Guitar Hero II

The times they are a-changin’.

This post seems to be older than 17 years—a long time on the internet. It might be outdated.

What a great game. What an addictive game.

Mike’s brother, Jason, brought it down from his dorm room and I had a chance to play. AWESOME!

The game play is simple, fun, and challenging. Think Dance Dance Revolution (DDR), but for guitar. You have a guitar with five “fret” buttons. As the “notes” stream across the screen (it’s actually more of a reverse Star Wars title scroll on steroids), you press the appropriate fret key and strum. However, unlike DDR, the music is actually good! What’s this you say? Yup: Mötley Crüe, Spinal Tap, KISS, Nirvana, The Police, Van Halen, Foo Fighters, Alice in Chains, Black Sabbath, The Rollings Stones, Guns N’ Roses, Rage Against the Machine, Aerosmith, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Strongbad! Those are just the band names I recognize to, and yes, I did say Strongbad.

And the Trogdor comes in the night!