Originally Posted by KingRat
I started with DDR, and proceeded to wear out 3 pairs of pads. I lost the games when I was robbed, sadly, but thankfully, I just got a new roommate with a couple DDR games. I'm currently remembering just how tiring those games were.
I picked up Guitar Hero 1-3 as they came out, and loved them unconditionally, until Rock Band hit the shelves. Then I saw what a music game could be, what it SHOULD be, and I've been totally hooked ever since. I think I've played Guitar Hero III one or two times since I purchased Rock Band.
My path was very similar. Tried DDR at a friend's house, which I liked and bought (was damn hard to find that Xmas!). Tried Guitar Hero when it came out, and played 1 & 2 at a friend's house quite a bit (once or twice a week). I think I tried Rockband the first day it came out at a Best Buy, but didn't really get to play it until I went to Harmonix with a guy that was working for them a week later. We got a RB drumset at my old office (from Harmonix I think) a few days later, and it's been nuts since then. I've tried GH3 and GH Aerosmith for about 20 minutes each. I haven't tried World Tour yet, but I haven't heard anything compelling in it that would make me switch.
Bummer about getting robbed.
I've recently realized that RB/GH is one of those odd games that 'could' have existed in some form 20 years ago, but just didn't. DDR could have existed with the old Nintendo Power Pad. That would have been too fun.