Great Practice App!
I am not a gamer nor am I an expert musician. I have only been playing guitar for a few months and I am not very good at it. That being said, this game is great! I would not use it to learn music because it doesn’t really teach anything about the theory of music but, let's face it, the hardest part of learning an instrument is the mechanics of it. Stretching your fingers out and becoming comfortable with moving around the finger board is hard, time consuming, and until you get good at it, it can be very boring. This game takes the boredom out of it. There are lots of ways to play and practice. Rocksmith forces the player to watch the T.V. and not their fingers. For a beginner that can be challenging, but after only a couple of hours I found myself playing right along with it. The automatic increase of difficulty is actually during game play so you can start playing a song at level 1 but end it playing at level 5. It is fun, informative, challenging and worth every penny I spent on it. In other words, "This game is AWESOME!!"
Don't Let Bad Games Ruin This Gem
I know many were burned by Power Gig. I think the Developers meant to make a real music game but failed miserably. I played an early version of ROCKSMITH using my Jackson DK2S and the game works well. While I can't go into all the details this is the game gamers who are also musicians have waited for. Simple to hook up you really can use any guitar with a jack and play. The price 79.99 may have a few crying foul but the time spent to make a game that uses real guitar teaching and techniques cost money. It beats spending $175.00 on Power Gig new than finding it for less that 65.00 new. RB 3 had a good idea but spending more on a Fender Squire controller/guitar when a real Fender Squire is cheaper and better made is insane. E-3 is right around the corner wait for the videos from the show Ubisoft has a gem on their hands a real guitar game made for advanced guitar players to the beginner and will teach while being fun is something many of us have wanted for years.
great start, but not quite the perfect music game
ive been looking at this and i think what ubisoft is starting is a great wake up call for the music game genre, but it lacks major parts, first off the track list, what in gods name were they thinking, its a track list for grandma and grandpa playing with their 2 yr old grand child, and dlc can get very expensive, i think that if they release a rocksmith 2 they need to have a much more diverse playlist with more than 50 songs, im talking like everything from suicide silence and trivium all the way to santana and motley crue, also i think that they should have a community type thing where you can record an original song and put it out there for others to see and then download and play for themselves, other than these two flaws i see this game being very profitable, and i hope that ubisoft makes the neccessary changes to makes this game great. but finally a music game that lets you use your own instrument, time to jam on my ibanez :D
WHAT A REVOLUTION
So i officialy bought this yesterday ive been playing guitar for a year and a half now and taught myself as time went passed, The moment i plugged my Kramer in i noticed how my tv turned into an amp!(its mainly on the loading screens which is still dope in my book) Next thing it did was tune my guitar to E which was really neat since i dont own a tuner i go by ear. I started playing the first song and found myself head bopping to the beatles!!! its very unique such as if your not hitting notes correctly no biggie rocksmith will adapt the game to YOUR needs and take notes out to make it easier or slow down the song, if your good it will make you play the real tabs, this game is NOT a guide to teach anything other than the basics, I highly recomend this game if your wanting something different other than first person shooters(dont get me wrong i love shooting people in the faces too). This game DOES work with pretty much any guitar that has a jack available. Just a heads up be sure to do ALL the challanges to warm yourself up to the "story" mode of the game.
Best Guitar Game Out There
I've been playing guitar for a few years now and I am no professional at all. I have been teaching myself and I haven't put much time into it. This game has opened a new door because it teaches you techniques that you may not have known about. There are mini games that help build skills for playing and a great list of songs to play. When you play the game, it limits your playing and progressively gets harder as you get more comfortable playing certain parts. If you do well you can play more of the song and if it gets too tough it knows and it will make it easier until you get good at that part. Once you play a song a few times, you are soon playing the real song and all the actual notes that are in the song. There is an AMP built into the game with endless combinations of petals and cabs which is awesome if you just want to jam out. This game is great for anyone. I've been playing videogames for well over 10 years and this is by far the best guitar game. It makes guitar hero and rock band look childish now.
So you want to learn guitar
I have had my guitar for a few years now. Mostly it just gathered dust. I used to just get frustrated when trying to learn new songs either cause it didn't sound quite right, or I couldn't figure out how to make that sound. Picking up this game changed that. I have found myself playing for hours on end trying to master a song, playing mini games to learn new techniques, and finally learning how to play chords. The way it levels up songs as you get better is also great. It starts off slow and works up and up until all of a sudden you're playing the song like you hear it on the track. Another bonus is you don't have to buy all the pedals and other toys the real guitarists use cause the game uses them for you. One downside, is the graphics. Unlike Rockband and Guitar Hero, it's a very simple background throughout. I don't think of this as a major fault however cause you really don't see it verry often on new songs as you're looking for which note to play next. If you want to learn to play guitar, this is your ticket.
BEST GUITAR GAME EVER!
WARNING!! do NOT practice guiatr hero before this game lol it messes with your finger and hand coordination, trust me...i always wanted to play the guitar but didnt want to spend the money on lessons and a guitar if i never got good at it, i just bought a sweet Ibanez acoustic and been playing for a week and can already tell i can do so much more.. i can only imagine how the people who have prior experiance is doing, peopple that alreayd know notes and chords etc will become pro in 2 weeks GAURENTEED! only draw back so far is i finally unlocked the "chord" technique but iv only been taught full chords, they have many more but to be taght them, i havent seen much of that yet..a dozen other techniques i ahd no idea about that i know how to do, and since the i found out a billion inside things about guitars and strings etc it rocks! feels good to play something with some meat on it and not guitar hero
Everything you hoped it would be and so much more
I pre-ordered Arkham City (a "known" quality game) instead of Rocksmith (unknown), since I didn't know how good this could really be and, like many, was a bit burnt out on the music games (sold all my Rock Band junk months ago). With all due respect to Arkham City, which is every bit as awesome as you'd think and you should *definitely* play it, Rocksmith has hooked my interest like no other game since the original Rock Band. On that note and to get this out of the way quickly, Rocksmith bears only a passing resemblance to Rock Band in the sense that they both using the "falling" notes structure. End of comparison. Rock Band gives you 5 buttons for all guitar notes. Rocksmith uses an actual guitar (that's 22 frets x 6 notes per x endless chord combinations = just a little different than 5 plastic buttons). I have two guitars, a Strat and a Gibson, so didn't need to buy the bundle. Both worked perfectly and immediately as soon as turned on the game. This game will teach you how to ACTUALLY PLAY SONGS, not just "mimic" them with buttons. It picks up on what note I'm playing *every* time and lets me hear when I strike a wrong note, not just give me some bogus "ka-chunk" sound. The game regularly checks to ensure your guitar is in tune and provides an accurate, built-in tuner to help you when it's not tuned. There are practice lessons and mini-games to help build techniques, videos on topics ranging from guitar setup/care to the same techniques you can practice, and many more I'm sure I haven't even unlocked yet. This is a very complete, well-rounded game.
In short, I've owned those guitars for 3+ years and have "fiddled around" with them at best due to waning interest and no time, or at least not enough interest to make the time, to take lessons (kids, wife, career, etc.). Rocksmith has me hooked....badly...and I mean that in the best possible way. Stop debating, stop hesitating, stop wondering if it can really be that good, and go buy it. Yes, it IS that good. Period. The cost is equivalent to what, 2, maybe 3 lessons? And it will pay for itself the first time you fire it up and find yourself playing for a few hours longer than you intended to on a work night. Ahem.
It is incredibly refreshing and rewarding to play a guitar that's collected dust over the past few years and get immediate feedback on not only what I need to improve, but how to do so. Spend the $80 and buy this today. You will not regret it. The only thing I regret is waiting a week after it came out to pick it up.
This really isn't a game in my opinion. You could actually take songs you learn on here, and play them on a gig. I am a Lead Singer/Rhythm guitar player in a band, and after spending hours (literally) just messing around with the skill technique's I realized while I played a gig tonight, that I hardly looked down at the fret board (during solos), and instead engaged the crowd. I am a full time musician, and after a long day of playing, practicing and performing, I can sit down with my xbox and just have fun getting better, without really realizing it! Well worth it.
Good for finger exercises
First of all this game is indeed fun, but I would not exactly say it is so much going to turn you into the next Ace Frehley, but it will help you understand the motions in playing a guitar, and works very well as a warm up or even a good exercise getting someone used to the frets and general feel of the guitar. But with that being said I would recommend picking this game up, whether you are a guitarist or have never picked up a guitar in your life time. The guitarist will enjoy being able to play a game with their favorite ax in hand while the gamer will enjoy being able to use a guitar as a controller while getting more familiar with the fret board and the feel of a guitar in their hands! Rocksmith is all in all a fun game and props to Ubisoft for finally a guitar game that does not involve a plastic "guitar" or rather controller, but by actually allowing to play a game with our prized ax in hand!