Anyone who's ever played electric guitar knows you actually need a lot of equipment. There's the guitar, the amp, a messy cluster of wires, sheet music, effects boxes, and some other stuff weíre probably missing. By the time you collect all that crap, you've missed four dates, burned through three paychecks and you barely have the heart to figure out how to read that wild collection of grids and dots (tablature, they call it in the music biz) that shows you how to make beautiful music.
But Rocksmith gets rid of all that. No amp needed; just one wire running from electric guitar to console of your choice. The in-song interface places the fretboard portion of a guitar in front of a notes highway, and while it looks daunting, it's easy to figure out in practice.