I just want to say that I don't know jack about the guitar so I am really am going into this blind as a bat. I always wanted to learn how to play and after seeing all the hype around, I figured why not. So I am going to break down my first day playing the game and what I learned so far.
I started off immediately on a song and went straight to System of a Down "Hypnotize". Now, They don't just throw you into the song, They give you bits and pieces at a time. They have you complete 3 objectives before you can advance any further. Mind you that you can repeat these objectives if you want but once you completed all 3, You immediately go into the next ones and from what I have seen you can not replay previous objectives. So after a bit of playing I realized that I sucked. I had no idea which frets were which, How to perform more than one note at a time, and things of that nature. So after a bit of fooling around with the song objectives, I went to the mini games.
The mini games are not really a skill teacher but they certainly are a great way to learn how to locate strings and frets, how to hit notes faster, and are a true rest of your reflexes. That alone makes them worth playing. Now as for the lessons - The game comes with a set of lessons on how to do certain things such as carry a note. The lesson has a completion percentage so you have to play multiple times, each time getting harder and harder, in order to continue on. The lessons, at least the ones I checked out, are sort of a breeze until you get to the higher percentage of the lesson. Still, It's a good way to practice other skills if you are bored of playing mini games.
So after my first day of playing, clocking in at nearly 2 hours, I actually quite enjoyed it. My fingers are a bit numb due to all the time I spent pressing on the strings but I am sure that will change quickly. I definitely can't wait to pick it up and play again tomorrow. And with that, I will end this blog and I will post a new one at Day 10 and update you guys on my progress.