Summary: Excellent game, and as a beginner, I can testify you can truly learn guitar. The problems are with the interface, as it's not quite clear how to follow through with the missions sometimes. They also need to support other controllers other than the DualShock, which needs both hands to be held. With the PSMove, or even the PS3 remote controller, you could navigate through the menus while still holding your guitar.
Summary: Extremely poor product! I don't know about Xbox and PlayStation versions, but PC version just won't work properly. Too many problems. I have installed it on 2 computers; one being an older PC which just makes the minimal requirements for running this software, and the newer PC with much more powerful configuration, way beyond the minimal requirements of the game. It does not work properly on either one. First, the game does not always want to start.
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.
Summary: I won't repeat what other reviewers here said about the technical problems about this version for PC and Mac. It's enough to say that it simply will not work. Period. I received mine today and after spending almost 4 hours trying to install it on both my MacBook Pro and my HP Pavilion notebook, without success, I have already applied for a return of the item and subsequent refund. While I wait for the refund, I'm still going to try the PS3 edition.
Summary: Now that I have it installed it works well. It installs 3, count'en THREE, separate programs to run this one program. You have to stumble through the installation until you finally get there. The program doesn't initially auto-start; I spent an easy hour trying to get ROCKSMITH to start. Once it was installed the program wouldn't recognize my acoustic electric guitar (see separate review) I had bought for the program. I wound up buying an electric guitar.
Terrible installation, but not a terrible game, in fact it is a good game
1 May 2014
Summary: most people would be upset by its lack of an offline non steam non uplay mode. the only reason i would want a DVD is to probably not be restricted in my installation of said program onto multiple PCs without restriction. The installation took over several hours because steam decided to download the full 7gb worth of the game from the net, i checked the DVD itself contains about 7gb of information.
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.