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: 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.