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Acoustic guitars cost 40$ you know...
on June 29, 2013
I love Rb, it is the most authentic music game experience that there is out there. Harmonix LOVES music overall,they are a amazingly innovative company, cause with EVERY new RB game they bring some new world INTO it, with RB they brought in the whole band, with RB2 they connected EVERY band and made the music library HUGE, and with RB3 they dared music game enthusiasts to actually LEARN an instrument and creat a REAL BAND! And they are the ONLY company that ever made the Kinect for the xbox FUN....YES... they made the KINECT...FUN!
Here's the problem, you wanna learn guitar? That crap is easy, go buy one :D, you wanna play a new RB mode and have a couple of bucks to spare while procrastinating your ACTUAL guitar playing? Get the mustang D:
Chords/strumming feel authentic, kinda like a guitar(except with plastic buttons, and plastic strings :P )...Ever since i saw this thing i was wondering how they would do pinch harmonics, bends, and vibrato, essentials in guitar music,well...err... they don't. :/
It is all either strummed or hit, tapping is there, but it is really simplified tapping, you don't really need to build muscle definition as every guitar player knows skinny strings usually take time to develop.
Songs aren't hard, it's just the timing... oh my god the TIMING!!!! This is the most anal thing about RB, you miss an open strum? WRONG!! You missed an annoying slide? WRONG!! Your over strummed because you hit an extra note on the easy-to-hold-down fretboard? WRONG!! A FRAME TO LATE? WRONG! Something in your eye? WRONG!! Your fingers hurt? WRONG!!
God help anyone who wants to slide from the open string to a the 17th fret... Also, the 17th fret feels kinda dumb... What the couldn't spring for 30 extra buttons? Everyone knows guitars have 21 frets, well i guess mustangs have 20-BUT STILL! The 17 frets make the guitar feel SO SMALL! And not to mention it makes me forget the muscle memory i've built from my 24th fretted instrument.
I digress,But then it makes it easy for you with holding extra notes with chords, for example, you hold an Am chord and you touch the open E with the bottom plastic strings and it lets you off scot free!
I'm sorry but an open E with an Am would sound much much worse, than an over strummed chord!
Overall, i bought it because i really enjoy rock band and it makes an awesome MIDI guitar, my piano playing skills are much less practiced than my guitar skills, so i find myself being able to profit from this feature.
Plus i can write songs in GP6 so it benefits my music even further to communicate with those people who actually READ music? who does that? Certainly not guitarists. :P
TL:DR BUY IT IF WANT TO PLAY PRO MODE OR A CHEAP MIDI GUITAR!!!, NOT IF YOU WANT A REAL GUITAR EXPERIENCE! FOR THAT GET ROCKSMITH!