The best game for a beginner or expert guitarist.
This game is an another amazing creation by Ubisoft. When I first purchased the game, I was anticipating the songlist. I started to play and instead of selecting a skill level (such as an average guitar game), it adapted to my playing ability. It has a chordbook of the songs and a Standard/ Drop D tuner. Personally I've been playing guitar for at least 2 years and I can honestly say this game is fun, accurate, and helps you learn with fun challenges. Parents, if you have a child that wants to learn to play, and if you love them, buy this game for them. It's a great way to learn guitar, spruce up your skills, and dust off the guitar you've had in your closet since you were 13.
this game looks like an amazing teaching tool 4 guitar players where they can learn some cool songs that they've actually heard before. (hopefully) sure it costs a lot but its like $20 more than any other new game out. if u own more than 1 call of duty game or gta or whatever u obviously know they all cost the same. this 1 gives u a cable to plug into the system and it looks pretty long (thats what she said) so that answers the "y $20 extra" question. if u dont have a guitar already u should probably get 1 before u get this game. u dont want the game just sitting there because u thought u would use a stupid plastic thing on it. try and learn the basics of guitar also before trying to jump into the hardest song in the game. u might look at the guitar neck a lot but i'm sure u know how to multi-task. anyway, the game looks great, i plan on getting it, and an idea on how to use the $25 off coupon. buy a pedal.
Low price point, all things considered.
When I put my preorder in, the game was only listed at $70, if i recall correctly. Extra $10? Whatever. No biggie. Once you consider the cost of a decent 1/4" to usb starts at $30, $80 is $10 less than the average new game and cable separate. Given the interface (which all the hands on previews I've seen from non-Ubisoft folks had NO timing issues), I can see new players having issues looking between the display and neck. However, there are some VERY easy songs to help the transition along, especially with adaptive difficulty. As far as the gift card to GC, parts, pedals, music, etc aren't outwardly excluded. I could use a few spare sets of strings...
Expensive, high expectations but not sure
I am really looking forward to this game but im not so sure about it. I played guitar for over 10yrs and when i look at the videos it looks like they are just playing one note at a time, not playing cords at all. but one note would be good for solos but i hope it has chords to like on an expert level or something. but i like the whole real guitar thing just wish it was cheaper... and if i pre-oreder u get 25 dollars to get a new guiar? but i already have 6 guitars i dont need more so that isnt going to help me...
The best Game ever
If you want to know or are trying to get better at guitar get this game. I am not someone who posts reviews. I have been trying to get better at guitar for so long and this visual game makes the difference. I can almost say that anyone who gets this game and has the drive can learn to play. I have learned so much in the 72hrs I have had the game. There are modes that are based on the guitar, a great variety. Challenges that test each part of playing and plus the songs. Rock band and Guitar Hero should have thought before this game came out. This is the best game I have ever played. Beyond Mario kart 64 and COD 2 together and plus a little. They never taught me anything. This game is amazing.
Saw this at E3
I saw this at E3, I was told it'll have around 50 songs and it includes a 1/4" to USB cable which is probably the extra $30.00 attached to this game. This means that if you like Native Instruments or Amplitube you can probably use this cable as a guitar interface as well, which is worth $79.99 for a good interface. I can tell you the game ships with a virtual amp (likely powered by Amplitube or Native instruments) so you can thrash out and tunes it's difficulty to your playing style. As a guitarist, I am absolutely, 100% going to buy this game. I was so curious I waited outside of the Rocksmith bus at E3 for probably an hour. Definitely worth it. You WILL be able to play guitar and most importantly get the FEEL of playing guitar with this game. Something Rock Band was not able to do.
Best music game ever
This review is coming from someone who actually owns Rockband 3 with the real fender pro mode guitar. I am 35, I have played games since I was 4. Never has a game kept my attention like this game since I was a kid. This game blows out RB3 pro mode. This game adapts to your playing style, I have never seen anything like this. If your playing good they start throwing in more notes and if it becomes overwhelming the game automatically tones it back down. There are tons of mini games included to help you perfect your techniques, lots of videos, training drills and over 50 songs out of the box. Don't let the price tag discourage you this game is the best money I ever spent on a game. And to the reviewers who eventually will start posting about the lag all you need to do is switch HDMI audio to your AV wire audio NOT COMPONENT! If you play with an analog signal you will get no lag!
Great for everyone
Not sure you think you learn how to play guitar? Than this game is for you. Rusty and have not played since the garage days? This game is for you. Want to fine tune your skills and learn some cool songs? Than this game is for you!! I got this game with my leftover gift cards and I am somewhat of a guitar player, been playing it more off than on for a few years. This game gave me excatly what I wanted. A good way to learn and fine tune guitar skills. Some people critizie the game for its lack of graphics. Lets face it this is not an intense FPS or RPG. This is a good game to let everyone young and old try something they may have always wanted to do, while still maintaining an idea that "you have a teacher". This game adapts to all skill levels in real time, and this beats the heck out of the cheap Rock Band games. Learn the skill and have tons of fun!!!
Worth the $80
Rocksmith is a pretty good game for people who want to learn to play the guitar but, you have top dedicate the time to learn. Not for people who are easily frustrated and are looking for a story type of gameplay. Its like buying a really fun guitar teacher.
I'm giving this game the highest level of recommendation, but i am going to aim towards the crowd of skeptical, ornery, self absorbed and narcissistic premadonnas who are just like me. In other words: My fellow musicians. Every guitarist knows: learning guitar (or any instrument, for that matter) is boring. Its BEYOND BORING. We study the SAME scale or mode HUNDREDS of times a day, play to a metronome at 60 BPM to develop our timing, and then the DREADED theory and sight reading lessons. The guys who made this game have really thought it through and have done their best to make guitar engaging. All things considered, this game is an excellent SUPPLEMENT to our daily routines. Notice I say SUPPLEMENT. Personally, my goal is to have my guitar with me at all times and to constantly be playing it, (my fellow aspiring session musicians can understand) and insted of getting sucked in to a game where your productivity goes to zip, this is a better way to step away from the metronome and give yourself a break. Learn a song, get in pocket with a recording the fun way and with the game honestly telling you if you're not and maybe shoot some birds, go over some techniques. Seriously, minigames, lessons, leaderboards (for those of you who have a little bit more time on your hands than you should) a chance to hear yourself play AND BE IN POCKET WITHOUT HAVING TO DEAL WITH OTHER MUSICIANS? (you know what i mean) 80.00 is a steal. Get it. Now.