Prior to this I've only used the Mustang on RB3. What you get in the bundle for the price is well worth it.
This thread convinced me to get Rocksmith yesterday. I can say that I am not disappointed.
I think RS can help improve your technique so you end up playing the RB pro charts better. I'm an experienced guitarist so I know what I'm talking about. I have the pro Mustang and the Fender Squier so I am not leaving RB Pro. I still love it. But I love more that I can use my Jackson King V with RS and not ofrced to play on that crappy Squier neck.
Imagine if they put some Periphery in Rocksmith. So many djents.
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What Rock Band does can NOT be done one just any old guitar. That's not a poor design decision; that is RockSmith having freedom Rock Band 3 did not.
"It's much easier to enjoy this game when you don't blindly write off all music from the past 32 years." - SirDavidTLynch
they went down the wrong path because they saddled the game with a technology that is pretty much already obsolete only a year after release. the fact that the only "real guitar" that can be used in RB3 has already been discontinued only a few months after it was finally released is testament to that fact. all the people in this thread saying "i wish RB would have done pro guitar this way so i could play the game with my own guitar, or with a less expensive, better quality guitar of my own choosing" is testament to that fact. the RB3 guitars ability to show your finger position onscreen is a very minor advantage versus the bigger disadvantages of not being able to learn or detect bends, harmonics, palm muting, whether an open string is being muted by sloppy left-hand technique instead of ringing out like it's supposed to, etc. and having to use a relatively expensive (for a beginner guitar), poor quality, and now discontinued custom guitar model in order to play the game was pretty much guaranteed to keep RB3 pro guitar from every being as successful or popular as it could have been.
....well remember one important factor. Rocksmith is NOT Rockband 3 or visa versa. They have two different focuses. Two different technologies. HMX stated at one point due to lag they couldn't do the use your own guitar thing. So they went with whatever option worked for them.
If for some reason HMX decided to drop pro guitar for RB3 it has nothing to do with RS, it'd be soley based on how much interested the users have and if its worth contining to spend that much extra time on it. RB is and will probably remain primarily more of a game considering the bulk of the audiences uses it for recreation fun instead of learning time (yes the number one player/money maker of RB remains plastic axers).
RS poses little threat to the bulk of the RB crowd and why they play. And as with the old argument over GH vs RB, pick your poison. Like one? Like both? Have at it, and have fun. RS is ultimately aimed at a crowd looking for less of a game, and more of a practice area. Have to wait and see what kind of interst it attracts after its been out for a while. If successful, it wouldn't surprise me if HMX copies them in their route, but who knows (then we get in to the familiar GH vs RB who stole what from who, and why said one is now better than the one who had the technology first... the forums have been there/done that). The unknown next RB game is currently unknown. And whatever 'creative redirection' it takes is yet to be revealed. Are their 'real' instruments in the future, who knows.
Last edited by folkeye; 10-21-2011 at 02:45 PM.
Yes, I still do want to see another RB game in hopes to revive the love.
What Rock Band does, score you for playing notes and chords a specific way instead of just any way you like, cannot be done except with a method similar to what Harmonix chose with the Squier. Could Rock Band 4 ease up and do something like Rocksmith? Sure, but they can then no longer force you to play the song authentically, ie. the way that the song's artists do. They could display the suggested tablature though, and just score you on the pitches you actually produce from the guitar.