I'm still heavily enjoying Guitar Hero and now that I've all but mastered Medium mode and am starting to get a bit better on Hard mode, I'm planning on throwing a couple of videos of me playing this up on putfile so that others who don't have the game can see what it's like to play it. Jessica, I'm looking at you.
But before I do that, I have a wish for the powers-at-be. Namely, the wonderful magicians at Harmonix.
Harmonix makes the Karaoke Revolution games as well as this wonderful Guitar Hero, right? Right. Well, just as the latest version of Karaoke Revolution contains some dance gameplay to be used with the Dance Dance Revolution dance pad, why can't the next version of Guitar Hero include singing?
Here's my idea. Release an all-accoustic sequel to Guitar Hero that includes the guitar mechanics of Guitar Hero along with the singing mechanics of Karaoke Revolution. Include musicians like Jack Johnson, Ben Harper, Chris Isaak, John Mayer, REM, Alice in Chains, Paul Westerberg, Toad the Wet Sprocket, even freaking Bruce Springsteen and Jewel if you absolutely have to. Yes, I am that desperate.
So then players can come that much closer to fulfilling what we all really dream of being. The complete solo act. And think about how fun a Duet Mode could be? I could be jamming out on the guitar and my wife singing the lyrics with a microphone. Or I could serenade her with my musical stylings and play the guitar and sing while she simply sits there and tries not to laugh.
Actually, that's a great idea. Now that I think of it, Harmonix, if you are reading this is there any chance you can maybe get a Guitar/Karaoke Hero/Revolution (I'll leave the nomenclature to you) game out to me that includes "Beautiful in My Eyes" by Joshua Kadison sometime next year. I know that's a tall order, but our 10 year wedding anniversary is only 20 months away and, well, you'll need the time to make the game and I'll need time to practice. I hope this isn't too much to ask.
And even if you can't do the Joshua Kadison request, please consider an all-acoustic sing-songy version of Guitar Hero. You have the technology from two great music games that seem to be made for one another. They are the yin to one another's yang. Help them make beautiful music together.