Is anyone else excited for this?

#1 Edited by Mikewrestler5 (602 posts) -

How come no one is talking about this game? After reading Alex Navarro's preview, It got me even more stoked for the game. But even before I read that, the idea of plugging a real guitar and playing seemed neat. I just hope it works well. I already know how to play a few things on the guitar. But if this can help me learn a few songs and help me improve as a guitarist, then it'll be worth it for me.
 
  Another neat feature that sounds extremely useful is the dynamic difficulty. The video below helps explain it in detail.

  So yea, I'm excited. Unless it gets terrible reviews, I'll be picking it up on the 18 of October.
#2 Posted by riffingt0n (157 posts) -

I am also super stoked for this one. This is officially the first game I've ever pre-ordered (getting through Amazon, just wanted to get ahold of it ASAP)

Played it at PAX, and was instantly sold.

#3 Posted by Mikewrestler5 (602 posts) -
@riffingt0n said:

I am also super stoked for this one. This is officially the first game I've ever pre-ordered (getting through Amazon, just wanted to get ahold of it ASAP)

Played it at PAX, and was instantly sold.

That's awesome. How long did you play it for?
#4 Posted by JCTango (1358 posts) -

Cautiously optimistic for this game; I hope it succeeds!

#5 Posted by amomjc (977 posts) -

I can see myself pouring hours upon hours into this, but excitement died a long time ago for me when it comes to video games. Hype makes me too excited and I end up making stupid preorder decisions lol.

#6 Posted by Twitchey (865 posts) -

Damn this video really got my hype up. I'm about to buy a Fender Stratocaster HSS Standard and this seems a great way for me to practice more. 
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#7 Posted by riffingt0n (157 posts) -

@Mikewrestler5: Only about 10-15 minutes. Long enough to try a guitarcade game and a song. I loved the tone emulation for the song I was playing and the seeming accuracy with which it was scoring me felt right, and the notation seemed pretty intuitive. A friend who was with me who's been playing a lot longer (like 20 years) played a different song and got credit for a long chord streak (unlocked an achievement :P) so again it felt like it was scoring well and was a fun experience.

Hoping to lose myself into hours and hours of game-aided practice with this one :)

#8 Posted by StaticFalconar (4849 posts) -

This is a game where i really have to wait for the reviews and quicklooks of. I'm really anticipating it but at the same time it could just completely be one of those, great idea but falls flat games.

#9 Posted by MikeGosot (3227 posts) -

Can i use a bass instead of a guitar? D:

#10 Posted by Mikewrestler5 (602 posts) -
@riffingt0n said:

@Mikewrestler5: Only about 10-15 minutes. Long enough to try a guitarcade game and a song. I loved the tone emulation for the song I was playing and the seeming accuracy with which it was scoring me felt right, and the notation seemed pretty intuitive. A friend who was with me who's been playing a lot longer (like 20 years) played a different song and got credit for a long chord streak (unlocked an achievement :P) so again it felt like it was scoring well and was a fun experience.

Hoping to lose myself into hours and hours of game-aided practice with this one :)

Damn. That sounds pretty amazing. I really can't wait to try this one out. Hopefully it turns out to be as good as everyone is saying.
#11 Posted by AlexAlterisio (88 posts) -

This is one that I've been watching since it was announced. Started off as a roll of the eyes but once I heard that you could use your own guitar with it I was interested. Add in all the positive impressions so far and my plan is to pick this one up.

I'm definitely interested to hear how the quality of the in game effects and "simulated amp" are. If it sounds good enough that alone makes it worth the $80 to me

#12 Posted by coakroach (2488 posts) -

Damn... remember when guitar hero was big?

Strange times.

#13 Posted by Mesklinite (804 posts) -

Picking up a guitar soon! I can't wait to try this!

#14 Posted by toymachinesh (28 posts) -

probably the best video you could watch of this game

#15 Posted by kagato (886 posts) -

I love Rockband but im really looking forward to this game, finally being able to use a real guitar to play will make it way more interesting. The RB3 guitars only came out here on very limited supply and no one has any left now.

#16 Posted by aerious (124 posts) -

I first played it when it was known as Guitar Rising at GDC 08 or 07? Sometime around then. It was really cool then, glad to see it's finally coming out, I can't wait.

#17 Posted by JCTango (1358 posts) -

@toymachinesh: thanks for that video - definitely looks cool. I wonder if they'll let users post up their own tracks and stuff - it would be awesome if this became a new way to trade tablature and learn how to play various songs.

#18 Posted by Red12b (9073 posts) -

fuck yeah

#19 Posted by Shirogane (3563 posts) -

@MikeGosot said:

Can i use a bass instead of a guitar? D:

Yes yes, this! If i can do this, SOLD!

#20 Posted by Shuborno (938 posts) -

I wouldn't call myself "excited" but I'll buy it for sure. I like the idea of using my own guitar to play a game.

I just wish I could also use my own amp! (..and RB3 allows you to use your own amp but not your own guitar - gah!)

#21 Posted by Village_Guy (2484 posts) -

Sorry can't get myself excited about music or rhythm games anymore...

But I like the idea behind Rocksmith and I will be watching it.

#22 Posted by Elazul (1327 posts) -

I personally couldn't care less about it, but I guess I'm not exactly the "target market". If it helps more people learn how to play the guitar, and actually does it well, it's okay in my book.

#23 Posted by Akrid (1356 posts) -

I'm pretty excited for it. My plan is to start from the bottom and learn how to use a pick properly. In my ~5-6 years of playing guitar, I've been strictly finger picking.

#24 Posted by Phototropic (67 posts) -

I'm counting down the days. It's hard not to have my hopes set too high, but the potential for this as a training or practice aid is huge. I played for several years but inevitably lost interest in finding quality tabs and learning them piece by piece. Throw in the ability to basically have a backing track and alter the speed of songs and it sounds perfect.

#25 Posted by Geralt (314 posts) -

It would be a surprise if Giantbomb do some coverage of this game. I'm hoping someone can talk Vinny into this :1

#26 Posted by PLWolf (919 posts) -

Completely Hyped for this!!

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