Don't buy the Download if you don't have the cable.
D. Nate, Amazon
2 weeks ago
Summary: For you folks killing the posters who rated this game low, please just stop it? My review is about the Rocksmith Game Download. No review here should be about a the Boxed version that ships with the Real Tone DRM Cable. Others who already have the cable via XBox or PlayStation are OK! I think I should play the game *more before I rate it but I think I need to say something now and then edit the review later (*tested on friend's XBox).
Summary: For a beginning guitarist and the video game generation, I think it would be awesome. An old fogy like me wanted to start in the middle and that's not much of an option due to the learning curve of the game itself. Pain to get the latency set if you're running HDMI to a big TV like me - less so directly from the PC. Due to the latency, it's somewhat hard to stay in tune while playing because what you hear has already happened.
A must have for beginners and experienced Guitarists
Daniel Jeffreis, Amazon
2 weeks ago
Summary: Let's face it, everyone has thought about learning to play the guitar. most people struggled and gave up. I stuck through it and I like to think of myself as an experienced player. When I heard about Rocksmith, I thought i'd give it a try, and boy was I impressed! If you're a new player: The tutorials go in depth, and help give you a proper understanding of techniques and information you need to know. it's not overwhelming, nor does it make you feel like an idiot.
Summary: Works Great For Both Guitar and Bass. Makes Practice fun. Been out of the biz several years and now want to play again. I was dreading practice and getting in shape but this game makes it fun and I actually look forward to my rehearsal time each day.