Saturday, December 13, 2014

Unboxing Rocksmith 2014 Xbox One

What: Rocksmith 2014 Edition for Xbox One
Where Did You Get It:
What Did It Cost: $39.99 plus tax

Unboxing Rocksmith 2014

Well, I had been interested in Rocksmith for awhile, and with a 50% sale spotted on Amazon around Cyber Monday I went for it...

I figure $39.99 (vs $79.99) was a pretty legit value given the cable was included and most people I know shell out more than that for lessons.

After unboxing I immediately loaded the disc and started playing.

I obviously haven't played enough to tell you "Yes, it works" or, "Do NOT buy this!" but I did have fun and managed to get the guitar tuned, strum along to the Stones and Tom Petty AND try out a few mini games all in about an hour of play time.

I think if you are really wanting to learn guitar, this would be a decent place to start.  It should teach you the basics and the lessons (at least that I did, roughly 5-6) REALLY DO make you get things right, at your own pace, and then a real world pace before you can advance.

Like most things, repetition is key.

I'm not sure I'll do any gameplay of this, but I will try to keep you updated as I progress.  I'm not sure I'd want to gamble the $80 if I was just on the fence...However, $40 and I was willing to roll the dice, and glad I did.

And, just for the record, the game seemed to have very little trouble picking up the notes with my setup.  I had a few instances where I was hitting the notes and it would tell me to move a fret etc, but it was thankfully not the norm.

Overall, for $40 I am fairly happy.

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