Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock for Wii

We recently got a Nintendo Wii for the family and with just Wii Fit and Wii Sports, it’s a blast. The simple games and cool controls make it easy to play (and fun). Aside from those two games, the only other one we currently have is Guitar Hero III and I’ll admit, I’m addicted.

Having played bass guitar in a band back in high school—yes, I had dreams of becoming a rock star—this game was something I wanted to play right away. I’m currently doing pretty well on the Easy setting and can’t stop thinking about the game. Seriously, it’s too much fun. It’s got a great list of songs and the Wii version may lack downloadable content, it makes up for it with Wii only features like responsiveness to how you hold the guitar.

I’ve already decided the only thing I want for Christmas is Guitar Hero World Tour – which adds drums and vocals.

Then for my birthday (or shortly after) it will have to be Guitar Hero: Metallica, which I hope supports the drums from World Tour.


File this under one more reason to want a Wii. Nintendo has created a Co-Star Mode in the new Super Mario Galaxy that lets parents help younger players navigate the 3-D world in the game. from the GameDaily story:

As the second player, you don’t get a character on screen, you get a cursor that is used to capture gems, gather coins, help give Mario jump boosts and distract would-be foes. So younger gamers still get to control the primary character, feel like they’re controlling a game and ensures that the game experience lasts longer than what would occur based on their current abilities.

Very cool. The few times Carter and I have tried to play any games (albeit, it’s the X-Box), he just can’t quite grasp the controls and game play just yet. I don’t know how old I was when I received my first NES, but I remember playing it for hours. Newer games (and especially 3-D navigation) can be harder for younger players, so it’s cool that Nintendo realized this and actually did something about it.