Plastic instruments? Bah. Guitar Hero is no more and Ubisoft wants to take the next step.
Today, Ubisoft has revealed Rocksmith , the new music-based game franchise that is primed to revolutionize the genre. It is the first and only title that lets the player use any guitar with a standard quarter-inch input jack; just plug it into the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 or PC, and try any song from a large library of music, "including everything from the latest hits to classic rock songs." The game will automatically adjust to your skill level, and it even makes reading music "fun and intuitive." Therefore, this should be great for both pure novices and amateur musicians. Said Tony Key, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Ubisoft U.S.:
"Rocksmith is the most authentic and addicting music game ever created. Whether a beginner or a seasoned guitar vet, players progress at their own speed and walk away from the game with the ability to play songs by memory. Rocksmith is the only video game that gets players stage ready."
To check out some promotional videos, visit the game's official site ; you'll see people learning with different guitars. And at the end of the day, it's not just about pressing buttons on something that resembles a guitar, it's about being able to play a real song on a real guitar without any assistance.
So who's up for it?
Related Game(s): Rocksmith