Guitar Hero has been one of the most popular guitar-simulating games since 2005. Throughout the years, many people, whether young or old, actually have had fun playing the game. Especially, after it was made available on different platforms where no arcade game was complete without Guitar Hero. What is great about it is that it has a guitar controller with buttons on the guitar neck for the “chords”, and on the body for the strumming. The easiest level requires you to hit a maximum of 3 buttons while the maximum makes you use all the buttons. Even if you do not know how to play guitar, you can still play it. The game doesn’t feature any actual chords since Guitar Hero is essentially just a fun rhythm game.
How Does It Help Us, Guitar Enthusiasts?
Now the issue might seem that this game does not really help us much with our skill in playing the guitar. There are other games that can do that, so why choose to play Guitar Hero? Even the best Guitar Hero players would not be able to play a real guitar.
In any case, Guitar Hero, being a rhythm game, still gives us a feel of the rhythm. Listening to the rhythm is one skill that guitarists should be able to master. In most songs, the strumming can even help when looking to learn the actual strumming pattern on an actual guitar. When it comes to the “chords”, you can benefit from it since this also improves the manual dexterity of your fingers and the reaction time to the rhythm, especially when playing on harder levels.
Besides, not everything has to be serious all the time. Who said we can’t learn and have fun at the same time? Undoubtedly, one of the best things you get with playing Guitar Hero is the bond you share with the people you play with.