I’ve been playing a lot of Rock Band 2 recently. Michelle‘s favorite part of the game is shopping for new outfits after earning money from playing shows. “This is better than that whole guitar playing part! Look at these boots! That top is cute.” I should let her play games with shopping built into it. Maybe it will curb her desire to shop in real life.
She is right, though. Creating the character in the game is a lot of fun. It’s not just about the music. It’s about the style, but it’s about style in and out of the game.
I play most of my songs at difficulty level medium, because I’m so used the real instruments that the oversimplification of the controllers confuses me. Okay, it’s because my self esteem can’t take the crowd booing me. There is another, better reason to play on easier difficulty levels in the game. You can rock out better. There’s no greater feeling than dancing and jumping around the family room with a tiny plastic guitar. It makes me feel like a true rock star.
Groupies, please form a line to the left to get your boobs signed.