Ubisoft’s Rocksmith has been met with strange gazes from across the gaming world, and an almost universal shrug was given at the initial announcement of the game. Going against the giant that is Rock Band is foolish, and the “real guitar” thing was attempted horribly by Power Gig: Rise of the Six String before Rock Band 3 even took an attempt at it.
However the latest video on Freddie Wong’s secondary “behind the scenes” channel showcases a challenge between Freddie (an incredibly talented guitar player) and Brandon (quite the opposite). Of course the outcome is incredibly obvious with Freddie winning, but part of the challenge was that Brandon got two weeks to practice in-game before the duel. The end result is interesting, to say the least. Check out the video after the break to see what I mean.
As a musician myself in real life who has attempted to learn the guitar before, I must say that I am INCREDIBLY impressed by how much Brandon was able to progress in such a short time span from playing the game. To go from probably knowing nothing to being able to play part of the song off-hand in just two weeks is quite an incredible feat.
Rocksmith releases next month on October 11th and hopefully our review copy will arrive no problems so we can check this out for ourselves. I still question the games success as an outright rhythm game, but as a guitar teaching tool disguised as a video game I think Ubisoft might have a HUGE success on their hands.