which is the sole reason I got it on computer instead of Xbox like the previous version
3 weeks ago
Summary: Can't get family sharing to work with this game, which is the sole reason I got it on computer instead of Xbox like the previous version. I wanted each of my kids to be able to access this game from their computers. If I can get family sharing to work with this game, I may update my review.
Good -- but REQUIRES the cable and the DLCs are pricey
Alexander K., Newegg
21 June 2014
Summary: Remove the cable requirement, add some smart DLC pricing options and this will get 5 stars. Stop expecting folks to spend $200 to get all DLCs, which are non-transferable. Suitable for children of most ages and for adults, even for adults who have played guitars before.
Pros: It does what it says: it teaches guitar and/or bass, it is entertaining and educational. Most exercises are set up well and will truly improve technique. Pleasantly innovative and well thought out. Great visuals, good sound quality with a suitable instrument (some passive basses are problematic).
Cons: Requires the cable, which this particular item does not include. Defeating the cable requires unauthorized bits of software and some trouble. The publisher is greedy and the DLCs (songs) are overpriced with no bulk buy options and "all-in" subscriptions. No way to transfer or loan the DLC to friends. Very 20th century pricing model. Technically almost flawless with the exception of latency is a problem on some sound cards (Asus cards, for example) and some weirdness w...
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.
Summary: rocksmith is a great learning tool for newby guitarist. my only problem with the edition I got was I very carefully checked the package to make sure it was not a digital download (ddl). when I loaded it on my computer surprise it loaded steam the ubisoft game center which then proceeded to download rocksmith for approximately 7.5 hours during which you can do nothing online (dsl).
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.