I've been rocking out on a plastic guitar for a while now; too long some would say. I finally decided a couple months ago that I would finally get myself a real guitar and learn to play some of the songs I've been playing for so long. While I've been spending plenty of time lately learning chords and building up calluses on my fingers, I've been thinking about how much fun it was when I first learned to play on Guitar Hero, and how boring it is learning the real guitar. I know my hard work will pay off eventually, but I have something of a short attention span. Guitar Rising is a new game (if you can call it that) that is exactly what I've been looking for. Hit the jump for an awesome video.
I can't remember the last time I've been so excited about learning something. Playing a few chords here and there gets old quick, however, this looks like it plays almost the same as Guitar Hero, only scrolling to the side. You can use any electric guitar (which is awesome), and slow down/speed up the tempo. There are varying levels of difficulty and 30 rock songs to play. I didn't see any well-known song on the video, but either way it'll still be fun to learn with.
There isn't a lot of info available about Guitar Rising other than what's in the video. We do know that it should be released on both PC and Mac in late 2008.