I once played an hour of “Gran Turismo 5: Prologue” — I’m not into realistic racing games at all — just to hear an unreleased track from their last album.
So when Tapulous announced a Weezer-themed version of the most popular iPhone game of 2008, “Tap Tap Revenge,” with Weezer covering a series of Christmas classics, I was sold.
Unfortunately, the covers aren’t very good.
Weezer snoozes through six Christmas tracks — O Come All Ye Faithful, We Wish You A Merry Christmas, Silent Night, Hark The Herald Angel Sings, O Only Night, The First Noel — and it ultimately breaks the game.
None of the tracks stood out to me, and in a game where music is the driving reason you’re playing along, my $4.99 was not particularly well spent. The idea of band-themed versions of “Tap Tap Revenge,” however, works well. One problem here is primarily the music. The other is that, after hours and hours of “Rock Band” and “Guitar Hero,” not having any tactile feedback with a music game — the iPhone touch screen is flat, after all — seems odd.
If you’re still interested, you can purchase the game here. Now, if they made another one with songs from their “Pinkerton” album…