Metal Arcade: Jason Bakker writes:
Ubisoft crafted a great guitar teaching tool back in 2011 with the original Rocksmith, an evolution of the Guitar Hero/ Rock Band format that utilized real, actual guitars and impressive note-recognition technology. Rocksmith 2014 Edition builds upon the very solid foundation of that game, ironing out the kinks in its format while adding plenty of customization and in-depth, focused training missions and video tutorials. That said, it should be noted up-front that this really isn’t a game – it’s a learning tool that has undergone extensive gamification to motivate players to practice. This works very well to ensure that newbie guitarists don’t abandon their instrument due to sheer boredom – if you stick with it, Rocksmith 2014 Edition will absolutely help you become a better guitar or bass player.