VGW: As someone who has moderate experience playing guitar in a past life, I went into our private developer demo a skeptic. Guitar Hero, the ragged veteran of the music game industry, was on hiatus. Rock Band 3 had pushed what we expected of these games to its limits, and critics worldwide have relegated this breed of game to the graveyard. But after seeing what Rocksmith offers and how it executes it, we’re believers once more. Except this time around, we do not just believe in the promise of a great music game. We’re believing in the promise of skills we can take to a real life stage.