Excerpt: You had me at kazoo . Rocksmith started a new chapter in the evolution of the authentic music game genre when it first launched in 2012, and it continues to play on a field of its own making. This game has been a mystery for me since it wasn’t really showcased on the E3 show floor to the public, so I wasn't quite sure what the major differences would be from the original game.
Excerpt: They say old habits die hard, and in the case of the humble guitar player, never has a statement rung so true. We crave guitars that were crafted in the '50s, amplifiers that run on glowing vacuum tubes, and yes, everything being cranked up to 11 . So anything that challenges the status quo in the grand world of guitar playing has got its work cut out for it--and in the case of Rocksmith 2014, a learning tool sprinkled with video game tropes, it's very much an uphill...
Pros: You really can learn guitar with this thing!, Great selection of songs filled with killer riffs, Excellent tutorial videos that are easy to understand and teach a wide range of techniques, Vastly improved Riff Repeater that lets you slow down whole sections of songs, Guitarcade minigames are fun and teach you a thing or two
Cons: Established players will find it hard to adapt to Rocksmith's way of thinking, Session mode band and guitar tones are passable at best, No way to view whole sections of a note chart at once
The Rocksmith (X360) Review – Now You, Too, Can Be Like James Hetfield!
23 October 2012
Excerpt: Loading up Rocksmith and watching its introductory video brought me back to my secondary school days, where ‘jamming’ with your band had been all the rage. I had never been musically inclined enough to really be in one – the only time I had been in a band, my best friend had sacked me from it. But I remember friends attempting to teach themselves to play the guitar.
Not perfect, but a fun music game played with a real guitar.
Common Sense Media
9 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. The game offers a collection of more than 50 rock songs to play with, along with some mini-games.
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. It can also be very difficult to evaluate some games in that timeframe too, whether due to incredible scale and diversity within the game or having to reach a skill level for rewarding gameplay to be unlocked.
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. Just like learning anything, if you do not put the time in, you just will not get the full benefits of what the title has to offer. Here we have a roundup of the DLC songs available to date.
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 waiting so long like the rest of us. Better yet, some of the play bugs will be worked out by the time you get your hands on it.
Conclusion: I hope you liked what i have to say, if you haven't played it, why not? im sure i sound like a guitar fanboy but i honestly cant think of a reason not to get this if you liked any of the other guitar games, this is as good, if not better, if you have played it, would you buy another?
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 one it had to be a special guitar that supported MIDI.
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. By putting the focus on learning actual chords, Rocksmith is less of a game, than a starting point for budding musicians.