Having noticed Tom’s Guitar Hero blog, I thought I’d get in on some of that action with my own views. I’m watching you Wiggins!
I recently had a birthday and as such had a bunch of people staying over at my gaff. After much fun at my birthday ‘do’, we broke out the Guitar Hero II in the drunken belief that the state we were in would make us better at it than when sober. I’d experienced this ‘fact’ only a week before at the massive LAN event in Newbury, i29. It was there that - at two in the morning feeling rather tired and emotional, playing on a massive projector - I'd hit a 100% score on Guitar Hero. This drunken zen-like ability was indeed borne out by us unlocking most of the songs in career mode at my house. As the night wore on, people dropped off on the sofa that smells of biscuits and sloped away to rooms with blow up beds that were slowly hissing air away. Only my mate, Simes, the Guitar Hero guru with his own customised GH controller, was left to unlock Misirlou with his claw-like hand aching.
It was funny to find that party games, a bit like food, are only really desired and digestible at the right time of day. Eggs are for morning, curry for night. The other way around is just wrong. Equally Guitar Hero is not a morning game. You can only really play Nintendo party games in the morning. We went for Mario Golf which was unbelievabubble fun (as Luigi says) and a bit of Mario Smash Football which was foul-tastically stupid.
I can only imagine what it will be like to play the Wii sports games when you have friends to stay. It’s nice to think that party games may make a big come back this Christmas. Roll on Christmas party sleepover!