Summary: A lot of folks laughed when Ubisoft revealed it was working on a new guitar game. The plastic instrument genre is pretty much dead, after all. Rocksmith isn't a plastic instrument game, though. Rocksmith is a real guitar game. Not like Rock Band 3 where you need a special "real" guitar.
Not perfect, but a fun music game played with a real guitar.
Common Sense Media
17 October 2012
Summary: Parents need to know that Rocksmith is a music game that provides kids with a way to learn how to play guitar. Players can purchase a bundle that comes with a real guitar ($200) or they can hook up their own guitar to the game using a provided cable.
Summary: When asked about his name, Joe Strummer said, “With me, you either get all of the strings or none of them.” His propensity for playing every string on the guitar allowed him to strum his way to punk super-stardrom.
Excerpt: So ok, we said we would do it and here it is. Rocksmith has never been one of those games/teaching tools for casual gamers. As noted in our earlier reviews the player is the primary ingredient here. The player has to be willing to invest the time in the game.
Excerpt: Purchase download to the core game that was sent over by Ubisoft. Bass support is here for Rocksmith, so when our Australian readers have a chance to get the game when it releases to our Impulse Gamer Australian Brothers and Sisters of gaming, they will be able to get hold of the DLC instead of...
Conclusion: The songs that I didn't know weren't my favourites, but were there to teach specific styles and methods. So if you're looking for a good time, gamerscore and maybe a new hobby, you're sure to enjoy this game. Think of it like this, video gamers don't always get the woman, but women love guitar.
Excerpt: It can be difficult to review some games in the timeframe we normally give ourselves. While we can grasp the basic mechanics of most games quite, sometimes even reaching the end of the main body in less than a week, there are some games where this isn’t true.
Excerpt: Ubisoft is aiming to set the gaming world on its collective ears, in this case their musical ears with the first game that uses real guitars. Now the statement about the first game may be true to an extent, as some may recall Rockband 3 had a pro guitar mode, though with some limitations….for that...
Excerpt: To the casual onlooker, nothing about Rocksmith , Ubisoft's guitar driven, music title, looks new or exciting. It just looks like another music game, clinging to a dying genre. Diving in though, it's anything but ordinary.
Conclusion: Rocksmith allows novice and adept players alike the chance to integrate virtual rhythm games and playing a real guitar. A solid music library, responsive syncing, and a well-tailored lesson system make Rocksmith a must for guitar players who love rhythm games or those who would like to learn guitar...