Guitar Hero: Thick as a Brick
Guitar Hero: Thick as a Brick is a 2009 music rhythm game released by
Harmonix Activision Disney Marvel LucasArts Space Aliens, in which players use a guitar-shaped game controller to simulate playing lead, bass guitar, rhythm guitar, drums, organ, saxophone, piccolo, Pikachu, sine waves, annoying bleep sounds, accordian, harmonica, kazoo and loud burps. It is marketed mainly toward people who are too retarded to be able to learn how to play real instruments. Players match notes that scroll on-screen to colored fret buttons on the controller, strumming the controller in time to the music in order to score points, and keep the virtual audience in a bloodthirsty murderous rage against how bad the music is.
Unlike most music games of it's kind, Guitar Hero: Thick as a Brick features only one song: "Thick as a Brick" by Jethro Tull. Players play "Thick as a Brick" for 45 minutes with no breaks allowed, and they have to start all over if they miss even one note. As usual, people who buy this game must buy an entirely new controller which only works for this one song.
Contribution to over-saturated market[edit | edit source]
Guitar Hero: Thick as a Brick was the swan-song of the popular Guitar Hero franchise, as gamers in 2009 who had already bought "Guitar Hero 5", "Guitar Hero: Metallica", "Guitar Hero: Van Halen", "Guitar Hero: On Tour Modern Hits", "Guitar Hero 5 Mobile", "Guitar Hero Arcade", "Band Hero", "DJ Hero", "Chamber Music Hero", "Cowbell Hero", "Minecraft Music Block Hero", "Accordian Hero", (featuring Weird Al Yankovic) "Chiptune Hero", "D-Pad Hero", "Kazoo Hero" and "Armpit Fart Noise Hero", all of which also came out in 2009, just couldn't afford to shell out more money for yet another music game in the same year: especially one that only contained one song. Industry insiders believe this was the straw that broke the camel's back and finally ended the Guitar Hero series.
Downloadable content[edit | edit source]
However, on April 1, 2012, downloadable content was added for Ian Anderson's Thick as a Brick 2. This was one day before the album was released in stores and it was intended as an April Fools prank on the world.
When asked whether there would be any more DLC (Downloadable Content) for Guitar Hero: Thick as a Brick, the company executive again responded, "What, are you kidding? Heeelll no."
A pretentious twit is interviewed by ... himself![edit | edit source]
I love the amazing richness of language that this video offers the viewer. The man in the video is undoubtedly a genius, and should be molested by a snowy mole.