After seeing a demonstration of Guitar Hero at my sisters house, my son and I went online and purchased the game and two guitars for our Wii. You see, my son is 16 and I’m, well, older. Any opportunity to hang out together is welcomed. The first few hours were a lot of fun. We both had our sessions set to ‘easy’ and traded top position on the leader board back and forth. Of course, as the week went by, I watched as my son’s scores improve as mine languished. That was 12 weeks ago. Now he plays on the expert level and I’m stuck at medium. He had his initials at the top of the players list on every song.
After hours of hacking away at that plastic guitar I topped out at medium. Moving on to hard and adding that 5th key when I only have 4 fingers is just beyond my ever slowing ability to do that 'eye/hand' thing. It just wasn't working. I realized that to get my name at the top of the players list, practice alone was not going to get me there. I was going to have to cheat.
*** Update 4/27/08 - This design has no electrical connection to the "Whammy Bar" or the "Tilt Sensor", so these two inputs have to be operated manually.. Although I posted a high score of 234,098 on YouTube, I clearly STILL don't know how to beat my son at Guitar Hero. Last night when the wife and I were out to dinner, My son Alex snuck into my shop, turned on the AGH1000, picked up the GH Guitar and, while the computer was playing the Wii, operated the Whammy Bar and Tilt mechanism and beat my score with an amazing 241,489. He once again is at the top of the list. What's a dad to do.
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