String instruments created in PC music making programs aren't very good (they sound unnatural). Needs FX on some channels/instruments so it'd sound less unnatural (But you can't replace the sound of real string instruments). The less unnatural insturment you might try to replicate would be Bass Stringed Instruments.
I'm giving a 5 because this one sound a little more entertaining that the DeVoid EP one. But I can't say this is actually estimulating...but it does remember me of some Megaman X for SNES level, which counts something =P
I agree, MIDI guitars and basses sound awful. I used Direct MP3 converter which uses SoundFont conversion to replace the MIDI instruments with "real" instruments, but they still sound iffy. The only real result was that the guitars are louder, abrasive and thus heavier. I'm experimenting with RSE now so maybe that'll result in better quality.
I disagree however about the basses. I really like the bass lines in both MIDI and SoundFont conversion although they don't feel very heavy in the songs, so that's why i turn them up during mixing.
Thanks for the input and glad you find something you like in the song :).