Sunday, August 02, 2009
The time of the week when I invent something
So there’s this game that the kids are playing these days. It’s called Guitar Rock Band Hero. People pretend they’re playing music by pressing buttons along with the rhythm.
This is all fine and well. I have no problem with rhythm games. In fact, it’s kind of interesting because these games are much more popular than traditional non-rhythmic games, which skewed heavily male. Evidently girls like playing air guitar.
But what about the true purpose of video games? What about blowing stuff up and stomping on turtles?
We should add the rhythm to them. Wouldn’t it be fun to play Halo, but you act as if you’re in a music video. You get extra points for shooting along with the beat. You have to get to certain positions for certain parts of the song. Your guns and bombs and swords become your instruments, both of destruction and music. It would be kind of like this, only way better because Bon Jovi wouldn’t be allowed on the soundtrack. Some rock, some hip hop, a very small amount of techno, just no Bon Jovi. Ok, a little Bon Jovi.
It would work. You’re welcome video game industry.