I can't work out if you have actually played the game or not but i feel you are seriously missing the point. Rock smith is about learning guitar and the key thing is sounding right. Yu may be able to trick the game into thinking you are better than you are but you will sound awful and, because you hear yourself play that is not fun. There is an incentive above and beyond score to sound good while playing. Rock bands pro guitar is full of hangups from 5 button cometetive play. Yu are essentially playing 130 button guitar ( or whatever it is) and it is all about hitting the right buttons at the right time regardless of what you would really sound like. The fact that, no matter how sloppy your style you will sound just like the recorded version is a huge impediment to really learning.
I like both games but at the moment rock smith is the better learning tool for me. Because I want to learn I will not worry about generous timing windows, I will know if I sound bad because I can hear it
Posted with my iPad. Hence the bad spelling/grammar.
For those having issues with sorting / finding tracks quickly, try moving your controller to the left on the song selection screen. It shows a few sorting / quick search functions.
I was bored today, so I went and bought Rocksmith. I have to say I'm impressed. Granted I'm only a few hours into it, but It very much has the feel that I wish RB Pro Guitar would have had. I'm not sure how it would work in multiplayer rockband, but really how much of rockband's multiplayer is pro guitar.
Edit to mention that I'm not using the Squier, but my Ibanez Hollow body, and I love how easily it reconizes what I'm playing. And how I can play a song have it reconize what I'm playing yet I'm still listening to the strings ring out rather than the damping effect the Squier
Last edited by peterock2007; 10-21-2011 at 07:57 PM.
Tales of Rocksmith, part 'Lebenty-zillion:
I jest because what I'm about to say mirrors a lot of what's already been said here.
Finally got to pick up the game yesterday but didn't have much fun because I was using the RB3 Squier and, although it works perfectly in RB3, the tuning section in RS reeeeeally didn't like the guitar. Oh, well...
So, this morning, I scored a sweet deal on a Yamaha RGX 112 and brought it home to play with. Works beautifully but since I just picked it up from a pawn shop, I'm pretty sure I'll be running it down to my favorite music shop and get a luthier to give it a "once-over".
Now, as to the game?
Well, I've been a multi-instrumentalist for more than half my life. Started out on drums and piano and eventually moved to guitar only to become a fairly decent rhythm guitarist but utter crap on solos. I was a chord-making fool.
Now that I've had a chance to fool around with RS's intuitive learning curve, I'm stunned.
They really shouldn't market this as a game, insomuch as it's more a "game-based instructional tool" along the lines of those "Teach Yourself..." book-and-DVD combos.
And it's hella-fun to learn.
One thing that drove me nuts about RB3's instructionals was the way you could get 100% of a passage a few times and it would tell you you've mastered it and would you like to move on...
Human nature would make you want to move on but I can safely tell you I "mastered" diddley-squat. Ask me to do that pattern again a couple of days later and I'd probably fumble through it like I was playing it for the first time.
RS takes more of a "hand-holding" approach to your learning speed and works with you to help get better.
And those mini-games are filled with so much "epic win", it's almost crazy.
HMX will never have to worry about me, though.
Since the early Guitar Hero days, I've pretty much been their beeyotch. And happily so.
When I look back at how much I've invested in the RB franchise for both big systems over the years, most people would want to give my head a shake.
And I ain't going anywhere.
I'm not one of those "PRO elitist douchebags" who spout that "PRO or nothing!" nonsense. I've got the Squier, a Yamaha digital piano and a Roland TD-6 so I'm set for 'PRO' mode but when I feel in the mood for a little GRYBO action, I whip out the plastic and go to town.
I guess, with HMX, I'm getting that "I-love-you-but-I-think-we-should-see-other-people" feeling.
I'll never stop loving Rock Band but Rocksmith is that new girl in town with the killer rack who's up for a good time.
Who am *I* to say 'no'??
Last edited by WillDrum4Food; 10-21-2011 at 08:59 PM.
I had company twice today after work, both were people who knew nothing of guitar. After I played a couple songs I would show them "ducks". Really popular with the people who don't have a clue about finding their way around a fretboard. I'm really surprised so many people hadn't heard about this. But you can see them start considering learning guitar within minutes, this is the best $80 I've spent in quite a while. As much as we all want to see our favorite songs, god id love to see some more addictive minigames
PS3 #4 Pro Guitar, #5 Pro Bass, #198 Pro Drums for RB3 disc score