Talkabouts: Rock Band 3 Squier Stratocaster

Posted: March 9, 2011
Talkabouts: Rock Band 3 Squier Stratocaster
Will the Rock Band 3 Squier Stratocaster teach you how to play just like a rock star? Our Rock Expert, JP Shub, gives his reviews on the Rock Band 3 Squier Stratocaster.

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  • Tim_1138

    So it's a new IP that's just stealing Rock Band 3's pro mode and nothing else. With less songs.

    Great Idea Ubisoft!

    Posted: March 16, 2011 7:40 AM
  • Snake3169

    Great, can finally get some use outta my les paul! Nice having a real guitar and being able to use it on a game that is gonna teach you something

    Posted: March 15, 2011 5:06 PM
  • Dr_Mindbender

    As a person with an actual guitar, this is what I've been waiting for from music games. I dunno how cool playing "House of the Rising Sun" is for someone whose actually been playing for more than a few months, though.

    Posted: March 15, 2011 1:21 PM
  • Ryupyroa

    Price point seems a little high, but with what you're getting, it makes sense.
    Its like, Guitar Hero Evolved. But hopefully with better songs then the Guitar Hero games.

    Posted: March 15, 2011 12:22 PM
  • Wozman23

    In my eyes there are only two companies who make music games: Harmonix and 'Not Harmonix.' If its the latter, I don't want it.

    Posted: March 15, 2011 12:14 PM
  • Symicide

    Although it's nice to see a new music game if there's no drums, I don't care.

    Posted: March 15, 2011 11:07 AM
  • KnightswordX

    I don't believe those style of games are dead, I just think it was overwhelmed by a rogue company saturating the market. Now that the problem is gone, I think the genre can find new life and still be a part of the industry, especially since most people do not have to buy new peripherals that already have them. As for this new game, If they make it playable with any guitar, it could be worth it. However, I do agree with Toyboxx that if people really want to learn they could just hire an instructor. Still, it always feels less stressful when its just you and the game. So, I can see the potential but I don't plan on getting the game. I'll stick to Rockband.

    Posted: March 15, 2011 10:01 AM

    What the industry fails to realize is that the "Rock Band" or the "Guitar Hero" style music games are already dead. Yes, their fun to play, but it becomes a burden on the consumers' pocket books. Rocksmith is no exception. Its nice that the game will teach the user how to play the guitar for real, however, $200 for the game plus another $119 - $500 or more for a guitar just to learn how to play? If a person was dedicated enough to play the instrument wouldn't you think they'll hire an instructor instead of a game for guitar lessons?

    Its an interesting idea but its not practical anymore.

    Posted: March 15, 2011 9:39 AM
  • gamermoney

    I can use my guitar? no peripherals? WIN!

    Posted: March 15, 2011 9:32 AM
  • martymar82


    Posted: March 15, 2011 9:31 AM
  • MrNelson92

    Wait, I can use MY guitar for once?
    Sign me up!

    Posted: March 15, 2011 9:17 AM
  • macross2012

    no one cares about this stuff anymore.. Should have died over a year ago

    Posted: March 15, 2011 8:43 AM
  • 2ply

    I hope this sells well, I really do, would be a shame for such an inovation to go unnoticed, doing so would probably cause another long backlash of no risk marketing once again.

    But 300+ Dollars?!

    I forget exactly what the starting cost of RB3 is.. but that ontop of the guitar+midi box price (+ console if you want to incluce that too)? In total that just seems like an insanely large investment, and it's out of my entertainment price range even if I were interested.

    If learning guitar was your only concern, you could actually get a full blown real entry level one with amp and all for about $200-250, and have a real guitar.

    I don't really consider this controller a real guitar after watching this, mostly because of the groves that catch the strings if you want to bend or hammer on just take away a lot of that freedom in playing one.

    Posted: March 9, 2011 11:51 AM