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
Conclusion: All in all, Rocksmith does pretty much exactly what it promises. It will absolutely teach you how to play guitar. The dynamic difficulty ensures you never get too overwhelmed, but also doesn't hold you back while you're learning and advancing. I won't lie and say it makes getting started any easier if you are a true beginner - honestly, picking up a guitar for the first time is overwhelming and confusing no matter what method you are using when you are trying to learn -...
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?
Conclusion: Concept: Learn to play guitar with an incredibly sophisticated learning system that masquerades as a game
Graphics: Onscreen indicators are clear and well-designed, but the actual game graphics are minimal
Sound: A surprising mix of music offers something for everyone, plus your console becomes a fully functional amp
Playability: There’s no magic bullet to learn a musical instrument, but Rocksmith manages some consistent entertainment as you learn the ropes...
Excerpt: Like PowerGig and Rock Band 3 before it, Rocksmith makes the bold move of incorporating an actual electric guitar into a music game. Indeed, the game requires one, making it perhaps the first true guitarplaying simulation to date. To play, you hook an electric guitar to your 360 using a special cable packaged with the game.
Pros: + Gameplay satisfies when you're playing memorable riffs by your favorite guitarists., + The game is pretty and polished.
Cons: - Teaching process needs clearer direction; won't fully please guitar students or music gamers; requires 360 controller to navigate menus., ? Is an $80 game that also requires a guitar too niche?
Summary: Rocksmith is the first and only game where players can plug any real guitar with a standard quarter-inch input jack, and play through an in-depth library of music including everything from the latest hits to classic rock songs.
Summary: Whether you're learning to play guitar to justify a leather jacket or hoping to coerce attractive strangers into your boudoir, the process can quickly become an uphill struggle. After the initial honeymoon period of posing and misjudged attempts to start a house party sing-along, most people tend to give up for good.
Pros: Teaches both guitar and bass, Surprisingly intuitive, You're actually learning a skill
Conclusion: The techniques section also offers the option to practice techniques unlocked along the way, such as sustain, hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides, bends and more. More importantly though it offers a chord book for each song, showing what the chords are and also providing a dynamic tutorial for each chord, demonstrating and requiring single finger placement to build up the chord. For a beginner, or even someone not familiar with a lot of chords, this is a great feature.
Pros: Great visual tablature for songs, Dynamic progression within songs, Some really fun songs (Black Keys!), Lots of options for those wanting to learn guitar or bass
Cons: Hardware required substantial setup, Lag made it not playable on basic setup, No metal songs, Not engaging as a 'videogame'