In addition to the rumored (but now unlikely, according to the RedOctane press release
) drum and microphone compatibility
, Guitar Hero: Aerosmith
may have one other saving grace: bands that are better than Aerosmith. Buried in the original press release is a note that you'll be able to play not only Aerosmith songs, but also "songs from celebrated artists that the band has either performed with or has been inspired by in some way."
USA Today mentions "opening acts" in a blurb about the game, and a Best Buy flyer says that you'll be able to "rock out with Aerosmith and all their favorite bands." Hopefully all of Aerosmith's favorite bands are not also Aerosmith. An Aerosmith fansite even goes so far
as to say "think Run-DMC." We would like to think that, thank you. Aerosmith has, of course, performed with Run-DMC.
There's also the unfortunate possibility that the "opening act bands" featured in the game could be worse
than Aerosmith, but that seems statistically unlikely. And don't forget, even with other bands, it'll be hard to avoid Aerosmith in a game called Guitar Hero: Aerosmith.