RB NEEDS MOAR CANADA!
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No excuse to hate on this announcement.
First of all, if it succeeds its either because it's very good or because of it's marketing.
I think HMX could use this to their benefit, if it works they can try to get their word out that RB3 also has pro guitar, if people are more aware that these tools exist they will notice more of them.
This also seems to bring some cool concepts like the amp mode and such, if it's successful HMX can apply it to a possible future product with a guaranteed chance of acceptance.
Also people seem to bash it not having no on-line co-op but the truth is that RB online isn't that great, and if the product wants to teach you guitar the point is getting outside and show it to your friends so i understand why it might skip it.
So far the major feature seems to be the all guitar input. But that still remains to be seen... it's a huuuge promise thou!
Honestly i was expecting GH to follow this instead, my plan was to buy RB and GH later since both of them have very different music selections and i like GH more... also do notice this game is aimed solely at guitar, while RB sacrificed much to get the piano in there. Which is noticeable not only in the disc songs but also in the dlc... which has been very lackluster to me (personal oppinion not general...).
This also marks the possible revival (or final strike) of the music genre, after all this doom and gloom is nice to see some companies still believe this has something left!
At this point i'm still waiting on my squier, but i won't cancel it. RB has too much of a lead regarding song selection and a system which works 100% and i can trust. But if Rocksmith turns any good ill get both .
People on the fence might wait it out to see if it's worth it, but if you don't have a squier by now (unless you are still waiting like me) you either won't get it or are waiting on a price drop so i don't feel this will have any meaningful impact in future sales.
Guess we'll know more at E3.
Interesting. If this turns out any good, it *may* be worth checking out once it goes cheap. I could always use my Squier with it, after all.
I don't have much faith in Ubisoft to make the game good though.
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There's plenty of reason to hate on it. With the exception of HMX and Activision (RB and GH) all the companies who have tried to get in on this market have made crappy, inferior products. At this point in the game, stop boasting (which is all this announcment does) and put up or shut up.
I will hate it if it turns out to have exclusive tracks, especially if it fails like Power Gig. It's annoying when dead franchises have exclusive songs or artists.
Chances that a song from 1964 has usable masters for Rock Band are pretty slim unless you're the Beatles. And even then, there was painstaking additional work needed to further separate the tracks.
i second the exclusive tracks would be a reason to hate. that would be such a waste for both the user and the artist specially since there is no other instruments.
i'm guessing if it's successful we'll see BassSmisth, DrumSmith, KeyboardSmith and MicrophoneSmith... possibilities are endless with Ubisoft.
But I believe in this and it's been tested by research: he who  nuns will later join the church.
- Joe Strummer
Who ever wrote the article about this being the first real guitar game needs to do research before writing next time. *coughrockbandandpowergigcough*
...but, the thing holding me back from buying a pro guitar is that I'd rather use my own guitar instead of buying another one. Too bad I have a Wii so I won't be getting this game at all.
Relient K's "Mmhmm" album for DLC!
i love how ubisoft must think that not making the game on the wii will make more money for them. not that i would even touch this. plus, it just seems to good to be true that you can plug in "ANY" guitar. not all guitars are the same. or mabye ubisoft can use magic? lol