Rocksmith has set the next standard in music gaming, it's hard to envision bothering with fake push button guitars ever again really. Again, you still have to have that stick to it attitude to get anyplace here, but it's a spectacular jump off point for beginners and a blast once you really get going.
In the end, making the decision to purchase Rocksmith comes down to what you're looking to get out of it. If you just want a music game to bust out at parties, stick with Rock Band or Guitar Hero. On the other hand, if you've always wanted to learn how to play the guitar, Rocksmith is a great way to do it.
(I have also reviewed this for PC) What can I say? It's addicting... Very, and even though Rocksmith may focus more on just simply learning songs rather than on actually learning to play the instrument, it's still a great practice tool, and for anyone that likes to get to the knitty-gritty and actually start learning music, like me, then I highly suggest getting it. The downside of the console versions is that the 'Bass Expansion Pack' costs extra, so I recommend you get the PC version instead if you have a decent computer. It's still a 10/10 though.
Got this yesterday and having a blast with it. You will wonder what all those guitar games were about before this... this actually has you learn something useful that you can enjoy long after the game ends.
The track list is pretty good but definitely missing some much needed greats like ZZ Top and other classics. Still, a great learning tool and I cant suggest it enough!
With Rocksmith, Ubisoft offers a fun experience that will create a bunch of new guitarists thanks to a great learning method, using tabs and clear video tutorials. Moreover, with its interesting song list, though not really eclectic, Rocksmith will occupy players for hours, until they decide to get the different DLC pack released to date that will extend their game length and enhance their level with new skills.
A niche title lacking the surface appeal of its party-game predecessors, Rocksmith's not for everyone. Still, there's absolutely nothing else like it for its intended audience. Those who'd rather play than pretend will appreciate the lasting reward of learning riffs from Nirvana's In Bloom far more than the shallow gratification that comes with pressing colored plastic buttons to a Top 40 hit.
Rocksmith's European version is an improvement over the original but the ingenious concept still leaves some things to be desired. The idea is there, the tech works. Now it's up to future versions to serve guitar prospects the freedoms to choose how they play the game and to ditch the automatically adjusting difficulty.
I've played this game for about 2 hours a day for the last 3 weeks. I've played guitar for about 10 years, but before this game I played very rarely - maybe once every two months.
I learned the In Bloom solo in this game (I never could get it before).
My calluses are back, I'm learning a variety of new songs and my playing is the sharpest it has ever been. Thank you Rocksmith.
This is more than a game, it's an interactive guitar teacher. The AI that constantly monitors your playing ability and challenges you works amazingly. Fun games to build and improve basic skills keep things interesting.Built in chord library. This truly works with any guitar, I have had zero problems with my 12 string Rickenbacker. The track list has something for everyone. I do have a few complaints. While everything works great with my 12 string, the tuner does not realize I have 12 strings. it will only tune the lower octave of each string. Secondly, having to check the guitar tune before every activity gets old quick, There should only be a tune check when you first start the game. I'm still exploring all the option, so maybe I missed it, but there should also be an option to loop activities or parts of songs infinitely in practice modes. But beside those point, this is a near perfect game for music lovers who wish to learn guitar, or existing players wishing to improve their playing. I give it a 9.
Amazing game. I actually bought an xbox 360 just for this game. I was a novice guitarist (knew most basic chords, could read tabs slowly, knew a couple songs, didn't know any scales, etc.) and my guitar skills have improved so much since getting this game. I can now play about 15 songs from this game 100%, which would have taken me forever without it. It's getting easier and easier to sight read other songs on the game's interface, and I believe in the future I'll be able to mostly download a song on it and play it straight through. Plus it makes practicing scales fun, which if you've ever practiced scales before, you know is pretty crazy.
You have to make sure you hook the audio cables up correctly, or you will get lag, which makes it tough. If you hook the cables up correctly (I use the digital out straight into my Z5500 logitech 5.1 system), there's no lag at all! If you hear people complaining about the lag, they have it hooked up incorrectly. The ability to play with all the amp effects/pedal and the ability to use my Z5500 system as an amp is worth the price of entry alone.
My complaints would be: The menu interface is cumbersome, and practicing in riff-repeater mode you get 5 "lives". After that you have to wait through the loading/menu to retry again. I'm not sure why it doesn't just repeat forever until you quit. If you're a very advanced guitarist, you may get angry with how slow it advances you. There isn't a good way to just skip to maximum difficulty. This is fine if you're just trying to learn guitar, but if the reason you're getting this game is because you're already an expert and just want to rock out through each song really quick, you may be frustrated with how long it takes to unlock the full song.
These negatives are not a huge deal, just stuff I hope to see improved in Rocksmith 2 (that I seriously hope comes out.)
Oh, also this game helps you get better at guitar, which actually helps you get laid. How many games actually make you more attractive to the other sex :-P? Seriously though, check it out if you're interested in putting the time in to become a better guitarist.
Hope this review is helpful!
Artist "Muse" song "unnatural selection" Fret numbers are wrong, I have to play this song down a fret compared to what is on screen, the arrow is on red 5, i have to play red **** one else have this problem? this is as far as i have made it so far, just wondering if there are any other songs with this problem?
Honestly? I looked forward to and then hated this game, I adored guitar hero and played til I beat everything and I also play guitar. I found the mini-games to be somewhat self-defeating, I figured this would be a big part of the game since alot of playing guitar is about basic practise, but instead most of the games practised skills that wouldn't actually help a guitarist. The auto-difficulty changer wasn't for me either personally, I liked the star system in GH, I could try to get everything in 5 star, fail then try over and over, then do it all again in normal, hard and expert. The almightily **** thing in the game is the song choices though, not alot of rock, or metal, or punk, just alot of half-hearted stuff inbeetween pop and country, I know this is made by a totally different bunch of people but they made this as a carry on of GH. I could get all of the information provided by the game from the internet for free and with advice from proffessional tutors, something you don't get in the game. The one great thing about the game is the amp that allows you to put effects on, I was surprised and impressed with the sound and variety I could get out of that little disk. But I can get that on the internet for free too unfortunately.
SummaryFeaturing gameplay that automatically adjusts to the player's skill level and innovative game design that makes reading music visually fun and intuitive, Rocksmith engages experienced musicians and those who are picking up a guitar for the first time. The game includes a sizeable library of music from classic rock bands to current artist...