Franz Ferdinand, Sum 41, Queens of the Stone Age Lend Music To Bizarre Video Game

Published: 2005-11-11
From the "Seriously? This Exists?" file comes news of a brand new video game for PS2 entitled Guitar Hero. Armed with your very own Guitar Hero SG Controller, which is shaped like a Gibson SG and which, you can be assured, "feels just like a real guitar", you too can jam along to your favourite songs without having to go to the trouble of actually learning how to play them. All you have to do is "slam on the fret buttons", "shred on the strum bar" or "go wild on the whammy bar", whatever those words might mean.

Players can assume the role of eight different characters (sample names: "Axel Steel" and "Izzy Sparks") and perform at a variety of different "venues" while (virtually) rocking out to the sounds of Queens of the Stone Age, The Ramones, Black Sabbath and, uh, Boston.

For the hipster gamer, Franz Ferdinand's "Take Me Out" is included as is "Ziggy Stardust", while Canadian rawk is represented by Sum 41's "Fat Lip" and BTO's immortal "Hey You".

Bizarre. I propose a sequel, however, involving the highly underrated "key-tar", i.e. the much maligned 1980's keyboard/guitar hybrid. You could jam along to "99 Luftballoons"! Don't you want to be a key-tar hero? No? Fine. For more info, go to www.guitarherogame.com.

Writer: Neil McDonald

   

 

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