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.
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.
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 from a video game.
Summary: There's nothing to fret, it's well worth the pick
Pros: Great Instructions; smooth increase/decrease of difficulty; friendly interface; multiple methods of training available; great song selection; results seen instantly; well-designed game that has life value; will have you addicted to learning guitar
Cons: The trademark finger calluses (a small price to pay)
Conclusion: That said, it’s very hard to fault the rest of the game as what I would not hesitate to deem as the best self-teaching guitar guide out there. Rocksmith 2014 even presents a challenge for the most accomplished guitarists, as above just playing a song note-perfect, the game awards additional points and leaderboard cred to players that nail the timing too.
Pros: The best way to learn to play guitar., The new best way to interact with your favourite rock tunes., Epic value for money as a game, tutor and effects studio in one.
Cons: Inadequate UI for its extensive tone creation options., Lack of recording functionality.
Rocksmith 2014 Edition (Xbox 360) Review – Who Knew Learning to Play Guitar on a Game Console Could be so Fun?
1 October 2012
Excerpt: I have never taken any sort of guitar lessons; I can read some music and I tend to play mostly by ear, so while I can play pretty well I’m no virtuoso. When games like Rock Band and Guitar Hero had their days in the spotlight I would turn my nose up at them. These games did not teach one how to play a real guitar or master any sort of chord progressions. I could see how fun it was to just hit the colored buttons and seemingly make music, but it kind of screwed me up.
Excerpt: Be a guitar god, not just a hero When Activision pulled the plug on Guitar Hero, people thought the genre was dead. Turned out, all it need was a little imagination injecting into it. Enter Ubisoft’s – Rocksmith. I have to admit, I was a huge fan of Guitar Hero. I played the Metallica version religiously for months and months. However, I always had the same complaint. As a guitarist myself, I found the control to have no real relation to guitar playing.
Pros: Great song selection. Really can help you learn. Fun for beginners and experts.
Cons: Confusing to start. Some set ups have off putting latency.