Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Looks like I won't be getting Guitar Hero: Aerosmith

So Ars Technica posted the songlist for Guitar Hero: Aerosmith.

For $60, you get these songs (plus, if you believe some internet postings, 16 more songs that you can unlock later):

Nipmuc High School
1. Mott the Hoople - "All the Young Dudes"*
2. Cheap Trick - "Dream Police"
3. Aerosmith - "Make It"
4. Aerosmith - "Uncle Salty"
5. Aerosmith - "Draw the Line"

Max's Kansas City
6. Joan Jett - "I Hate Myself for Loving You"
7. The Kinks - "All Day and All of the Night"*
8. Aerosmith - "Movin' Out"
9. Aerosmith - "No Surprize"
10. Aerosmith - "Sweet Emotion"

The Orpheum Theater
11. The Clash - "Complete Control"
12. New York Dolls - "Personality Crisis"*
13. Aerosmith - "Livin' on the Edge"
14. Aersomith - "Ragdoll"
15. Aerosmith - "Love in an Elevator"

Half Time Show
16. Lenny Kravitz - "Always on the Run
17. Black Crowes - "Hard to Handle"*
18. Aerosmith - "Back in the Saddle"
19. Aerosmith - "Beyond Beautiful"
20. Aerosmith - "Dream On"

21. The Cult - "She Sells Sanctuary"
22. Run DMC - "King of Rock"
23. Aerosmith - "Bright Light Fright"
24. Aerosmith - "Nobody's Fault"
25. Run DMC featuring Aerosmith - "Walk This Way"

I have bolded the songs I would like to play. Dream On was made available as a free download months ago, so I already have that one. Plus no Dude Looks Like a Lady? What gives?

Anyway, that is a total of eight songs for $60.00 (or about $7.50 a song - and the only one that come close to being worth it is the Run DMC/Aerosmith Walk This Way song at the very end). When for $60.00 on Rock Band, I can download The Pixies album Doolittle ($15.00), The Who album Who's Next ($15.00), and the following songs (at $2.00 each).
  • Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffet
  • Cheeseburger in Paradise - Jimmy Buffet
  • Good Times Roll - The Cars
  • Just What I Needed - The Cars
  • Call Me - Blondie
  • Message in a Bottle - The Police
  • More Than a Feeling - Boston (which technically I already have on Guitar Hero)
  • Roam - The B-52s
  • We Care a Lot - Faith No More
  • Wonderwall - Oasis
  • Last Train to Clarksville - The Monkees
  • Hard to Handle - The Black Crowes (which also happens to be on this Guitar Hero game)
  • Buddy Holly - Weezer
  • I Fought The Law - The Clash
  • My Sharona - The Knack

So here is my plan:

1) Cancel my Amazon pre-order for Guitar Hero: Aerosmith.

2) Wait until I get Rock Band.

3) Buy all of the extra songs listed here.

4) When my wife complains about the $60 bill, point her to this blog entry and explain that I really SAVED her $60 by cancelling my Amazon pre-order. So in a sense, I'm not really spending ANY MONEY AT ALL.

5) Use this logic to get a job as an economist.


InvisibleMarketing said...

My husband is good with math. :)

heather said...

your wish list for rock band is awesome~ i love each and everyone of those songs. :-)

if it helps any tell mrs mrt that i think you did the right thing.
however i would use a different logic. you were gonna spend $60 anyway. might as well get what you want for the money.

Tera said...

Wow, you are a very detail oriented type of guy!!! It looks like you carefully thought this through! Remind me to contact you when I am getting ready to make another major purchase.

Gyuss Baaltar said...

- I love the economic sell

- I'm split on the whole online content thing. On one hand it's neat to be able to get new additions to games, on the other, I feel like some of these manufacturers are taking advantage of my $60 and only sending half a game, expecting me to shell out another $60 in small add ons.