Kyle at The Gaming Vault got the chance to go way in-depth with Ubisoft's upcoming Rocksmith, a rhythm "game" where you use a real guitar to play real notes and maybe turn into a real musician. But just how far does the rabbit hole go?
Can you do breakdowns in this? This is all I care about
CHUGGA CHUGGA CHUGGA CHUGGA CHUGGA
Gotta admit, what it does it clearly does well.
I had major doubts about the ability of a "game" to teach an instrument on par with an instructor, but this sounds very promising. The fact it's compatiable with pedals the player uses is amazing. Plus a $200 package with a decent guitar? Can't beat that. Edit: Thanks for clarifying, I definitely misread that. Still pretty cool though.
I think you misunderstood. It's not compatible with pedals the players use, but it's got a huge selection of pedal effects right on the disc.
real guitar huh? interesting.
Yep, the real deal. And practically any guitar will work as long as it has a pickup.
i'm gonna get this game.......just don't know when, cuz at 80 bux and considering the upcoming release schedule it's gonna have to wait. would have gotten it day one a couple months ago...or even this coming march or something, but it's and interesting concept/approach
It's a real shame because the concept sounds cooler every time I hear it but this is just going to get eaten alive so bad it's insane.
I hate that it's coming out at the same time as other huge titles. Hell, it's coming out the SAME DAY as Arkham City.
not sure how big the target demographic is, but I definitely fit inside it! interactive tuxguitar :)
The "target" demographic is anybody who wants to play guitar!
To be honest, I'm surprised that it took this many years after Guitar Hero first hit the scene for a game like Rocksmith to finally surface. But, at the same time, I'm glad it has. I may pick up playing the guitar again. :D
The game and tech have been in development at Ubisoft for the last five years, a year after Guitar Hero really took off. It's truly a labor of love.
At first I thought this was going to be like Rise of the Six String, but it seems genuinely playable after reading this. Personally, I'm holding out for the keyboard version, but if it can turn more youngsters to music I'm all for it. As long as they don't become douchebags with guitars.
This looks cool and all, but I feel like it may be too late for a music game.
If it has me playing "Keep Yourself Alive II" professionally before the end of next year then I consider this game/tutorial gold.
It just might! You only get back what you put into it, and if it gives you the capacity to learn techniques to learn that song, you're good to go!
Guitar Face Kyle.
Do we really need more of these games?
I can not WAIT for this game. Great comprehensive coverage here.
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