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GAME STATUS: Desmond has died saving the world, and Juno has risen.
ACHIEVEMENTS EARNED: 23 out of 50 (450 Gamerscore)

For my original review of Assassin’s Creed 3 click HERE.

While making my travels through Colonial America I decided to make a quick stop at the local tavern. As I walked inside I realized that I wasn’t alone. No, I’m not talking about the patrons drinking and sharing stories. I’m talking about my horse. Yes, Mr. Ed glitched his way inside the tavern flickering all about, and was blocking my way to the bar so that I can get an ale or two. So I left the tavern in disgust hoping that my horse would leave as well, but low and behold he stuck around flickering everywhere with no intentions of leaving. This eventually led to a the game freezing up on me. This absolutely drove me insane, but this was only a small fraction of the glitches and bugs that Assassin’s Creed 3 brings to the table that also included invisible walls, floating animals, and dead NPCs on the ceiling. Didn’t Ubisoft patch this recently?

I just don’t understand how a title that is this highly anticipated can end up being released to the public in such a mess. I did mention in my review that I felt that there was a “glitch in the Animus.” However, I didn’t think it was going to be this buggy. Now none of these glitches and bugs considered a game breaker, but there were moments where I just wanted to scream out in anger, throw my controller across the room, and stop playing the game. Well, I didn’t. Instead all I did was have a good laugh, skip all the side missions, and quickly trudge my way through the main campaign all the way to the end.

Speaking of the end, let me chime in on the game’s ending. This was one of the shittiest endings to a game that I’ve ever seen in my life. Now let me just state for the record that Desmond is one of the most boring characters in the history of video games, but to this point I’ve been invested in him for five games. The Assassin’s Creed series may focus in on the assassins themselves, but the main story has always been about Desmond. Like I stated in my review “This is Desmond’s story.” However, what really pissed me off what’s how they end his story. Desmond goes from being a bartender, to an assassin, to dead. What the fuck! Desmond saves the world, but dies like a useless bitch. The ending even chimes in on having to make a choice, but the choice is already made for me with Desmond dying. What Ubisoft Montreal should have done was allow me to make my own damn choice instead.

Now I know that part of this final cut has turned into quite a rant, but there was a couple of features I really enjoyed about Assassin’s Creed 3. One would be the backdrop of the American Revolution. Chatting it up with historic American figures including George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Samuel Adams, and Paul Revere was amazing. It almost made me feel like I was a part of history. The other feature is the naval missions which helped break up the monotony of just running around and killing. Captaining the Aquilla was amazing as I would deploy the sails for navigation and speed and man the cannons in battle. In a way I felt like I was channeling my inner pirate as I would give orders to destroy British ships. I was addicted to naval missions. Sometimes I would take a break between trudging my way through the campaign just to head to the Harbormaster so I can get back on my boat. maybe Ubisoft can make a game just using this concept, because it would kick ass.

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE LEFT FOR ME TO SEE IN THE ANIMUS?

With the Animus glitching the way it is, and Desmond already meeting his rather unfortunate fate, I would say that returning to this Animus is not feasible. Now when Assassin’s Creed 4 arrives my opinion will quickly change, although with Desmond dead I wonder who will be next in line to step up. Maybe it will be Desmond’s bastard father. Perhaps there is another assassin out there. My other question is where will the Animus take me. The French Revolution? The Civil War? I guess I’ll just have to wait and see. Overall, Assassin’s Creed 3 was a pretty decent game, but not worth all the countless hype it received. Remember the trailers where Connor carved his way through waves of British soldiers just to get to his target? Well that wasn’t in the game. I really wanted that. Instead what I got was a game that was a big step below my favorite game in this series, Assassin’s Creed 2. Time for Ubisoft to head back to the drawing board and start planning out the next adventure. This time make sure you have a better ending.

Developer: Ubisoft
Platform: Xbox 360
Players: 1-8 (online multiplayer)
Price: $59.99

I’m sure this wasn’t the vacation Jason Brody saw on the brochure. After jumping out of a plane, the quasi Jersey Shore opening sequence, and some crazy partying at the nightclub, I found myself tied up and at the mercy of the psychotic Vaas who pretty much told me that we were now his bitches. Well that’s not going to sit well with me. Only one thing left to do…escape. Well I almost got there only to watch my older brother die by the barrel of Vaas’ gun. Then it was “Run Forrest Run” all the way to a new path…The “Path of the Warrior.” After some training it was payback time. Time to rescue my friends, and put a bullet in the head of the man who said I was going to be his bitch. “Eye for an eye mother fucker!” Welcome to Rook Island and the masterpiece that is Far Cry 3.

Now I’ve never played the previous games in this series. For my first dip into this franchise I must say that I’m very impressed. Far Cry 3 is a fans that’s got some depth making it more than just your average first person shooter. Most of all Far Cry 3 is a lot of fun in psychotic paradise.

PROS:

Skyrim With Guns
Well that’s what some people are calling Far Cry 3. At first I thought that was a major exaggeration, but after an few hours of playing I was starting to agree with them. I found quite a few similarities with the Bethesda juggernaut except for the fact that there are no dragons or shouts to learn. Everything else is pretty much intact in terms of earning experience points, looting, learning valuable skills, crafting, raiding camps, and so much more. Far Cry 3 doesn’t have the hundreds of hours of role playing depth that games like Skyrim possesses, but for what the game does offer will still provide plenty of hours of memorable entertainment.

There’s So Much To Do And Explore
Like any open world sandbox game Far Cry 3 offers so much more than just the main storyline. Exploration is key and Rook Island is your playground. There’s so much to see and do which can be a bit overwhelming at first, but most sandbox games are pretty much like this so it wasn’t something that I’m not already used to. My initial thoughts were that when I think of islands I think rather small, but once I started climbing radio towers the island began unveiling itself ala Assassins’s Creed and that was pretty cool. Getting around the island is also quite striking with vehicles, or maybe even taking a hang glider for a more arial tour. I found myself wanting to hunt, craft, and explore even more than completing the main story which is a big plus. Plus there’s also all the side missions, outpost clearing, and so much more.

Hunting Animals
One of the more interesting things to do while on Rook Island is hunting the various wildlife that populate the landscape. Now Far Cry 3 is nothing like the Cabela’s hunting games, but Ubisoft Montreal sure made it fun. Hunting down animals is more than just killing and skinning them. Their hides are also used to craft useful items including ammo pouches, healing items, and so much more making things a bit easier on myself. Now when it comes to hunting animals let me just tell you that nothing felt more satisfying then killing a shark. Oh and there’s the part where I was punching him too which was really awesome.

Survival Instincts
Saving my friends meant doing everything I could just to stay alive. I am a warrior, and death is not an option. Through my adventures on the island I cut various plant life and used it to create healing items beyond just bandaging myself up when I got a little too shot up or mauled by animals. The game does feature regenerating health (bummer), but it has to be activated and if works through segments. Overall, I liked the fact that it made me think twice about running and gunning into an enemy outpost and employ some sort of strategy instead like tagging enemies so that I can utilize a more stealthy offensive. Sometimes being more like Sam Fisher is better than Rambo.

Multiplayer
The developers at Ubisoft Montreal could’ve just mailed in some average multiplayer to tack on to the game, but they didn’t. Instead what they did was put together a multiplayer experience on par with dare I say Call of Duty to appease to the fans. Killstreaks are found here in the competitive gameplay as well as a unique reward for the highest scoring player of the winning team. Not only is there a competitive arena, but a co-op campaign is also available complete with it’s own separate story adding another layer of depth to a pretty solid game. Overall, Far Cry 3 has a strong multiplayer option with a large community of players putting itself with the elite multiplayer of Halo, Call of Duty, Battlefield, and Gears of War games.

CONS:

Far Cry 3 is a pretty solid game, and throughout my adventure I can’t really find anything negative to say about it. I’m not calling the game perfect, but it sure is close to being one of the better offerings I’ve played on the Xbox 360 to date.

IN CONCLUSION

Far Cry 3 is an open sandbox game that’s full of action, adventure, and thrills. It’s also an all out attack on my senses especially when I’m dealing with Vaas, or maybe when I was on some serious mind-altering drugs (yes, you can take drugs in the game, and the effects are more than just staggering around and a blurry screen). The game has exploration, hunting, punching sharks, awesome weaponry (check out the bow and the awesome flamethrower), and hours upon hours of entertainment both in single player and multiplayer. Far Cry 3 is of the best games of 2012 and a must buy. I think I might also have to buy the previous games as well.

Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Platform: Xbox 360
Players: 1-14 (online multiplayer)
Price: $59.99

With the fate of the world hanging in the balance, it’s up to Desmond Miles to save it. The big question now is can he? For five games I’ve been involved in Desmond’s life and now I’ve come to the epic conclusion of his story. Along the way I got to step in the shoes of his assassin ancestors Altair and Ezio Auditore. Now it’s a Native American named Connor, and the historic backdrop takes place during the American Revolution. America is fighting for it’s independence from the British, and Connor is on a quest out to wipe out all the Templars that stand in his way. History and the “End of the World.” If that’s not exciting enough then you might want to check your pulse.

PROS:

This Is Desmond’s Story
While I got to play as Connor while tapped in to the Animus, the game was more about the adventures of Desmond Miles. While I felt like Assassin’s Creed 2 was more about Ezio, the Assassin’s Creed games as a whole were always about Desmond no matter what happened in the Animus. Sure scaling tall buildings, making leaps of faith into haystacks, and stealth killing enemies was awesome, but it was the struggles facing Desmond in the modern world where the game took center stage. The actual assassins just made it popular. Besides I don’t think that Ubisoft would have sold as many copies of the game with Desmond on the cover right?

It’s A Revolution
Once in the Animus Assassin’s Creed 3 transported me to Colonial America during the time of the American Revolution. Cities including Boston and New York were filled with people along with a few nasty “Redcoats” making their presence with their pompous attitude. During my journeys I even met a few famous Americans including Ben Franklin, Paul Revere, and the man who eventually became the first president, George Washington. While playing the game I really felt like I was there living and breathing the events that would shape the birth of our great nation. I was so transversed into the story and felt like I was living history. It was amazing!

Naval Battles Are Awesome
Man the cannons! This Assassin’s Creed game is not just about stealth and killing Templars. Assassin’s Creed 3 now features actual naval battles where I captained an actual ship and took on other naval vessels in epic battles. I had my doubts in the beginning about the naval missions, but became addicted to it the more i played. Piloting the high seas on the Atlantic coastline is a lot of fun. Physics seem to play a big role as well with winds, waves, storms, and much more just to play out on the realism. I was also able to upgrade my ship making the battles just a little bit easier.

Multiplayer
I consider Assassin’s Creed to be more of a single player experience. Multiplayer was more of an afterthought and not needed. Well it looks like Assassin’s Creed 3 received a major overhaul in this department. No longer is it lame and boring. Here I found multiple game modes where I was able to put my skills to the test as I assassinate targets while avoiding the same. I enjoyed multiplayer the most in Wolf Pack mode where I worked as part of a team to eliminate enemies in increasing waves of difficultly. Assassin’s Creed 3’s multiplayer definitely gives me a big break between all the shooters that I have allowing me to engage in something different as well as have fun in the process.

CONS:

There’s A Glitch In The Animus
Here’s an example of what happened to me. So here I am roaming through Boston and I noticed one of the pages of Ben Franklin’s Almanac flying through the streets of the city. I was on my way to capture it when all of a sudden something was blocking my path. It was my horse that was glitching as I moved. I had a good laugh or two for awhile, but it then became a real pain in the ass for me as my glitched horse just followed me flickering around everywhere I went until I ran into a building. As I went through various message boards I began to notice that other players were also experiencing some random bugs. Assassin’s Creed 3 is filled with these random moments, but none of them are major game breakers. Hey Ubisoft, hopefully an update is in the near future.

IN CONCLUSION

As much as I have enjoyed playing Assassin’s Creed 3 so far I’ve come to the conclusion that this game is good, but still not as great as what Assassin’s Creed 2 was. There are plenty of improvements including a more fleshed out story, the naval missions, and fantastic multiplayer, but it still has a long way to go to match the greatness of what Ezio’s story was. The bugs eventually will be exterminated. and the King Washington DLC is something I’m really looking forward to. Ubisoft clearly has another big winner on their hands and I can’t wait to see what the next Assassin’s Creed game brings.

Developer: Ubisoft
Platform: Xbox 360
Players: 1-8 (online multiplayer)
Price: $59.99

GAME STATUS: Raven’s Rock leadership eliminated. Mission accomplished.
ACHIEVEMENTS EARNED: 18 out of 52 (355 Gamerscore)

For my original review of Ghost Recon Future Soldier click HERE.

The ending of Ghost Recon Future Soldier reminds me of the Arnold Schwarzenegger movie Eraser. The Ace is on the train tracks. The Ghosts are ordered at the last second not to kill him (this after killing the other six high ranking members) which draws some fire from the team. The Ace talks some shit to try and get me to shoot, but i hold back. Orders are orders. In the end the Ace gets his as he’s smashed by an oncoming train. At least “I” didn’t kill him.

When I completed the main campaign the first thought that popped in my head was “that was awesome!” Ghost Recon Future Soldier lived up to it’s lively expectations. Whether it was going silent or going balls to the wall in a hail of bullets with tons of explosions, the game never went to the monotone notion of run and gun. Strategy was important and I used it to the max. Coordination firing was badass, and removing all the squad orders for more quick response actions like choosing who your team kills first made battles more intense. Active camo was also a huge hit for me.

Other than all the action and Michael Bay orgasmic moments I also got a kick out of the Gunsmith option. Whether I was using my controller or the Kinect I was having fun customizing my weapons with various parts and colors. It took me awhile to get the handling down of choosing my loadouts, but I soon became hooked and customizing took preference over battling either with the campaign or online.

The online multiplayer however had both it’s highs and lows. My highs center around the Guerrilla mode where my teammates and I kicked ass for awhile while getting some wicked head shots. Playing co-op in the campaign was not bad either even though I had a lone wolf or two without their headsets. The lows came around after a few weeks of play. Competitive team matches like Decoy turned crappy when at least half of my team started camping as snipers instead of working on targets. I kept telling them that we need to compete the objectives, but all they said was “I’m a sniper, I’m a sniper!” That led me to the response of “Then go back to Call of Duty noob!” By the way those players sucked! Sadly a large majority of the games I played online were like this which killed my buzz.

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! WHAT’S MY ORDERS?

While Ghost Recon Future Soldier was a great game I couldn’t see myself playing the campaign multiple times. The story and cutscenes were rather bland and had me saying “meh.” The multiplayer became disappointing after a few weeks of play due to some players stupidity. My message to them: Stop being snipers! Learn how to play the game. Honestly, with so many shooters out there for me to play now and in the near future I’m not going to have the time to continue playing so I’m giving Ghost Recon Future Soldier an honorable discharge to the trade in shelf. Thanks for the fun Ubisoft. Now where’s the new Rainbow Six?

Publisher: Ubisoft
Platform: Xbox 360
Players: 1-12 (online)
Price: $59.99

What a week! I’m not even at the show this year and I’m exhausted. Press conferences, endless gameplay videos to watch, the NBA Playoffs, and spending time with my nephew at home has worn me out. I’ve basically seen everything I needed to see from this years big event. Now with the 2012 edition of E3 winding down it’s time for me to pick my winners and losers of what is considered as the video games “Super Bowl.”

Keep in mind that my main consideration centers around the Xbox 360 as well as iOS gaming on my iPad and iPhone, but I will say that the Wii U is pretty awesome. Anyway…moving on.

WINNERS

UBISOFT: This should come as no surprise. If any one company stole this show it would be this one. Ubisoft brought in the big guns with games that include Assassin’s Creed 3 and Splinter Cell: Blacklist. Both of these games look amazing and are on my buy list. However, what really blew my mind was a brand new game that was not a sequel called Watch Dogs. The upcoming sandbox game centers around how the world is watching you, but also allows you to take advantage of today’s hi-tech electronics and use it to your advantage in key situations. Check out the demo below to see this game in action.

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HALO 4: 343 Industries sure had some big shoes to fill with original developer Bungie moving on to another project. I had my doubts about the return of the iconic Master Chief considering the fact that I thought I “Finished the Fight” back in 2007 with Halo 3. The game’s Legendary difficulty ending said otherwise. The storyline for Halo 4 was kept top secret for the last year so Since the debut of the teaser trailer at last year’s E3. This year the gang at 343 Industries needed to show something of the camapaign to get me excited. They did and they succeeded. Both new and old enemies, Forerunner weaponry, and Spartan Ops for some co-op action. Count me in.

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TOMB RAIDER: Is it me, or does this game look a little familiar to another popular Playstation franchise. Uncharted maybe? Crystal Dynamics may be hearing the about the similarities, but this origins story of the legendary Lara Croft is outstanding. I’ve never been big on the Tomb Raider series as a whole, but this game has me wanting it right now. It’s mature oriented and has a sense of danger all around it as Lara fights for survival at every turn. It’s an awesome action/adventure game.

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Now it’s time to move to the ugly side of the show where I talk about what didn’t impress me one bit.

LOSER

CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS 2: This series is now officially “dead” to me. Last year, I didn’t buy Modern Warfare 3 due to no real interest in the campaign and the fact that the multiplayer absolutely sucks. I did enjoy the campaign in the first Black Ops game back in 2010, and of course there was the awesome zombie mode that carried over from World at War. I wanted to really give this game a chance, but after watching the uninteresting demo from the Microsoft Press Conference that mostly featured camping and sniping I felt that it was time to move on. This year’s zombie mode may be good, but I’ll wait until it’s on my iPad.

Hardcore gaming fans, Microsoft has NOT forgotten about you. After watching the 2012 E3 keynote press conference on Xbox Live it looks like they listened to their customer base and delivered the goods. Games, games, and more games. Of course there was also plenty of Kinect, apps, and the introduction of Smart Glass which looks like a great innovation. More on that in a bit.

So what did I enjoy out of the press conference? Well here is my positives and unfortunate negatives of the big show today.

Halo 4: Kicking off the show was Microsoft’s premiere franchise. Good move, because I didn’t want to see Call of Duty…again. From live action to the gameplay itself Halo 4 looks like it will deliver on it’s promises especially considering the fact that this game is developed by 343 Industries and not Bungie. Master Chief is back! And so is the Battle Rifle. from the campaign footage I saw I can tell you that this game looks awesome. A new enemy joins the fight which had one moment where the chief threw a plasma grenade only to have it thrown back at him. 343 did announce before the show about multiplayer with both competitive and co-op gameplay with Spartan Ops. As of right now this game is living up to it’s tremendous hype.

Splinter Cell: Blacklist: Holy shit Ubisoft I didn’t see this one coming! Sam Fisher is back in a whole new adventure taking place on the Iran/Iraq border where his mission is to prevent the next blacklist attack. In other words it’s more kick ass stealth, interrogation, and execution tactics that I love. Busting through doors and taking out enemies you tracked beforehand in slow motion looked amazing. Kinect voice recognition also played a factor in this game as Sam can get the enemies attention as well as call in an air strike. This is something I’m going to like. Too bad I have to wait until Spring 2013.

Tomb Raider: While I’ve never been really into the Tomb Raider series, the latest gameplay demo for the rebooted origin story for Lara Croft really blew my mind. A mature style Tomb Raider with amazing visuals and combat along with a more realistic feeling. I really liked the outstanding visuals (especially the water effects), the combat, and the destructible environment as it objects would splinter and break from gun attacks. I really enjoyed the cinematic action from the waterfall and parachuting scene where Lara literally fought for her life while going through tremendous pain and suffering. A great demo from Crystal Dynamics and more than likely a buy for me.

Gears of War: Judgement: OK, so this was only a trailer, but the prequel that takes place just after Emergence Day and stars Baird and Cole Train is looking pretty good so far. Too bad I have to wait probably another year to play it. Hopefully this game debuts on the new Xbox with the new Unreal 4 Engine.

Resident Evil 6: Could it be? Another game that feels like a Hollywood blockbuster movie. Leon tore through zombies better than any USS soldier in Operation Raccoon City. No bullet sponge enemies and clunky movements made for some great action. Objects crash and explode along with the zombies that stand in your way from completing each objective. The demo was spoiler free leaving plenty to the imagination.

Xbox Smart Glass: The mere thought of having my Xbox connected with my iPad and iPhone has me excited. From television, to movies, and even my games I can coordinate everything into one smart source. I can be playing a game of Halo 4 and my iPad displays key information of locations and about what I’m doing. My iPhone can be used as a remote control to integrate to the new web browser. Even my Kinect integrates much simpler with Windows 8 for easy web browsing and voice recognition. Full integration begins this Fall.

Other things that interested me included the expansion of ESPN with all channels along with NBA Gametime and League Pass so that I can watch the Miami Heat anywhere when I’m working on the road. South Park: The Stick of Truth has me very interested considering the fact that I’m a big fan of the show. I also liked The Wreckateer which could make for a fun Angry Birds clone with Kinect this summer. Finally, I’m going to keep my eyes on Ascend: New Gods from Signal Studios, LocoCycle from Twisted Pixel, and Forza Horizon which sort of reminds me of a mix of Need for Speed and Test Drive Unlimited.

So here is my list of negatives.

Madden NFL 13: NFL Hall of Famer Joe Montana was a great highlight, but the laggy voice recognition controls for calling plays at the line made things look terrible. EA Sports and Tiburon have a lot of work to do to make this feature work seamlessly. August 28 is not that far away so get busy.

Nike + Kinect Training: I’m not going to fault Nike for announcing this innovative product featuring your own personal trainer, development program, and challenging friends on Xbox Live, but I just don’t see a lot of people buying this Kinect based program. Just look back to last year with UFC Personal Trainer. Not everyone has a Kinect and more people would rather just play games or watch movies and sports. Besides most of us all have gym memberships already.

Xbox Music: With so many apps on Xbox Live including last.fm and Pandora already available Xbox Music and it’s 30 million songs to choose from will have a hard time fitting itself in. Also will this be a free service or pay per song like iTunes.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2: Since this series has fallen out of favor with me due to it’s crappy multiplayer filled with cheaters, glitches, and boosters, it would take a lot to bring me back. Activision and Treyarch are taking a big leap here with a future war, but there wasn’t enough here today to sway me back. Zombies will return, but I need more of a reason besides that to make me commit the money. Hopefully I’ll get that answer in the coming months, or else it’s another year of avoidance.

Overall, I enjoyed Microsoft’s presentation for the Xbox 360 for the rest of the year and beyond. No terrible actors, no casual kiddy games taking control of the show, no fist bumping. Microsoft went back to what made them successful since the beginning and left the majority of fans, including myself, happy. Time to get my wallet ready for another busy season.

Pros:
Your Playing on a REAL Guitar! I don’t need to emphasize on this any further do I?
The Mini-games are both fun and educational

Cons:
Expert guitar players may not like the slow ramp up to their level.

Ok all you Guitar Hero and Rock Band veterans. I’m talking to those of you who’ve mastered the music/rhythm genre, conquered the endless setlist, and made it to rock stardom all with your plastic toy instruments. I want to know how many times have you heard the following phrase. “Why don’t you play a real guitar?”

No Cartman, it’s not gay. It’s not for old people. Playing a real guitar is cool. Playing a real guitar will even get you laid! (seriously this really works)

While the concept of playing a real guitar will be tough for some of you out there, myself included, there is a solution. One would be to get lessons which could cost you a lot money. You could also ask a friend who does play to teach. The only problem with that is you have to hope that he makes the time between his/her rock/sex schedule to teach you. If the first two ideas aren’t working then there is a solution. I decided to pick up Rocksmith. I immediately spent the $200 on the game, guitar and cords, and so far I’ve been very impressed. This ended up being a great investment for a beginner like myself.

Rocksmith, from Ubisoft, is more than just a music/rhythm game. It’s a program that teaches you how to play a real guitar. No more plastic toys and button memorization. It’s time to get real. Guys, let me tell you that chicks are not impressed by you playing “Through The Fire And Flames” on expert difficulty. They love it more when you play any song on the real thing. Are you getting the point, or do I need to drill the message in your head a little further?

Just like Rock Band and Guitar Hero, Rocksmith will have you matching the colored notes and chords. Each color matches the six strings of the guitar while the numbers represent the fret bar. At first I had some trouble adjusting since I was a noob at the guitar, but the best part about Rocksmith is that the game moves at your pace so that there is no frustration. I started out with “Satisfaction” from The Rolling Stones. At first I was struggling, but after a few sessions I started to get the hang of the song. Even when I turned off the game I began to play it without the help of the game to aid me. What a learning tool Rocksmith is.

Learning at your own pace is what makes Rocksmith unique. You don’t need to worry about high scores, star power and all those other things that the Rock Bands and Guitar Heroes had. You even don’t need to worry about ever failing out of a song. The video crowd is not going to boo you and tell that you suck, although they will jump around and cheer for you when your really rocking. Rocksmith is about learning and having fun in the process.

Along with a full setlist of amazing tracks spanning the last 50 years. Bans include The Rolling Stones, Lynard Skynard, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nirvana, Lenny Kravitz and so much more. Rocksmith also has a varity of mini-games to unlock. These mini-games are more than just “games.” They also let you get comfortable with the guitar so that you never feel alienated to the concept. Let’s also not forget that there’s plenty of DLC featuring more tracks to play ranging from classic rock to heavy metal.

Rocksmith is more than just a game. It’s an educational tool for anyone looking to learn how to play a real guitar. The game also comes with a cord to plug your guitar into an amp and jam, or you can use the other USB cord and jan through your Xbox 360 or Playstation 3. Take my advice people, it’s time to grow up people so do the world a favor and trash the plastic toys and play the real thing instead.