I love this game. I was disappointed because I was not able to set up my amp to get a tone like the one I'd like, looking at a few notes on a tab, then trying to memorize and play them....look again at the tabs... Rocksmith is the thing that gave me the energy for a new start, I learned the main chords in a week, where as I was always lost before. I think it is a great game for beginner because : - the tone is the right one for the song - you don't have to look constantly at the tabs etc... - even if you play only a few notes at first it really sounds like the original song. And that is great, with a tab, you try to play all the notes, it is slow and messy at the beginning, nothing near the original song. - step by step, you learn the notes. One downside however to me : - it does not tell you which chord you should play over when they are isolated notes, like in solos etc... but on the whole, fantastic. I learned more in a week with this game than in 6 months with paper tabs.