22. Musical Instruments

Compared to monstrosities like the Donkey Kongas, the plague of plastic guitars brought on by Guitar Hero was a relief. Drum sets and keyboards followed, but the nadir height of the musical instrument controller is the Rock Band 3 Fender guitar, a real live guitar (and amp!) that plugs into your console. For years, snarky people have complained about rhythm games, saying "why not just play real instruments?" Well, now you can. While tethered to your TV. Which, apparently, is a win.