Summary: Coming back to guitar after 20 years of life stuff. I was pretty good before, played in some informal groups. Bought the 2014 edition after practicing for about a year, in an effort to put more variety and motivation in my practice. I recommend it, mainly for the "Session Mode," but there are some significant bad points: (1) WHO CAME UP WITH THE VERTICAL FLOW? Like Guitar Hero. Obviously someone who has never played an actual guitar.
Great concept - needs better programming and only one account
Robert L, Amazon
11 March 2014
Summary: PC Version Review: I will start off by saying that I actually love how it is teaching me guitar quickly. I only have about 4 hours on it and I can play three songs well (at my level), and already have learned about 10 chords. Having Rocksmith emulate many amps specifically set for the song you are playing is awesome too. I have two issues though: 1. Whoever wrote the software has never used a mouse and has no concept of software navigation. Really.
Summary: Although I like the ability to slow down a song a play portions to learn a song, I like the way you progressed through the original game. I wish they kept that aspect and just added to it. I also don't like the fact that you can't port your DLC songs to the new game without having to fork over another $10. That is just thievery.
Summary: The software tells you to go to SHOP for new songs. Apparently, I can't only find african American artists for original RockSmith. I undertood that RS 14 was backwrd compatible, yet when I try to purchase the songs, I'm told that I can't because I don't have the iroginal RS. Seaching the web about the issue (because RS an Stream don't give ny information on this) I find tht even if I purchase RS, I still can't get the songs to work with RS14. OK - that sucks.
Summary: I want to keep this short and sweet. I am a guitar player of some 15 years now and I was looking for something that would get me to play more with my busy work and college schedule. Rocksmith 2014 has done this. It is great for beginning guitarists and even for us seasoned players you can jam along with songs, learn new song, practice scales and everything in between.
BUGS BUGS BUGS! BUY it but try to relax and breath when using this software
S. Lorio "Have a nice day.", Amazon
21 December 2013
Summary: installed this game on a quad core i7 computer, 24GB RAM, 1GB nvidia card. runs great! problem is that the game is buggy and is annoying to use! each lesson requires the user to tune guitar before starting each lesson all within the software. The tuning part will tune your guitar to the WRONG key and then the lesson will keep saying that you suck and are hitting the wrong string/fret.
Summary: Ok, so being a player of the original rocksmith I was excited to give this version a try. Overall the game is really good, I like the new interface and it's nice having a whole bunch of new songs to learn and play. I also like the fact that they don't make such an emphasis on points as they do just to learn the song and get better at playing.
Summary: Unfortunately for me,... I'm with those who expected something that would work right out of the box. I purchased the Mac version and attempted multiple times to load the game on my MacBook Pro (Retina) 15" (top of the line last Christmas). The program states that my internet connection is not working or there is a problem with the Steam network. Nothing I try, has made any progress. I tried to contact Steam and like other reviews, the bad experience continues.
Summary: I should begin by pointing out that this review is PC specific; I can't speak to how well the product performs on gaming consoles. Often times taken for granted, one thing most of us enjoy about front-end, consumer-grade software products (like games and productivity suites) is simplicity. On clients like Steam, for example, you buy the game, click install, let it work itself through download, click play - and off you go on a new adventure.