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Nobody’s Fault

It was announced today that the next installment of the Guitar Hero franchise would be called “Guitar Hero: Aerosmith” and would features songs from the band, such as “Don’t Want to Miss a Thing,” “Sweet Emotion” and “Dream On,” as well as songs from bands that either toured with or were inspired by Aerosmith. While I don’t really know what that last part means (except that “walk This Way” will probably be in the game), I can tell you that this is a rather interesting development.

When Guitar Hero 3 came out, everyone started talking about how this was more of a “sidegrade” than an “upgrade.” Most of the new features sucked, like Battle Mode. I don’t think anyone liked that. They emphasized the whole “Legends of Rock” thing, but there was really only one in the game, Slash, and you couldn’t even make your own character. But the game was nice and hard on expert and had a pretty good tracklist, so I don’t think anyone really regrets buying it.

Then Rock Band came out, and really, who cared about Guitar Hero anymore? Rock Band showed all the faults in that franchise, with its amazing multiplayer, customization, even DLC. Rock Band was vastly superior to Guitar Hero, and many, myself included, swore off Guitar Hero once and for all.

Activision must be aware that a major evolution for Guitar Hero would be necessary for it to win back all those that have switched to Rock Band. And Aerosmith was their best idea? Don’t get me wrong, I like my fair share of Aerosmith songs, but come on, a whole game? The only band that would work with is KISS.

I hate to say it, but my time with my beloved Guitar Hero may be over.

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