So I played Rock Band this past weekend. It was not as bad as I thought it would be. I did much better on the guitar then on drums. I can see now how people can get into it. As great as my experience was I still am not going to run out and buy the game. Mostly because of the extra investment in equipment beyond just the game console and game.
It is one thing if playing this game would actually make me good at playing the guitar but really it is just a virtual way of pretending to play. It levels the playing field between those who have guitar skills and those who have never even seen a guitar before and virtually makes them look good. If you took the same amount of hours that you put into developing your character in Rock Band and focused it on playing the guitar I think it could be quite possible to learn how to play the guitar well.
Now dont get me wrong I will definitely play Rock Band again and it a great group game but like most video games the end result is lots of effort with not much to show. Which is why I try and limit the amount of video games I get into.