- T - Teen
- Genre Music
GREAT INOVATIVE SOFTWARE 01/29/2013
This review is from: Rocksmith Guitar And Bass PC Game
RockSmith was a Great purchase. My son and I "went in together" for the PC version and an extra cable so we can play at the same time. We each have our own profile and we switch between guitar and base. We play together along with the band and if you miss a note or cord you can hear it. We have purchased many additional songs from Steam DLC. There are skill games and lessons on techniques to help you learn how to play. We bought it around Christmas and I bought another copy for my computer a few weeks ago because it was so much fun. It is a real challenge. Starts you off easy and automatically increases notes and cords as you get better. If you stumble too much it cuts back to get you going smoothly. New songs are added to Steam each week that can be purchased and downloaded for $2.99 each or in sets for a slight discount. During the holiday special a lot of the songs were 1/2 price. Since this is a fairly new software the familiar song list is not as large as RockBand or Guitar Hero but they are coming. Remember that you are playing real instruments and building rhythm and skills not just pushing buttons. Each song has its own distortion and amp mix that is simulated so your guitar or base sounds like the actual song. It is not an easy road though. You must hit the note. make the bends and stay on beat, you are actually playing the song and it takes practice. Once you get started hours will go by and you will want to get back to the challenge as soon as you get home.
Sometimes it will freeze up or not recognize when you check your tuning but not a big deal or very often. I want more songs, not just hits or new bands.
My son would look at my guitars but never tried to play until we got RockSmith. He has only been playing about a month and a half and is already much better than me. We went the other day and bought him a Les Paul for his birthday, he likes playing so much. I was listening to him play a Santana song and could not believe how well he could play and how close he was to the real song. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced player this is an excellent innovation. (I refuse to call it a game but what do you call something that teaches you and you have fun doing it?) Buy it and join the band! You will have a great time.
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