on 20-12-2011 11:13 PM
I have heard of a late Feb early March Aus release. But these were rumor mill stuff.
on 04-01-2012 07:56 PM
thought id give an update of my progess with this game:
Well, when i first got it, my wifes impressions were...and to quote "I actually like some of these songs! stop!"
and to being able to play a few songs on mastermode (all notes on the screen turned off) and getting 95% note accuracy... and it actually sounding fantastic!
and even her comments have improved
As a 100% learning tool for guitar.. id say... no it isnt, ive had to look at a few youtube videos to get some quick lessons on how to better position my hands for some chords but other then that it does teach you with repetition!
over all, for the $224 price tag i paid... im highly impressed with my purchase, and even after like 3 - 4 weeks, im still putting in an hour a day!
Not only that, 2 work mates and a few friends have all purchased it after coming around and seeing it in action! pretty good if you ask me
on 10-01-2012 07:32 AM
05-10-2012 11:20 PM - edited 05-10-2012 11:21 PM
This game is a darn sight better than watching somebody playing a mock guitar, at least you are partially learning a instrument.
I had a look at the list of songs included on the game disc , didn't recognize most of them, same with the DLC that's appeared at the PStore, but then again I'm way older than the intended audience for this game.
I suppose it's all down to publishing deals on what songs they can use.
I wouldn't take the fingering shown for each song in this game as gospel, as in most Tabulature books you can buy, it's rarely if ever transposed by the song writer, it's usually done by some guitar grad from Berkeley school of music who has transposed it by ear from listening to the song.
That brings in the limitations of this game/tutorial, and that's the fact that there can be several different ways to play the same song, depending on both fret position relative to the previous part played and what is more comfortable for you to play.
And the other thing is you are not taught any music theory, so you don't really know what you are doing, you could just end up learning the songs one way parrot fashion.
I had a look at the Epiphone guitar you can get for it, seems pretty good for the price [Ok, it's nowhere near the quality of a real Gibson, but then again that's a 5k price difference], it just needs a proper set up to fix intonation [makes sure the guitar is in tune at every fret down the whole of the neck] and maybe a change of string gauge. [Putting light strings on a beginners guitar is bound to get a lot of breakages = can get expensive replacing them ]
I know that the concept for a game like this has been thought about by many guitarists for at least a decade.
I'm glad to see somebody actually got of their butt and made it happen.
I just wish it was around when I was learning the Guitar.
The ABC's "Good Game" also reviewed it.
on 07-10-2012 01:04 AM
on 08-10-2012 12:55 AM
I knew a few of the songs, but on the real quick look at the list a lot of it seems more metal orientate....not really my thing.
Believe me, the official TAB books are just signed off by the music publishers, I would be surprised if any of the artists were consulted, or even saw the TAB's themselves till they were already on the shelves.
I remember talking to Angus Young years ago when Back in Black first came out about how he played the start of Hells Bells, I showed him on a guitar how the so called "Official TAB" had it and how I thought it didn't sound quite right, and he just chuckled, grabbed the guitar and said, nugh! I play it like this, which started on a different string/fret and was much simpler fingering and far easier to play.
It a good starting point if you want to learn guitar and have some "results" straight away.
And as you are finding, great if you want to get your chops back.
I agree with the Good Game review that, if you were coming at Rocksmith purely as a game you wouldn't get much out of it.
It's sort of bled together video tutorial with a bit of a gaming aspect to it, sort of like some touch typing programs.
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