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I just found out about this game, and man does it look cool. You actually plug a real guitar, any real guitar with a pickup and 1/4" jack, into your machine and then use that to play! Its supposed to come out later this year and I am deffinitely gonna look out for it, being a learning guitar player myself.
What do you think?

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Oh yes, I played this a few months ago at warped tour. it kind of sucked for me since i already play guitar, but its a great idea still.
maybe it had to do with the latency
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Cant wait to plug my V in!
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Got it earlier today, but won't get a chance to play it until after work this evening. I'll post some impressions afterwards.

EDIT:
Ok, played through a few songs and tutorials. So far, I'm pretty impressed.

The note detection is fantastic. The tuner is fast and intuitive, and it checks tuning before each song.

There is a small amount of audio delay, but that's more the fault of using HDMI than the game itself. I'll switch to RCA audio tonight.

The dynamic difficulty is seamless. It started adding notes fairly quickly when I was getting all of them right, and they started dropping off when I was missing some.

Unlike Rock Band 3's Pro Guitar, there's no instant feedback on your fretting, so that takes some getting used to. On the other hand, the ability to hear what you're playing, and the ability to use a guitar other than the PoS Squier Strat more than makes up for it. The Telecaster I was using tonight was MUCH easier on my hands to play.

There's an in-game (Guitar Center branded) DLC store, but there's nothing available in it yet.

Tons of tutorials and tests on: hammer-ons and pull offs, palm muting, chords, scales, anchoring, sustain, tremelo picking, strumming, etc. The only minigame unlocked at the start is Ducks, but it's fun and addictive.

Taking a break so my hand can get some rest. I'll add more as I play through it (and when I unpack my new Ibanez this evening).

Edit: Second update after a couple of weeks with it.

Used it for practice for about 30 minutes a night, and the improvement is noticeable, though I still suck with guitar. Once I switched to analog audio, there was zero lag that I could detect.

Playing is much different than with Pro mode on Rock Band 3. The way that notes are shown is different, and a little more intuitive than RB3. Also, the ability to *hear* what you're playing (as opposed to a triggered sound sample) is incredibly helpful to get correct fingering on the fretboard. I also picked up a second adaptor cable and a friend tried it out. Two player mode allows each person to pick single notes, chords, or combos.

This was for the 360 version. Got a preorder in for the PC version too.
Edited by KorbenD - 11/7/11 at 6:30pm
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post #5 of 14
this came out for pc this week smile.gif If I've never played guitar before, should I buy? I can borrow a friend's electric guitar to play.
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Originally Posted by Gabkicks View Post

this came out for pc this week smile.gif If I've never played guitar before, should I buy? I can borrow a friend's electric guitar to play.

there's a bundle that brings the guitar too, but it's kinda expensive tongue.gif
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post #7 of 14
A game where I can plug in my guitar and play, all for only $100?!?

Sounds like an idea I had for a great game where you get to fly a plane with a REAL plane ZOMG!!

/troll lol

I'll give it a try when I see it for cheap. Any real guitarists tried this?
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I bought it. And I already play guitar.

It's pretty cool if you want to learn how to play guitar.. this can do the trick.. I learned almost all of the songs in the game.. some were actually tough but the first few i mastered in a really small amount or time. It's Ironic because I posted first too rolleyes.gif
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I mastered most the songs in the game, but turn the game off, and I still can't play guitar at all. The game didn't teach me to play guitar without an onscreen guide. It does have an option to remove the notes after you master a song, but my memory and rhythm is not good enough to play guitar like that.

I stick to rock band, and 5 buttons for the most part. It's more accessible and fun when your with friends. If you pull out rocksmith, every single person that has never played a guitar will not be able to hit a single note and will not have fun. It's about a million times more challenging, and you need to put hundreds of hours into it before you can really start playing the majority of the notes in a song.

The game is fun, but the thing that really made me give up were the loading times. A good 2 minutes to start a song, tune before every song, play song, then 2 minutes to get back to menu. Repeat, about 4 minutes of loading per song. It came out for PC recently, and I assume the loading times would be much better.
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Originally Posted by Gabkicks View Post

this came out for pc this week smile.gif If I've never played guitar before, should I buy? I can borrow a friend's electric guitar to play.

Expect to practice for hundreds of hours before you can somewhat master very easy songs. Depending on your skill, you may never be able to do some of the moderate/harder songs (most of the on-disc songs are pretty easy, they have megadeth and stuff in DLC though.. GL with that tongue.gif)
Edited by Murlocke - 10/18/12 at 1:04am
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You can master a song in the game.... but to actually "learn" it will take some time. I bought this game a year ago, but I hardly have any time to turn on my ps3.
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