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9.1 out of 10

Rocksmith

Introducing the next stage in the evolution of the music game. R Read more

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Overall 8
7.8
Gameplay 8
7.5
Graphics 7
7.1
Sound 9
9.1
Longevity 8
8.0

Rocksmith Review

NowGamer
27 September 2012
  • Summary: Rocksmith is Ubisoft's chance to provide guitar fans with a real teaching aid, but can it cross over into game territory, too?
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Overall 7
7.0

Rocksmith review

GamesRadar
24 June 2012
  • Excerpt: Chris Cornell is wailing “Whoooo gets mystifiiiiiiiied” while we’re furiously fingerpicking during the bridge of Soundgarden’s masterpiece “Outshined.” Our eyes dart from TV to guitar and back; there’s an avalanche of orange, blue, and purple notes heading toward us. The intensity has ratcheted up, we’re sweating a little bit - and this is just rehearsal for our upcoming gig. Rocksmith is many things: videogame, instructional device, six-string sandbox.
  • Pros: Your 360 becomes an amp, Interesting, diverse song list, Messing with loads of sounds
  • Cons: Dull, tired career mode, Likely intimidating to newbies, Hefty price of $80
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 8
8.3
Gameplay 8
8.0

Rocksmith

GameTrailers
28 October 2011
  • Excerpt: Rocksmith Music games like Guitar Hero enjoyed an impressive period of chart-topping success, but an over-saturation of sequels soon saw their stars fade faster than a one-hit wonder. With the genre on life-support and fans’ closets cluttered with plastic peripherals, a new game’s aiming to transform the controller-clutching masses into crowd-pleasing performers. Calling Rocksmith a “game”, though, is doing it--and its potential adopters--a disservice.
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Overall 8
8.0

Rocksmith Review

G4
24 October 2011
  • Summary: Rocksmith is not for everyone, but for those looking to begin the lifelong journey of learning to play guitar, I highly recommend this game. Despite my problems with the interface, Rocksmith does of a solid job of teaching the basics and will quickly have you playing along with some of the world's greatest artists.
  • Pros: Works with ANY 6-string electric guitar., Tuner, Amp and Effects are included in the game., Challenging minigames that help develop real skills., Automatic difficulty works with your skill level., Fun Songs to learn.
  • Cons: Learning guitar takes a lot time, patience and practice., Interface can be challenging to follow., Audio lag on digital systems., Should come with chord books and lessons to work on outside the game.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

GameSpot
21 October 2011
  • Summary: With the oversaturated and ailing rhythm game genre in a state of decline, it seems ill-timed to launch a new guitar-focused music franchise. But Ubisoft has pulled one out of left field with Rocksmith--a guitar game that successfully bridges the gap between musical gaming and actual rocking.
  • Pros: The technology works very well, Tons of learning tools for beginners, Great song selection, Difficulty scales to your ability
  • Cons: Presentation and campaign are weak, Intimidating at first for newcomers
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Overall 9
8.5

Rocksmith Review

PlayStation Universe
18 October 2011
  • Summary: Musicians finally have a game to call their own. Rocksmith delivers the most realistic music experience with a great track list, tons of options to tweak your sound, and progressive difficulty to test all abilities.
  • Pros: Progressive difficulty adjusts to your true abilities, Authentic guitar experience, Eclectic track list
  • Cons: Audio setup, lag management a bit frustrating, Event presentation is a bit of a letdown, Overall pricetag, general difficulty may keep beginners away
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Overall 9
8.5

Rocksmith Review

PlayStation Universe
18 October 2011
  • Summary: Musicians finally have a game to call their own. Rocksmith delivers the most realistic music experience with a great track list, tons of options to tweak your sound, and progressive difficulty to test all abilities.
  • Pros: Progressive difficulty adjusts to your true abilities, Authentic guitar experience, Eclectic track list
  • Cons: Audio setup, lag management a bit frustrating, Event presentation is a bit of a letdown, Overall pricetag, general difficulty may keep beginners away
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Overall 8
7.8
Performance 8
7.5
Gameplay 8
7.7
Multiplayer 9
8.5
Appearance 7
7.3
Singleplayer 8
8.0

Rocksmith Review

New Game Network
27 September 2011
  • Summary: A new kind of experience has arrived to the musical video game genre
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Overall 8
8.0

Rocksmith 2014

Gamereactor
25 October 2013
  • Conclusion: We used a bass guitar as basis for this review. But even if you're only interested in lead guitar, read on. Impressions are the same irrespective of your instrument of choice. The original Rocksmith took a decent stab at teaching aspiring musicians the intricacies of guitar. Where it came up short was in its presentation, with a mired user interface that was needlessly convoluted and failed to direct you towards what you needed to learn in order to progress.
  • Pros: + Improved UI, comprehensive lessons, short load times, Scale Warriors
  • Cons: - Song list won't be to all tastes, can move a little fast at times
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Overall 7
7.0

Rocksmith

Gamereactor
27 September 2012
  • Conclusion: Being able to plug in a proper electric guitar, instead of playing around with colourful plastic buttons, is a step in the right direction. Ubisoft are serious about Rocksmith , and no matter what skills you have developed with Rock Band and Guitar Hero , this is where the real challenge begins. Rocksmith doesn't come with a guitar. No, instead it comes with a cable that neatly connects your electric guitar with your console.
  • Pros: + A lot to learn. + Solid track list. + Well presented. + Entertaining mini-games.
  • Cons: - The sound suffers from delay. - Tablatures are strong competition.
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