I’ll be honest, I wasn’t expecting too much from Ubisoft San Francisco’s Rocksmith 2014 Edition. See, I’ve dabbled in playing the guitar for many years and I’ve always instinctively disliked the fleeting craze for guitar-based video games. I always thought these young whippersnappers should put down the crappy plastic peripherals and pick up a real guitar. Stop pretending and start really playing.
So, when the first Rocksmith released and I heard all the bold claims about how it really would teach people to play a real guitar, I scoffed dismissively and ignored it.
Now I’ve had a chance to play the latest edition of the hybrid game/learning software and I’m a little bit blown away by it. So, we thought it would be best to put it in a video and show you all what it does, how it does it and also just how much about playing guitar I’ve forgotten over the past year or so of not playing.