After literally years of telling my twin brother how awesome Guitar Hero is, and listening to him give me snark about the games, I've converted him. Above is the photo evidence.
It took a while, and it wasn't easy. My husband bought me the new Warriors of Rock game (among other things) for Christmas.
|Pretend you're a rock star....you know you want to.|
"Yeah, it actually looks pretty bad a**."
I nodded. We all know my guitar rocks. I handed it over to him. He held the guitar in his hands, and I could tell he wanted to play the game. But it was too soon. He didn't want it badly enough to eat his snarky words of so many years.
So I waited. The next time he came over, I mentioned which games I had collected. I was able to pick up Guitar Hero II, III, World Tour, and GH: Aerosmith in addition to Warriors of Rock which came with my sweet, sweet guitar. I causally mentioned how they even had a Guitar Hero: Metallica. His interest perked up again. He mentioned he was actually considering playing. I was close.
Finally today, he came over for a few hours before work. We chatted. I oh so causally asked him if he wanted to play a video game or watch a movie. His eyes darted over to my guitar and he said, "You talked about teaching me how to play."
I grinned. I started him off easy, with Guitar Hero II. The game has a steep learning curve, so the songs on Easy are still harder to play on the more recent games, than the older ones like GH II.
Turns out, he's a prodigy! My twin is a gamer, so he picked up on it really quickly and only failed out on one song (Bodies, by Drowning Pool). By the time he had to leave for work he was playing Warriors of Rock, kicking butt and taking names.
*sniff* It's a beautiful day!
|I'm doing this as hard as I can. Rwarrrrrrrr!|