Default Prime's Tom Peeters takes a closer look at music and rhythm games, explaining why he was never truly drawn in, until Rocksmith came along, that is.
"Since a few years back, music games have become a solid niche in the video game market and a favorite for many. 2005 saw the release of the very first Guitar Hero, a game that allowed you to be a rockstar. A rockstar with a small plastic guitar featuring nothing more than five buttons and fans that consisted of a few 3D models (and possibly the people in the same room as you, admiring your button-bashing skills), but a rockstar nonetheless. The game became an instant classic and spawned an entire series of sequels."