Canadian TV, Computing and Home Theatre Forums banner

1 - 5 of 5 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
260 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Coming on the heels of the announcement that saw the dismantling of the Guitar Hero franchise, this morning's Top Story is the news that Ubisoft is keen to prove with its upcoming title Rocksmith that the music game genre is far from dead.

Ubisoft's Rocksmith, coming later this year (Slated for a Fall 2011 release) for 360, PS3 and PC, promises to "revolutionize" the music game genre. It'll apparently do this thanks to its ability to use any real electric guitar featuring a standard quarter-inch jack as a controller, rather than requiring specialist hardware designed specifically for the game.
Trailers and more information are available at: www.rocksmith.com

Introducing the next stage in the evolution of the guitar game. Rocksmith™, the first and only game where you can plug into any real guitar.

When we say any guitar we mean any guitar.
Whether it’s the guitar sitting in your attic, your cherished faithful steed, or the guitar you have yet to buy, Rocksmith lets you plug any guitar into your Xbox 360® or PlayStation®3 system.

Difficulty settings that adapt to your ability.
You love a challenge, but hate being overwhelmed. With addicting gameplay that adapts to your personal skill level, you will automatically progress from single notes to complex chords without getting in over your head.

Lots of music. Lots of styles.
One of the most satisfying moments for any guitar player is hearing yourself play your favorite song for the first time. Rocksmith has amassed an amazing library of songs from different music genres allowing players to experience that moment first hand.

Play songs instead of just learning them.
You want to play new songs, but you don't want to labor through tablature or cringe through poorly produced videos. No problem. Rocksmith will not only present you with new songs, but will also challenge you to step away from the notes on screen and play songs by memory.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,190 Posts
Definitely one to keep an eye on as development progresses. If this works as well as they claim, they may have a shot at breaking into the music game genre. As long as they don't try to copy Rock Band then it should do well.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,768 Posts
Interesting. If they made one for the bass I'd look into it. Mostly because I always wanted an excuse to own a beautiful old Rickenbacker.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
260 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
I think it will give the "Plastic Guitar" genre a run for it's money since it will actually teach you to play real guitar chords on a real guitar that you use as your controller plugged in via 1/4 jack to USB on your PS/3, or Xbox360. It's basically a Guitar Only version of RockBand 3 with Pro-Mode songs only. I've always enjoyed the music selection in Rockband/Guitar Hero with the exception to the various Death Metal tracks. As long as they don't cheap out on the interface like Kynomi did with their attempt at a music game, we may have a winner on our hands for people looking beyond the party aspect of the Rockband/Guitar Hero brands.
 
1 - 5 of 5 Posts
Top