Straight up disclaimer on this review – I don’t know how to play guitar. I played ukelele 20 years ago, which morphed to a short couple month stint of using a guitar. Since then, the only musical expertise I have is pressing play on the iPod and a strange fondness for playing drums in Rock Band. I do however love to listen to music, and I love the idea of being able to play music. When Rocksmith was announced however, I was quite skeptical – could this be used to actually play a real song on a real instrument and not only teach complete amateurs like myself how to play but to keep the experienced players excited enough to want to try it out? Turns out, from my experience anyway, it is possible to teach someone new how to play and while I won’t get the technical aspect of playing down I can grab a guitar and play a song with my family watching – and feel like I’m doing more than pressing buttons the correspond to notes.
Platform reviewed: Xbox 360