Rocksmith is an interesting game. The use-a-real-guitar music title from Ubisoft has garnered some less-than-stellar review, with a combined meta-critic score of 77 percent. but some outlets really liked the game -- check out G4's 4 out 5 Rocksmith review. So why the mixed notices? According to Ubisoft, the game's publisher, some of the game's negative review scores are because Rocksmith is innovative, and some reviewers don't want innovation.
"As much as they claim they want innovation, they don't," says Ubisoft's Laurent Detoc. "What I see when I read the reviews is a lack of enthusiasm for something that is new. … We, as human beings, tend to like what we know. But more importantly, we call ourselves gamers. Are we gamers – or players?"