Rocksmith |OT| While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Famassu

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I've been thinking of picking up one of these, so this would probably be my weapon of choice once I do end up getting Rocksmith:



I don't currently have an electric quitar, only an acoustic one.
 

MetatronM

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I have my dad's Telecaster lying around my apartment that I can't play because, well, I can't play, though it would be nice to be able to.

Worth the money for this?

(And by "worth the money" I mean in a couple of months when it's cheaper and I don't have Xenoblade, Dark Souls, Batman, Uncharted, and Skyrim eating all of my time.)
 

yankeehater

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I have always wanted to learn to play guitar and I am thinking about getting this game. Does anyone know if the guitar in the bundle is worth it, or would I be better off buying the stand alone game and a seperate guitar?
 

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Got lucky last night and picked up the last ps3 copy. I played for a few hours and I must say I am really enjoying it so far. I'm a beginner guitar player I have an instructor that I go to monthly I mostly learn music theory. This game complements this because I can now learn some songs and add this to my practice schedule. Some people are having input lag I haven’t had a issue with this yet.
 

Takuan

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yankeehater said:
I have always wanted to learn to play guitar and I am thinking about getting this game. Does anyone know if the guitar in the bundle is worth it, or would I be better off buying the stand alone game and a seperate guitar?
Not having played one for myself, I still think it's safe to assume that the bundled guitar is a piece of trash. The neck and body are probably driftwood (wood is everything when it comes to a guitar's tone). If you're serious about learning, you should definitely invest in something worthwhile. Note that there are some very good entry-level guitars to be had for ~300, possibly even less.
 

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Maybe with this I'll finally have a reason to bring my squier Stratocaster out of the closet =D!
 

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Sec0nd said:
I'm pretty interested in this. I've also got RB3 with the crappy ass plastic guitar but that sucks and is way too complicated in how it shows the chords. From the short clips I've seen this looks pretty darn complicated as well, is this true? Love to try this out though with my real guitar. When does it come out in Europe?
edit: It may look complicated but it's not the more time you spend with it the more familiar it will become.

It was delayed in europe until 2012 due to a trademark dispute.
 

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I need to spend some more time playing the duck mini games. My no look transition skills are completely shite. Got to #18 on the leaderboards last night for super ducks, but my run was complete shite. There really isn't many people playing this game. Probably only about 200 people on the leaderboards.

Got to the point where I am going to have to practice songs before being able to go forward in the career. It is completely bonking my brain to see a chord show up and try to determine what frets what fingers and what strings I need to be using. But I will be able to pick it up after a couple more days of practice I think.
 

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WorthPlaying Review went live this morning: 8.5/10

Review was written from the perspective of a complete guitar newbie. A separate review from the perspective of an experienced player is forthcoming.

WorthPlaying said:
In the end, making the decision to purchase Rocksmith comes down to what you're looking to get out of it. If you just want a music game to bust out at parties, stick with Rock Band or Guitar Hero. On the other hand, if you've always wanted to learn how to play the guitar, Rocksmith is a great way to do it.
 

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Can't wait to pick this up when it hits bargain bin prices. Love the pro mode in RB3! Though I guess I would need to tune my guitar if I bought this game :(
 

bloodydrake

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So the PS3 is connected via HDMI to you receiver? And then one HDMI cables goes out to your TV?
my xbox is setup that way..hdmi to reciever and one hdmi out to tv for video.
On my receiver there is a game mode(not the tv) that eliminates all processing when i changed from auto to game mode on audio receiver it really helped reduce lag. Gonna get my buddy over that's has a good ear and compare it to analog and see how he feels..if he finds it real noticeable i'll go analog.

Oh great OT Shagg :)
 

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JaggedSac said:
I need to spend some more time playing the duck mini games. My no look transition skills are completely shite. Got to #18 on the leaderboards last night for super ducks, but my run was complete shite. There really isn't many people playing this game. Probably only about 200 people on the leaderboards.

Got to the point where I am going to have to practice songs before being able to go forward in the career. It is completely bonking my brain to see a chord show up and try to determine what frets what fingers and what strings I need to be using. But I will be able to pick it up after a couple more days of practice I think.
Same here my transition skills are lacking. I found myself trying to look at my fingers, play the notes and look at the screen to often especially when the difficulty picks up. I'll just keep at it with the duck mini games.
 

bloodydrake

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its really fun so far I'm doing ok with the technique challenges seem to be able to bronze and silver most..
Till i got to Harmonics.. watched the video tried the event couple times...score 0.. yep cant do harmonics at all LOL.

Skipping that challenge till my buddy comes over and can watch and see what i'm doing wrong.
 

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Bummer about the no bass mode. I'll still get this and just buy a pickup for my acoustic.

OP said:
Will there be multiplayer?
Absolutely. We will have split screen multiplayer where you and a friend will be able to rock side by side.
So only local multiplayer?
 

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Going to try to track this down at lunch today. I'm still a beginner but I'm taking weekly lessons, this sounds like a great accompaniment to that.

Will be using a Gretsch G5120.
 

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This is my weapon


I'm importing the game as soon as I get a chance, which will probably be late November, but I'm pretty pumped!
 

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Here's YouTube links for the OP

Code:
<li><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Sj5_WITMpA">Best Coast – “When I’m With You”</a></li>
	<li><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSbBvKaM6sk">Blur – “Song 2&#8243;</a></li>
	<li><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqVFLz53fiA&amp;feature=related">Cream – “Sunshine Of Your Love”</a></li>
	<li><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQezhlEtnYI">Dan Auerbach – “I Want Some More”</a></li>
	<li><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4SLXaF-lIc">David Bowie – “Rebel Rebel”</a></li>
	<li><a href="http://youtu.be/gh8tJvJQz4Y" target="_blank">Eric Clapton - "Run Back To Your Side"</a></li>
	<li><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ijk4j-r7qPA&amp;ob=av2e" target="_blank">Franz Ferdinand - "Take Me Out"</a></li>
	<li><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiNvz7hihGA" target="_blank">Incubus - "I Miss You"</a></li>
	<li><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNBJSei0XV0">Interpol – “Slow Hands”</a></li>
	<li><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbNh4CS9Cns">Jarvis Cocker – “Angela”</a></li>
	<li><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6VRVCsRDtE">Jenny O -”Well OK Honey”</a></li>
	<li><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnhXHvRoUd0&amp;ob=av2e" target="_blank">Kings Of Leon "Use Somebody"</a></li>
	<li><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLhpHjmxNw8" target="_blank">Lenny Kravitz – “Are You Gonna Go My Way” </a></li>
	<li><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHmsblNnnGM" target="_blank">Little Barrie - "Surf Hell"</a></li>
	<li><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ye5BuYf8q4o">Lynyrd Skynyrd – “Sweet Home Alabama”</a></li>
	<li><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbB-mICjkQM&amp;ob=av2n" target="_blank">Muse - "Plug In Baby"</a></li>
	<li><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PL6jwxw9T3c" target="_blank">Muse - "Unnatural Selection"</a></li>
	<li><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6-_HDNCZjI">Nirvana – “Breed”</a></li>
	<li><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbgKEjNBHqM">Nirvana – “In Bloom”</a></li>
	<li><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BciOfJsqh7M">Radiohead – “High And Dry”</a></li>
	<li><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jr44uXllBk">Red Fang – “Number Thirteen”</a></li>
	<li><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFFGguX2SZM">Silversun Pickups – “Panic Switch”</a></li>
	<li><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHwA76bsxJE&amp;feature=related">Soundgarden – “Outshined”</a></li>
	<li><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xRKaZFyBIA">Spoon – “Me And The Bean”</a></li>
	<li><a href="http://youtu.be/JzS590AkE6c" target="_blank">Stone Temple Pilots – “Between The Lines”</a></li>
	<li><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ht672-wYelc">Stone Temple Pilots – “Vasoline”</a></li>
	<li><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGRYwnB6_tw">Taddy Porter – “Mean B.i.t.c.h”</a></li>
	<li><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmdPQp6Jcdk">The Animals – “House of the Rising Sun”</a></li>
	<li><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5FW8Xo8ENo">The Black Keys – “I Got Mine”</a></li>
	<li><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_PrT25o8Vs">The Black Keys – “Next Girl”</a></li>
	<li><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KI44Mffs2c">The Boxer Rebellion – “Step Out Of The Car”</a></li>
	<li><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DbcAl3EbIs">The Cribs – “We Share The Same Skies”</a></li>
	<li><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8CDERzun4k">The Cure – “Boys Don’t Cry</a></li>
	<li><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTHslukHBoU">The Dead Weather – “I Can’t Hear You”</a></li>
	<li><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpynVCgUHgA" target="_blank">The Horrors – “Do You Remember” </a></li>
	<li><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iC0YXspJRM&amp;feature=fvst">The Pixies – “Where’s Is My Mind”</a></li>
	<li><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcHKOC64KnE" target="_blank">Queens of the Stone Age – “Go With The Flow” </a></li>
	<li><a href="http://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/song_10564845" target="_blank">Rapscallions – “California Brain” </a></li>
	<li><a href="http://youtu.be/686A5yPMWrs" target="_blank">Red Hot Chili Peppers “Higher Ground”</a></li>
	<li><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3a7cHPy04s8">The Rolling Stones – “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”</a></li>
	<li><a href="http://youtu.be/Jeg-jT7MnEs" target="_blank">The Rolling Stones – "Play With Fire"</a></li>
	<li><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fesxy5fzGjU">The Rolling Stones – “The Spider And the Fly”</a></li>
	<li><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_l09H-3zzgA&amp;ob=av2e" target="_blank">The Strokes – "Under Cover Of Darkness"</a></li>
	<li><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfKw5r7M7MQ" target="_blank">Sigur Rós – “Gobbledigook” </a></li>
	<li><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5roz5-wdjBg">The White Stripes – “Icky Thump”</a></li>
	<li><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrAQN0KBofY">The Yellow Moon Band – “Chimney”</a></li>
	<li><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08fqHr_KGPY">Titus Andronicus – “A More Perfect Union”</a></li>
	<li><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHS8Ns-8bW0" target="_blank">Tom Petty &amp; The Heartbreakers – “Good Enough” </a></li>
	<li><a href="http://youtu.be/BKz2U4fvA4U" target="_blank">Velvet Revolver – “Slither”</a></li>
	<li><a href="http://www.vsthem.com/" target="_blank">VsThem – “6AM Salvation”</a></li>
	<li><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5FSF1K1evo">White Denim – “Burnished”</a></li>
	<li><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PElhV8z7I60&amp;ob=av2e" target="_blank">The xx - "Islands"</a></li>
</ul>
<strong>Bonus Songs</strong>
<ul>
	<li><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJLF6MuV_as" target="_blank">Seth Chapla - "Jules"</a></li>
	<li>Chris Lee "Boss"</li>
	<li>Brian Adam McCune "Ricochet"</li>
</ul>
 

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I bought an electric guitar like 5 years ago, played it for 3 months and then never touched it again.

I hope when this will release in EU to effectively learn to play something.
 

Takuan

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Fixed1979 said:
Going to try to track this down at lunch today. I'm still a beginner but I'm taking weekly lessons, this sounds like a great accompaniment to that.

Will be using a Gretsch G5120.
I was going to say that we don't want this thread to devolve into a guitar porn thread, but that is a thing of beauty.
 

Fixed1979

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Takuan said:
I was going to say that we don't want this thread to devolve into a guitar porn thread, but that is a thing of beauty.
Hey thanks =). It's my first guitar and I'm pretty happy with it, when I get good enough and it's worth my money I'll probably move up to one of the higher end models, but for now it's more than enough.


Just picked the game up, disappointed they didn't include an actual manual but I guess it's not really a game that requires one. The cable seems pretty well built so it should last awhile. I'm hoping that the fret stickers are not necessary and are only thrown in to make it easier to quickly tell where you are on the neck.

Now just to wait 4 more hours until I can plug in =(

EDIT: Also good job with the OP Shagg, I was kinda torn on whether or not I was actually going to try this one out but you pushed me over the edge. Hopefully I don't run into any lag issues (HDMI to receiver).
 

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I am actually considering picking this up. I've been playing guitar for four years, and probably tooling around on guitar for about 10 years, but there are still things that I am weak at -- Paul Simon style fingerpicking, scales, certain barred chords I suppose... And I generally play mostly just folk rock and rhythm rock, so I was hoping to pick up something that might push me into more genres.

What dost thou think? To the gaf guitar players enjoying this game... how long have you been playing guitar and what are your experiences with the game?
 

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best place to import (to the uk) and avoid any import fees?
Axelmusic, now planetaxel.com send your games from the EU = absolutely no import fees. Prices are pretty comparative to videogamesplus.com (which I would recommend also). WIth vgp you have the chance of import fees however.
 

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Is anyone playing this thats never played a guitar? I'm prepared to buy one because I've always been interested in learning but my schedule is always too random to get set lessons.
 

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As a guitar player, I'm very interested in this. I'll pick it up when it's a bit cheaper.
 

DeviantDragon

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Takuan said:
Not having played one for myself, I still think it's safe to assume that the bundled guitar is a piece of trash. The neck and body are probably driftwood (wood is everything when it comes to a guitar's tone). If you're serious about learning, you should definitely invest in something worthwhile. Note that there are some very good entry-level guitars to be had for ~300, possibly even less.
It's an Epiphone Les Paul Jr. I'm no guitarist, but I've heard that that's a very decent entry level guitar? Is it legit that it's a good beginner guitar? Sure would be even cheaper than a ~300 dollar guitar.
 

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Just picked this up from Best Buy... had a $25 gift certificate that I've been meaning to use, so I figured why not. Whoever fulfilled my online order mistakenly grabbed the bundle with the Gibson and I had to explain to the guy at the pick up desk that I ordered the standalone game. Could have probably walked out with it at a $140 discount but I already have a guitar. :p

Can't wait to get home and get started playing the game... I'm a beginner guitarist who just started playing a few weeks ago (no lessons, just messing around and learning some simple songs), so I'll post my impressions as soon as I get the chance.
 

bloodydrake

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DeviantDragon said:
It's an Epiphone Les Paul Jr. I'm no guitarist, but I've heard that that's a very decent entry level guitar? Is it legit that it's a good beginner guitar? Sure would be even cheaper than a ~300 dollar guitar.
there are better for 300. Musicians friend has the junior a 50dollar amp, cable and headphone bundle for 229.
I'd honestly go to a music store and get a cheep used guitar(insist on proper setup to be included in the cost) for 300ish and you'd be set.

I bought an epiphone ebony standard for 400bucks new and its fine for an entry level guitar that's usable ...used you should be able to get one for 300 easy.

I'm planning on upgrading to a Epiphone Ultra III and i'm guessing they're only gonna give me 200bucks for my Standard on tradein.


Setup is hugely important for a beginner. expect to pay about 70bucks for a good setup.
 

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Imported it into the UK ordered from Gamestop and got the DLC code (used with a US store account) all in all it cost me about £90 to get it, i reckon it will be worth it though. My Gibson Les Paul is sooo very ready.
 

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very interested but 80 is just too high. the game will very likely bomb and be discounted to 30 within 6 months, so I'll just pick it up then.
 

Medalion

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LOL

I love Guitar World magazine, this reviewer guy... he was straining through that beginner's bit cuz it was like... YEAH I FUCKING GET IT, MOVE ON!!! And in the end still managed to achieve 71% accuracy on a real guitar playing Satisfaction by the Rolling Stones

Dude how can you continue working there? :D
 

Famassu

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Scousefury said:
Imported it into the UK ordered from Gamestop and got the DLC code (used with a US store account) all in all it cost me about £90 to get it, i reckon it will be worth it though. My Gibson Les Paul is sooo very ready.
You could've gotten it for little over 50£ from Videogamesplus... Though, not sure if it comes with the DLC code (do all new copies come with it or is it Gamestop exclusive?).
 

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As a guitar player, I'm very interested in this. I'll pick it up when it's a bit cheaper.
I'm gettin it too, I'm importing from the US - will it be compatible with my PAL guitars? :p
 

Medalion

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Yeah they really shoulda showed videos also to advanced players who look like they are writing this one off very easily

There's even a master mode that lets you play without notes shown on screen which would be more fun
 

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Medalion said:
4 videos, Paul could not take anymore

This game looks like a huge yawnfest to advanced players
It's a yawnfest because he is showing one of the simplest songs to learn and play?

game owns for advanced players.