I have some history with Rocksmith 2014. There was a time when it was all I needed to land a pretty girl on the park bench. Although times have since changed, if only because park security has my picture posted on every lamppost and water fountain — a case I will continue to fight. You shouldn’t let my failings distract you from your goal, though. There’s just something about the sweet notes of a guitar that drive a middle-aged divorcee wild. Why else would she scream so loudly when she walked in to find me sitting on her sofa at 2AM with my 6-string companion? La pasión, as the Spanish would say.
Thankfully, the folks at Ubisoft aren’t content with having the greatest real-guitar game on the market. They also want the greatest, most diverse tracklist, and they’ve been doing a fine job with accomplishing that goal. Most recently by adding three popular System of a Down songs — “Toxicity,” “Aerials” and “B.Y.O.B.”
I don’t know why, but This Cocaine Makes Me Feel Like there should have been another couple of songs tossed in the mix. Nevertheless, each song will run you $2.99, or you can nab the package deal for $7.99. I know what you’re thinking — pricey, right? Well, there’s always a price to be paid for happiness, and let’s be fair; music is the key to the soul. However, iff you’d rather experiment with some less-aggressive music during those soul searching sessions, Rocksmith has you covered there as well.