If my pre-order copy of RS ever gets here I'm sure I'll find playing my real guitar in game is going to feel much better, but I'm hopeful that HMX is looking into how to make this happen for pro mode in RB too... I would love the combination of the RS tech for pro guitar, and the RB user interface, volume of songs, and full band game.
My friend wants to buy this. Is there any way to get Free Bird and Bodysnatchers?
Squier Player/Pro Drums/Pro Keys
Thx to Boshes_95 for the AV
Pls improve guitar pro for RB4. Any guitar, no mute, dynamic difficulty
So I finally got Rocksmith yesterday, and have been playing it.
Some slight background.
I played some classical guitar in the past.
I got and greatly enjoyed the Squier - until I tried to go from Hard to Expert.
That curve was just way too much for me - from 3-4 starring the highest tier on Hard to
getting less than 10% on tier 1 expert at 60% speed. EXTREMELY demotivating to hit a cliff like that, and I slowly stopped playing after that. If RB3 had a 10% speed practice mode so I could at least see what the **** is going on, I would probably still be playing.
I had messed around with playing RB3 with the Squier playing both with an AMP and the game at the same time. At that time I noticed the intonation at the high frets was not good. I had gotten my squier professionally set up so it was fine outside of that. I decided to get a electric guitar (a ibanez SA) off of craigslist.
So here we are, pros and cons:
First, Things i like/miss from Rock band 3 pro mode:
I greatly greatly miss being able to see where your hand is, for a newbie, it is huge.
When I do a large fret shift ( my first one was from fret three to fret 12), I had no freakin' clue where my hand was and it was a train wreck after that. This is the #1 reason why I feel rock band will NEVER support the Rocksmith dongle. I feel the concept of 'chord shapes' is quite useful.
I also miss being able to, in traditional GH/RB style, hear the full guitar track.
Like when playing Mr. Crowley, being able to hear the guitar solos is fantastic and really helps immersion and fun.
The first time I played that song on easy, I was thinking, 'THIS SONG ROCKS I MUST LEARN THIS'.
If I played it on rocksmith I would be thinking, 'uhhhh, it's alright' because I would have no idea those killer solos were in there.
I feel RB3's is, initially, slightly more intuitive.
When you see a note coming, you know right away what string it is - you can see right away it's the 4th string.
RS uses colors so initially you have some brain freeze - 'uhhhhh, which string is blue again?'
(note, I have only played one day and I'm sure it'll be fine after another day or two)
This is self contradictory, I know, but when I played RB3 I missed the ability to hear what I was actually playing.
If you know the melody, then being able to hear yourself helps you know what fret you are on. It is also more immersive to actually hear what you are playing.
I am pretty happy with how the progression stuff works - you never play the song the same way twice, and it keeps you on your toes.
I was very surprised when they dumped full chords on me before power chords though! Ideally, I think the progression should be something like, 'If they get > 85% of the notes, then bump up the difficulty by 20% or so'. We'll see.
I feel RB3 and RS are quite different, and I like it that way.
I can easily see myself going back and forth between the two.
Because you hear the full guitar part in RB3 (which I'll call the Mr.Crowley effect), I suspect that RB3 is more 'fun' and motivating.
Not to mention that the higher DLC selection means you can spend more time playing songs you know and like (which is rather signifigant).
It is too bad that RS doesn't play the full guitar part very quietly or something (or as an option)
I think RS may be a better teacher though, since hearing yourself means you can't get too sloppy with technique (strumming too many strings, accidentally touching strings you shouldn't be, etc).
Some minor gripes:
I don't like how it introduces a symbol and then after the song says, 'Oh, by the way, that was a tremolo!!' Gee, thanks for telling me NOW. Why not before the song?
And why did they call normal tablature notation 'inverted'? That's dumb.
Erm I think you do hear the full guitar part. Try playing a song and not touching your guitar. I suspect the thing is your guitar part is played louder over the top so is drowning out the real part
Posted with my iPad. Hence the bad spelling/grammar.
Last edited by mikeyts; 10-24-2011 at 05:16 PM.
Mike Scott, San Diego, CA, USA (XBL: MikeHellion, PSN: MarcHellion)