There’s no denying that Guitar Hero and Rock Band were extremely popular videos games. But one question always seemed to arise during those marathon gaming sessions: Why spend countless hours learning how to play a fake guitar when you could spend that time learning to play an actual guitar?
The answer was obvious. Learning to play video game guitar is less tedious, less demanding and rewarded with immediate feedback and instant gratification. Basically, it is easier and thus more fun. You just fire up the game, and within minutes, you’re playing songs you’ve heard on the radio. With actual guitar playing, it could take months to get to that point.