as I understand it, exactly why it's so much easier in real life. Granted, different people have different experiences, but with guitar hero you don't get natural progressions of notes so your hand won't instinctively go to the right note. Instead you have to do do exactly what it tells you on screen. Granted that the notes will generally be further up or down the frets depending on how high or low the note is, but there are 7 notes in an octave and 5 on a guitar hero controller, so you know it'll have to get weird at some point.
Also, keep in mind that it's a game, a game with levels and difficulty settings and, if you look at it that way, bosses and unlockable areas. That alone makes it different from guitar which is just one huge sprawling level, a la mmorpg. So the point is, if you want to lose your life to an activity, play a real guitar, if you want to have a bit of fun playing some tunes, play guitar hero.
I'd also like to mention that I come from a latin american family so have had plenty of occasion to sit around in a group with a couple of people playing guitar. It can easily be just as boring for the spectators as watching guitar hero, perhaps more so if they know they'll never have a chance of playing. In, guitar hero even the newest of players can play against or with the most expert players because they can each choose difficulty settings.