A demo version of Guitar Hero: Metallica is available right now on Xbox LIVE. This is confusing for a number of reasons. Among them:
- If you don't understand the concept behind Guitar Hero (pushing colored buttons on a fake guitar in time to music), you must either live in a cave, on a raft, or the 18th century and those places don't have Internet connections.
- If you have functioning ears, you've already heard the music of Metallica and you no doubt have an opinion on them. The rest of the bands in the game largely are metal-heavy, guitar driven bands -- a genre of music that everyone holds a relatively strong opinion on.
- For that matter, if you are curious about whether Metallica's music "works" in game form, you can play either Guitar Hero 3 or Rock Band. Both titles feature the band's music. You can download Metallica's entire Death Magnetic album for Guitar Hero 3 if you'd like.
- Why only Gold members? Why must gamers pay money to download "free" demos?
Given the facts above, I imagine everyone has already made up their mind as to whether they will purchase Guitar Hero: Metallica when it comes out at the end of the month. Maybe I'm wrong. Which side are you on? Pro or anti Guitar Hero: Metallica?
Here's my totally unsolicited musical opinion: I like music games. I like Guitar Hero; but I don't like Metallica. I don't like any album from Metallica, including Ride the Lightning.
Many people have tried to convince me that the band does, in fact, rock. But I am unmoved. I do not like Metallica. Although, I do enjoy the movie Some Kind of Monster, because there's something about a band needing a life coach that's totally Spinal Tap, but Metallica is real!