Thursday, 3 January 2008


I have just played what is most probably my last game of Guitar Hero 3.  Certainly on Career Mode that is.  Because I have come to one major realisation, and it has been brewing in my mind for several years now.

I cannot play video games.

I try and try and try to play these things, and the same thing always happens.  Every single time.  I get to a point, then I can't get any further and I end up feeling frustrated with the whole thing.  

So today I am bringing an end to it.  I am flat out refusing and boycotting games like these.  Game with a very specific way of playing.  Games where you either win or lose, and there is no other outcome.  Why?  Because they're not made for people like me.  I simply cannot do it.  I lack the hand eye co-ordination to jump through these hoops.  And why should I PAY to be made to feel that I am not as good as someone else who has posted their video of them acing it in one go on YouTube?  

I had to have a "Guitar Battle" against Slash.  And I couldn't do it.  I tried really hard, but I just couldn't do it.  And to rub salt into the wound, I get booed for not being able to do it.  And after being booed 5 times in a row, I felt just about ready to cry.  So thank you publishers of Guitar Hero 3.  Thank you for making me feel as low as the bullies did at school.  

I was going to ask for Excite Truck and a Steering Wheel for my birthday...I don't think I will bother now.