While BandFuse is mostly aimed at beginners, it also features plenty to entice veterans. Authentic note tracking is in place for lead, rhythm, and bass guitars. Sounds can be tweaked using a number of different amp settings. There are six different amps and nine different pedals to play with before starting any song, allowing veterans to give their own unique sound to familiar hits. While I had no idea how adjusting distortion, tempo, reverb, tremolo, or any of the other settings would affect what I was playing, Realta hopes to have presets in place for the game's final version.
BandFuse features 55 songs, all of which will be available right out of the gate. The soundtrack is eclectic, ranging from pop hits like Fall Out Boy's "Sugar, We're Goin' Down" to rock classics like Judas Priest's "Breaking the Law" and Rick Springfield's "Jessie's Girl." Any friends that want to get into the action without plucking strings can always pick up a USB microphone and sing along to the game's karaoke mode. Up to four friends can get together locally to play lead, rhythm, bass, and vocals in one session.
BandFuse: Rock Legends appears to build on the foundation set down by Rocksmith and give guitar enthusiasts an intuitive new learning tool. While a number of guitar legends like Slash and Zakk Wylde appear during the game's Career mode to share stories about mastering their craft, the game's main draw is mainly about picking up an axe and learning on your own. Look for BandFuse to take players to school in the spring.
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