Once again a weekend’s big plans were tossed aside by Guitar Hero.
This time it was the brand-spanking-new Guitar Hero III that laid our plans to waste. We picked it up on Friday, and didn’t stop playing until the kids went to bed last night. Oh, alright, I’ll admit it – my kids stopped playing at bedtime, but I kept thrashing away long after they were asleep.
Overall I like the set list in GHII better, but GHIII does have some great additions like "One" (finally, Metallica on Guitar Hero!) and "Cliffs of Dover" (one of my favorite guitar instrumentals). We had a blast getting through the final "boss" battle, and even struggled our way to the end of the finger-crippling "Through the Fire and Flames" (on medium, of course – and we never did better than three stars).
Today we’re soaking our hands in ice water, hoping to be healed well enough to play again next weekend.