PlayStation 2, Xbox
The crowd is booing me. I just stood on stage with a guitar and totally butchered the Police's "Message in a Bottle."
I don't mind the booing, though, because I played enough correct notes to progress to the next song. After all, the ostensible mission of Guitar Hero II is to work your way through 60-plus songs - everything from traditional rock (Thin Lizzy's "Bad Reputation") to punk (Suicidal Tendencies' "Institutionalized").
Then again, the point of Guitar Hero II isn't just to finish missions. The point is to have fun holding a plastic guitar and pressing five buttons on its fret when the TV screen tells you to. That way, you can pretend to be a rock star. If you hit the right buttons at the right time, you hear the guitar parts of songs. If you don't, you hear wrong notes.
Simple idea. Hard to execute.