Summary: I used to play the guitar, but haven't picked it up in over 10 years. When I got this game, I couldn't even remember how to tune my guitar! I couldn't get my fingers in the right place, I couldn't remember how to read music/tabs, anything. 1 week in and I was already playing Blitzkrieg Bop. Not just one or two notes, but the WHOLE song. Yeah, ok, it's not the most difficult song on there - by a long shot - but I'd say it's a big damn improvement.
Summary: Young or old if you ever wanted to learn to play this is a fantastic option. It is an upgraded version to Rocksmith; which I also liked, If you want some of the song packs from the first version you have to buy it as well. At around 10 to 15 dollars its worth it. You also have to have the guitar cable at around 30 dollars. It starts to add up but if you consider what you could spend in gas to go back and forth to lessons and instructor fees.... Its a great deal.
Great sofware, kinda got ripped off on the PC Download price
barleypopmaker "Barleypopmaker", Amazon
29 April 2014
Summary: First let me say I also own RS 2014 for PS3 so the software is great fun. No doubts or complaints there. But when I purchased the PC version to install on my laptop so I can go down in the basement, garage, or a friends house to play, I saw many versions online for under $25, but they required a Steam Account to purchase. Something I really wasn't interested in doing and I was apprehensive not being one who normally purchases PC games.
Summary: Please note. This review is for the PC version of the game. I had seen great reviews of the game so bought the PC version. Boy I was in for a lesson on how to fix my PC. Instead of a plug and play game, I spent days upon days fiddling with configuration files and USB drivers. Changed PC, no play, changed windows version from xp to win 7 to win 8, no play. Finally had to give it up and return the game. The only good experience was the easy return policy of Amazon.
Summary: If you are just starting to learn guitar, or are looking for motivation to continue your guitar learning, this is the game for you. I easily spend more time now playing than I ever did playing alone.
Summary: Highly recommend this if you're into learning guitar or bass! And if you already know how to play, but not a professional musician, great for learning songs! However, be aware that if you own the original Rocksmith, you will need to pay an additional $10 to move the original Rocksmith songs to the Rocksmith 2014. Also, Rocksmith 2014 is a much better interface.