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Ever had even the slightest interest in guitar? GET THIS GAME!,
This review is from: Rocksmith (Video Game)
I've been picking up (and putting down) the guitar for over 25 years now. I've tried everything: human instructors, online video lessons, self-practice using downloaded tablature...nothing has gotten me "over the hump" to the point I stuck with it and became proficient. After only about 3 hours of play, I can tell that Rocksmith is going to change all of that. It's a blast (while challenging) and I'm confident this really will keep me playing. Tired of your kids spending countless hours doing mindless button mashing? This is the "game" for you. While I've really enjoyed mashing buttons in Rock Band and Guitar Hero, I always wished I had actually been learning to play actual instruments. The drums come the closest, but the guitar is ultimately silly. Fun yes, but completely non-educational.
The ability of Rocksmith to adjust the difficulty of the song "on the fly" as you play is a revolution. I never feel completely overwhelmed, just always at the edge of my ability. It keeps you motivated without getting discouraging.
My only regret about Rocksmith is that it wasn't available 25 years ago. A crying shame, really.
Kudos to Ubisoft for a fantastic tool, and may it find all the commercial success it needs to provide DLC for many years to come. Thanks Ubisoft for creating the guitar game I've always wished for.
Worth every penny and more.