I Never Finished…Rocksmith 2014…Because

Rocksmith 2014

At this point I was tired of playing with plastic guitars and dreaming of playing my favorite songs on a real guitar so I decided to run out and buy this game when it was on sale. I had an electric guitar that was bought for me as a present when I was a teenager just sitting and collecting dust so I figured it was time to wipe off all that dust and put it to good use. This game promised to teach you how to play guitar in 90 days, but if it’s on this list that means that I never finished it. The real question is, even though I didn’t finish it did I learn to play guitar?

This game is basically a more real version of Guitar Hero and Rock Band. You have to us an actual guitar that plugs into your PS3 and from there you’ll be given instructions on how to tune your guitar before going in and starting. You’ll learn to play the guitar by playing the chosen songs that are given to you, or you could buy songs to learn to play, and each time your skill increases, so does the difficulty of the song. There are also mini games that prove as exercises in order to teach you how to play the guitar better.

I really put a lot of time and effort into this game. So much that my electric guitar string popped and I had to switch to using my acoustic guitar. Just a tip to anyone who plays this game, this game was not meant to be played using an acoustic guitar. It doesn’t pick up the notes that are played right and it just turns into a big mess. So basically there you have it. I could have went out and bought new strings for my electric guitar, but decided not to and was disappointed when my acoustic guitar didn’t work so I stopped playing all together. But did I learn to play guitar? I learned to play Love That’s Gone by La Sera really well until I stopped playing. If you asked me to play the song today I would just laugh. So no, I didn’t even learn to play guitar.

There are a total of 48 trophies for this game and I was able to get 3 out of those 48. This is really sad and pathetic, but I will say that the trophies are hard and even though some of them are common a lot of them are ultra-rare. This game really wants you to learn the guitar and when you do and you’re playing at a pro level you’ll get trophies. I think that if my electric guitar string didn’t pop I would have gotten some more trophies for this game, but that’s just the way things are.

Rocksmith 2014

Probability of this game getting played again…3 out of 5.

Since way back in 2013, I’ve been saying that I’m going to buy new strings for my guitar, but that hasn’t happened since. Because the year is still new I’m going to say that I’m going to go out and buy those strings this year, re-string my guitar, and finally learn to play. Why not? I still would really love to play the guitar especially since I was classically trained to play the piano. A fun little fact about me.

Now it’s your turn. Did you love this game? Hate it? Miss Rock Band or Guitar Hero? Actually learn to play the guitar because of this game? Let me know down below in the comments section. As for next week, another free PS+ game. This one was doomed for hitting this list from the moment I played it because I wasn’t going to buy all of the DLC that came with it and even if I did I was never going to finish it for some other reasons. Next week I’ll let you know why I never finished Pinball Arcade.


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