Rocksmith & Rocksmith 2014 discussion thread

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  • SayburrSayburr The Always Informative Rock Band Forum Guru
    edited May 2011
    abynormal;4396265 said:
    But Rock Band is and always has been a party game, and that is where Rocksmith can't compete.
    Very true. Rock Band will always be the best "game". But, it looks like Rocksmith is going to fill a niche and could be very successful if it actually does what they are saying it will do.

    This game is very high on my personal radar at the moment and I am looking forward to hearing more about it.
  • hiimSMAPhiimSMAP Road Warrior
    edited May 2011
    Wow this game actually looks....good.
  • thestickmasterthestickmaster Rising Star
    edited May 2011
    hiimSMAP;4396946 said:
    Wow this game actually looks....good.

    You sir, are insane.
  • hiimSMAPhiimSMAP Road Warrior
    edited May 2011
    Well, if renouncing society, selling all worldly posessions, and learning how to purify and drink your own urine is insane, then why yes, color me insane!
  • toymachineSHtoymachineSH Headliner
    edited May 2011
    I think it looks pretty good also- I'm also willing to allow another game to penetrate the market without bashing it for no reason though...
  • edited May 2011
    Another Powergig Revolution?
  • FlyGuyLXIFlyGuyLXI Headl!ner
    edited May 2011
    mercuryshadow09;4397209 said:
    Another Powergig Revolution?

    I wouldn't go that far this time. It's more emphasized on training you than being a game.
  • lvmathemagicianlvmathemagician Road Warrior
    edited May 2011
    hiimSMAP;4396980 said:
    Well, if renouncing society, selling all worldly posessions, and learning how to purify and drink your own urine is insane, then why yes, color me insane!

    I'm looking in my box of crayolas and for the life of me I can't find that color?
  • White_PawZWhite_PawZ Road Warrior
    edited May 2011
    I think it's a neat idea, but it's also a very different type of game than Rock Band.

    Rock Band is a party game that you and your buddies can play. It's karaoke with some new additions to teach you the basics of keys, drums, and pro guitar. Someone who has never played before can pick it up and 4 people can play together as a band and have fun.

    Rock Smith is an in-depth guitar learning tool that looks like fun for those really into it. It is not going to be a party game. There are no drums, keys, bass, or vocals. It seems more of an independent experience.

    In reality, I don't see it as a "competitor" at all to Rock Band. It is a different type of game entirely. It looks like a neat tool for those who already have a guitar they want to use for lessons.
  • Bront20Bront20 The Writing's on the Wall
    edited May 2011
    mercuryshadow09;4397209 said:
    Another Powergig Revolution?

    The concept is better thought out than Power Gig, and it's target audience isn't the current music gamer, but folks who play guitar or want to learn to play guitar (and yes, I know that last part can overlap with RB3). Given how it's being setup, it doesn't have to sell extremely well to be a success either, with no peripherals to push and a smaller song selection, it if sells half as well as RB3, it'll be a success.
  • edited May 2011
    FlyGuyLXI;4397211 said:
    I wouldn't go that far this time. It's more emphasized on training you than being a game.
    Sounds like it might interest some gamers, with lack of bass vocals and drums (?) who will be left to play it but gamers who already own a guitar?
  • Doom878Doom878 Road Warrior
    edited May 2011
    Is this game going to help us tune the guitar according to the song? It would be nice. Say I play something in Drop D, the notes will still ring out since there's no mute. Sure the sound will come out of the game but I'll still hear my guitar playing a low E instead. Or am I overanalyzing?
  • ChodTheWackoChodTheWacko Rising Star
    edited May 2011
    Doom878;4397499 said:
    Is this game going to help us tune the guitar according to the song? It would be nice. Say I play something in Drop D, the notes will still ring out since there's no mute. Sure the sound will come out of the game but I'll still hear my guitar playing a low E instead. Or am I overanalyzing?

    No, you aren't - that's a very good point.
    Since the game is going to rely on pitch, it is very important that your guitar is tuned to the correct tuning of the song.

    But it would be pretty easy to have a 'check your guitar tuning' mode prior to song start.
    My gut feeling it would almost be mandatory, unless the game has a fudge factor for guitars slightly out of tune.

    - Frank
  • toymachineSHtoymachineSH Headliner
    edited May 2011
    Rocksmith posted this on facebook:
    Some follow up answers for you guys: 1) The cable comes WITH the game for $79.99. 2) You cannot use ANY 1/4" to USB cable. The Rocksmith cable has special technology that allows it to be compatible with next gen consoles.
    Pictures:

    http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/230092_173078496083168_151544094903275_409477_6090698_n.jpg
    http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/250086_173078482749836_151544094903275_409476_1938329_n.jpg
  • handsprimehandsprime Opening Act
    edited May 2011
    Rocksmith will fail like Rock Revoultion and Powergig
  • lvmathemagicianlvmathemagician Road Warrior
    edited May 2011
    hiimSMAP;4396980 said:
    Well, if renouncing society, selling all worldly posessions, and learning how to purify and drink your own urine is insane, then why yes, color me insane!

    I never understood the opening scene in Water World. He pees into a filter and drinks it. Why doesn't he just run the sea water through the filter?
  • toymachineSHtoymachineSH Headliner
    edited May 2011
    handsprime;4402523 said:
    Rocksmith will fail like Rock Revoultion and Powergig

    ...

    anyway

    http://theherofeed.com/2863/rocksmith-answers-questions-on-facebook/
  • I_Love_YouI_Love_You Road Warrior
    edited May 2011
    toymachineSH;4402886 said:

    I am a bit concerned, as it sounds like if it's even slightly out of tune you might run into problems, but it definitely sounds like they put a lot more effort and thought into it than Power Gig and the like did, which is good. Might actually stand up alright, who knows.
  • TheHundredDollarHeadacheTheHundredDollarHeadache Pedantic Broken Record
    edited May 2011
    toymachineSH;4402886 said:
    Boo to the "auto-difficulty can't be turned off" stuff.
  • raynebcraynebc Road Warrior
    edited May 2011
    TheHundredDollarHeadache;4403057 said:
    Boo to the "auto-difficulty can't be turned off" stuff.
    My sentiments exactly.
  • toymachineSHtoymachineSH Headliner
    edited May 2011
    Everyone starts at 1, but then their performance determines how quickly they move to the highest levels.
    I may be optimistic but it makes it seem like once you master a song you'll always have it on the highest difficulty level when you play it unless you choose not to. I don't think the song will always be bouncing all over the place with the difficulty but this is all just speculation.
  • Doom878Doom878 Road Warrior
    edited May 2011
    A lot of positive stuff. The fact they throw in freestyle with different tones and pedals is fantastic. The fact that it can sense your tuning, tune your guitar, and tell you to tune is great. I'm liking a lot of their ideas and if they work like they say they work then I'll likely purchase this and hope HMX will super patch RB3 but more likely RB4 for pro guitar. I'm still concerned with the tablature that they present. Still not sure how the playing will work when you got a buddy over and he starts blowing notes.
  • LiveHomeVideoLiveHomeVideo Trying too hard
    edited May 2011
    Auto difficulty = epic fail.

    Amp Mode = Epic Win!
  • Latepate64Latepate64 Opening Act
    edited May 2011
    Am I the only one who actually likes this auto difficulty and thinks that it would be nice to see it in the next Rock Band game also?
  • raynebcraynebc Road Warrior
    edited May 2011
    I think it would be a good feature if it wasn't FORCED onto the player. Somebody may legitimately want to just practice the unabridged song instead of having to play it enough that the game thinks he/she is ready for a non-neutered version.
  • EdwardooEdwardoo Unsigned
    edited May 2011
    This is really starting to piss me off, In my Country, almost nobody knows what is Rock Band 3, also, when we get info in our game magazines that they gonna release Rocksmith, they sayed that Rockmisth is 1 game on the world that using real guitar and can teach you to play, they didnt mentioned RB3, but its so unfair, because RB3 pro guitar is better than Rocksmith and was sooner.
    But I think this will get better Reviews that RB3,I hope not, which would be unfair and stupid.
  • kingtonyxkingtonyx Unofficial
    edited May 2011
    This should be pretty cool, I think I will pick it up.
  • WitticusWitticus VERY DEEP
    edited May 2011
    Latepate64;4405477 said:
    Am I the only one who actually likes this auto difficulty and thinks that it would be nice to see it in the next Rock Band game also?

    Can't you already change difficulty mid song?
  • Latepate64Latepate64 Opening Act
    edited May 2011
    Witticus;4405804 said:
    Can't you already change difficulty mid song?

    I didn't mean it that way. In Rocksmith, the game detects your skills in realtime and adjusts the difficulty automaticly even in the middle of a song.
  • GNFfhqwhgadsGNFfhqwhgads 99% Washed Up
    edited May 2011
    Latepate64;4406156 said:
    I didn't mean it that way. In Rocksmith, the game detects your skills in realtime and adjusts the difficulty automaticly even in the middle of a song.
    It doesn't detect skill at all, it detects performance. Even an Expert player can screw up some wankery part on some songs, why should they be punished by being punted down to an Easy chart for the next 20-30 seconds just because of one small part they can't get down?
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