This post is mostly stolen from banned user Tommatt. I was hoping someone else would start a new thread, but it looks like I'll have to do it.
So what is Rocksmith? Rocksmith is a rhythm game like RockBand, but not really. It has a cable that allows you to plug in a guitar, any guitar (or bass) and play along to songs. There are various game elements, but its actually designed to teach you songs and the guitar. Songs will start very simple, and as you progress, you will unlock the whole song. It is flowing tab basically. It also has mini games, and lessons, designed to teach you various aspects of guitar. One nice thing about Rocksmith compared to Rockband 3 Pro mode, is any guitar works, and it actually listens to the sound. Which means you can use different fingerings on cords, or say play an open string or on the 5th fret on the string above it, as it is the same note. It's all personal preference. Another awesome feature is you can improvise when there's nothing on screen, and not lose points for it.
Here's an 8/10 review from Gamespot. Keep in mind that this is for Rocksmith 2014, not Rocksmith Remastered, which is a free update to 2014.
The official trailer for Rocksmith 2014
One of the coolest features is the session mode, which is like a customized backing track, but much better. Here's how it works:
So what about the different versions?Rocksmith
is the original, older, and frankly inferior game. If you already own it or get it on sale for cheap, you can pay an extra $10 to add the songs to 2014/Remastered.Rocksmith 2014
was a huge improvement that came with a new set of songs and features. When most people say Rocksmith, they're probably referring to 2014.Rocksmith Remastered
is a free upgrade to 2014. It added a ton of quality of life improvements and is better in pretty much every way. If have 2014, you now have Remastered.
With that, let's get playing!
(Feel free to send suggestions to add/correct the OP. )
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