I picked up Guitar Hero II a week or two ago, and I'm loving it. It's a blast being able to rock out to tracks like Carry on Wayward Son, Tattooed Love Boys, and Psychobilly Freakout... but...
Why in the hell are all of the starting characters white?
I'm looking at the characters, and you've got a bunch of white men (Eddie Knox, Axel Steel, Lars Umlaut, Izzy Sparks, Johnny Napalm) and white women (Casey Lynch, Judy Nails, and Pandora). The only non-white characters in the game? Xavier Stone and the Grim Ripper.
It's not like there's a dearth of excellent non-white guitarists.
I think it's safe to argue that, as far as guitar heroes go, it's pretty hard to top a self-taught, south-paw who played a restrung Stratocaster. What about the likes of B.B. King? Muddy Waters? Chuck Berry? Carlos Santana? Bo Diddley? Chino Moreno? Meshell Ndegeocello? Prince? Lenny Kravitz?
And the song list is pretty white, too. Hmmmm.
There's absolutely no reason why the only non-white character (not counting death) is an unlockable (I discussed this happening before, and what could be done about it).
I love me some guitar hero... so how about adding a little diversity to it in the future, okay guys?
(cross posted at 79 Soul)