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oO Para Oo Jul 25, 2013 @ 3:38pm
As a good bass player this game sucks.
I play Jamaraqui covers not for note and can play most chili peppers songs.. i have played for aorund 8 years. I am strugglying to do the basic 2 string songs on this game, the interface is dreadful, im fighting more to read the dam game than i am playing it.

And no matter what setting i use laggg is runing it, i give up there is a def dely meaning your bass sounds out when hitting the notes.. not impressed.
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Ace42 Jul 25, 2013 @ 7:21pm 
Latency issues are down to your set-up; lowering buffer size in the Rocksmith.ini will reduce input lag.

In what way is the interface troubling you? In that it seems upside down compared to Tab? I can see how that might be annoying; but if you think about it the Rocksmith layout is the more intuitive...
TLBA Dongsmasher Jul 25, 2013 @ 10:32pm 
Sounds like you're just too good for this game. Better go sell out Madison Square Garden instead of wasting your time on Steam.
thek4man Jul 26, 2013 @ 2:55am 
probably cause you played for a long time that you have your own way of playing bass. old habits die hard and all that, learning a new way of playing bass that was made mostly for people who have never played bass, would be difficult i imagine.
905 Jul 26, 2013 @ 4:42pm 
His problem also might be a lack of notes. I've played guitar for years, though not well. Sometimes I find I'm struggling with a part until I get a few more notes so that the riff it has me playing is rythmically similar to what I'm hearing. It sounds like he can play all the notes the game can throw at him, but he may not have played enough to start out with enough notes to easily play. As far as lag goes, it varies depending on which pc I play on, so yeah it is a hardware or set up issue.

I've only been playing 50 hours in about two months so far. I think I see improvement. I've certainly progressed through a couple of rocksmith levels, but I'm not sure it that means anything other than playing time.
nuggy1964 Jul 27, 2013 @ 5:23am 
well sell it then, I can see from your profile you've put in five hours on Rocksmith since last October, it sucks, your too good for it, why prolong the agony.
Floyd (ツ) Sorta have PC Jul 27, 2013 @ 7:36am 
I got this game back at around christmas time for the PS3, and I've been playing the demo on steam. I understand his UI issues, but really, it just takes a bit of practice and remembering which colours go to which string.

Plus, if you are really used to reading tablature, you can always invert the string setup on the screen. I found that actually helped since I'm more used to that setup.
tdubl26 Jul 29, 2013 @ 5:24pm 
I never had latency problems but, it was a little frustrating getting used to the color coding and the leveling up system. Once I got used to the interface I moved along pretty fast. It shouldn't be that difficult if you already have good technique and rythmn. If you have high latency try turning down the sample rate to 16/44.1 in the properties for the rocksmith adapter and your soundcard. I would use the motherboard sound card also if you aren't already to see if it runs with less latency.
.4xe | Bigozor Jul 30, 2013 @ 7:33am 
Pratice, that's all
Mars Mountain Aug 1, 2013 @ 1:38pm 
Originally posted by TLBA Butz von Crappenpüpen:
Sounds like you're just too good for this game. Better go sell out Madison Square Garden instead of wasting your time on Steam.

No need to be a sarcastic dinkus, Mr. Jealousy.
M. Scherer Aug 2, 2013 @ 7:02am 
Originally posted by Milton Milton:
Originally posted by TLBA Butz von Crappenpüpen:
Sounds like you're just too good for this game. Better go sell out Madison Square Garden instead of wasting your time on Steam.

No need to be a sarcastic dinkus, Mr. Jealousy.

Sarcasm apart, TLBA does have a point. Rocksmith is for absolute beginners, for people who don't even know how to hold a guitar / bass properly. Not for seasoned veterans.

Put John Petrucci to play Rocksmith and he'll probably punch the TV across the street in a few minutes :/
larams67 Aug 2, 2013 @ 2:58pm 
If the game is meant only for beginners then why doesn't it have any feedback so that new players can actually learn some proper technique instead of just aimlessly repeating songs with no clue what they might be doing wrong?

This game has potential but it also falls short as it is right now. The interface itself is not very user friendly at all. How many screens should we have to go thru just to exit the game? Choosing a song is a mess. In fact access to every single feature in this game is a pain.

The game has problems detecting notes. It has problems with latency. The songs library is weak. The price of adding new songs is ridiculous at $3 per song. I don't really find the helicopter view of notes going by to be very helpful at learning either. When it's coming straight on it works because you can clearly see on what fret notes are to be played. But when it goes to that stupid helicopter view it's just garbage.

The ever moving goal posts style of learning works well in the very beginning stage of learning a song but after you advance in skill it gets old. You learn a lick and then the next thing you know they change it all and you have to memorize the same exact song a different way. It's like a one step forward 2 steps backwards approach.

But then at the end of the day with all it's faults there is nothing else out there like it. It has potential to be something awesome. All they need to do is clean up the interface so it's more intuitive and easier to navigate. Increase the music library substantially. Ask a more reasonable price for DLC songs. Polish the note presentation up a little bit so it's more visually clear where notes and frets are. Do that stuff in the 2014 version it the game is going to be 100 times better at teaching guitar.


905 Aug 2, 2013 @ 6:44pm 
Hmm, I don't know if they meant this game for absolute beginners, but for me its a great tool to get me to practice. I've noodled with a guitar for years, but I'm seeing more improvement in months than I have in years. Its because the game keeps me playing.

As I understand it you can change a setting to keep the highest level acheived, but so far I'm just letting it run the default way. For technique I had to learn from friends, read books and guitar magazines. These days you can watch videos like the guy Justin on youtube. I think if you followed his lessons plus played rocksmith you could develop pretty fast.

As far as changing the riffs on you, you could always go into riff repeater and then set the mastery to 100%. Then you can see and try to play it all. For me, the progressive difficulty seems to work about right.
nmymnd Aug 10, 2013 @ 1:42pm 
If you're having lag issues, that's your system and not the game. The game works fine for me on my computer at home, but on the office computer without a decent graphics driver, the lag was horrible. I was able to play a song I had been playing fairly well just knowing where the notes should be (basic song though) :)

I am a pure beginner, so I couldn't speak to someone with a lot of experience, but even with your own developed style, you still have to hit the notes and shouldn't have any lag problems on a decent system. I also think that this is an amazing idea and has increased my learning tremendously. Sometimes I'll pause, write the tabs out and then practice a section with an amp until I can nail a section. I'm honestly not sure what they could come out with in 2014 to make me want to upgrade, but I'm still working my way though this one, so maybe in another year I'll be ready for something else!
oO Para Oo Aug 11, 2013 @ 4:31am 
NOthing to do with begginers, the UI is awful its so confusing, even simple songs are too difficult due to not clear game. The ua and notes coming in is very badly designed. I am not showing off but i am a good bass player and even simple songs are hard to play due to me be confused by the ui its bloody aweful and not clear for me or new bass players.
Ace42 Aug 11, 2013 @ 5:26pm 
Originally posted by oO Para Oo:
The ua and notes coming in is very badly designed. I am not showing off but i am a good bass player and even simple songs are hard to play due to me be confused by the ui its bloody aweful and not clear for me or new bass players.

I'm brand new to bass, and have no problem with the user-interface. It is far more intuitive than tablature, and anyone familiar with games such as Rockband or Guitar Hero will be aware of how it works.
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