sixthreezy
Nick   Ohio, United States
 
 
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I feel like I've played enough now to give this a decent enough review for those looking at purchasing this game.

I'm in my 3rd week of playing guitar for the first time ever, and it is a patient love. You have to be honest with yourself and know that you're not going to be coming at this like Guitar Hero. There are no 6-7 hour days, slowly giving yourself hand cramps to get up to speed on 5 buttons. There's a lot going on here, especially for a newbie. But I was ready for this, I had decided. So if you're ready to rock, I salute you.

It's a slow grind, and I have to motivate myself every day to play. This is guitar MMO, if you will. There is no reaching that glorious end-game content without putting in some very serious time. And no pain, no gain, as I now have little finger pads on my left hand from holding those strings.

But the MMO comparison is a good one, at least in a gaming sense. Every day I do my dailies, which include: guitar lessons focusing on certain techniques, playing practice tracks, picking notes and strings, & eventually playing songs. You'll get a good feel for the difficulty settings as well, and what works for you speed-wise with leveling up/down.

It will take some time to figure out what you're good at and what you need practice with too. The first week was a slog but on the 4th and 5th day I felt like I was really jamming along to the songs. I was only playing around the 30% difficulty range, but it was still really rewarding hearing the music come from my own hands.

I picked up a starter guitar on Amazon for a little over $200, the cable IS REQUIRED TO PLAY from Rocksmith which is another $30, so don't forget that. It's an investment, but by the end of the year I could be picking away at my own little jams and have an entirely new hobby other than gaming. Tell me what other game gives you a skill like this?

If this setup interests you and you were one of those people like me wondering if Guitar Hero would ever evolve into teaching you actual guitar, this is the game. You have to want to play frequently, and BE PATIENT. It's frustrating almost every time I pick it up, but by the time I put it down I'm telling everyone near me about parts I played better that day & "unlocked".

I could go on and on, but if you're looking at this and have the drive & money JUST DO IT. I think you'll be pleased with the results.

P.S. - I didn't expect Drops of Jupiter by Train to be the first song I could play on guitar, but here we are. Blitzkrieg Bop you were so close.....