-Estimated trophy difficulty: 9 (Platinum Difficulty Rating)
-Offline: 38 9 2 1
-Approximate amount of time to : 50+
-Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1+
-Number of missable trophies: None
-Glitched trophies: None
-Does difficulty affect trophies? No
-Do cheat codes disable trophies? No Cheats
-Special Hardware Required: One real Guitar, two Tone Cables (one comes with the game) and a Microphone
Rocksmith is the next evolution in guitar games. The game requires an electric guitar or an acoustic guitar with a pickup. The guitar is plugged in using a Real Tone USB Cable. This cable is included with the game but a second one, along with a second guitar, will be needed for one local multiplayer trophy. The only other hardware you'll need is a mic. You will have to sing any song just once. You can use the PS Eye camera you use with Move or any USB mic, for example, a Rock Band/Guitar hero mic.
Your road to platinum will depend heavily on your history with guitar. If you're an experienced player, this will be a breeze. If you're less experienced, or new, this will become a very challenging platinum. The Guitarcade games (Mini-Games) will be what will challenge you the most.
There is one trophy that will require you to be connected to the PSN, Happy Shopper. This will require you to just go to the store where you can purchase DLC. Purchasing a song is not required. The rest of the trophies are all offline.
Step 1 - Technique Challenges
Each step can be done in any order and at any time so feel free to start your single player journey, or head straight to the technique challenges. The challenges rate you from bronze to gold and that is based on the number of points scored. As you master phrases, more notes are added, so you may need to play each challenge a few times to reach the required score as there are not enough notes in your first attempt. The trophies unlock during this step are:
The Rocksmith Method
Tutorials My Axe
Step 2 - Guitarcade
There are 9 different Guitarcade games. You earn one trophy each time you play one of them, and another for reaching a certain score. Each game uses a different technique you learn in the technique challenges. These are exceptionally difficult for beginner and intermediate players. But with a lot of practice you will become much better at it. The reward of a trophy will be nothing compared to the skill level increase in your actual playing.
While I do recommend playing these and becoming proficient, there is a way to cheat these. If you pause the game, you are given a 3 second countdown before the game begins again when you un-pause so, while it may take awhile, you can pause it as often as you want so you can make sure you're playing the right note. The most recent patch has made it so if you pause more than a few times, you will be disqualified from the leaderboards, however, it doesn't stop it from unlocking trophies. It doesn't work as well with Scale Runner due the speed you'll need to achieve.
See the following trophies for tips on each individual Guitarcade game:
Slide to Victory
Step 3 - Playthrough the Journey
This is the meat of the game and the reason why you purchased this game. The journey consists of you playing events which contain between 4-8 songs and many different venues. During this step, your primary goal will to be to unlock all 48 guitars, 50 effects and reaching rank 11. Also, you will need to master 4 different song parts to play a master event. There are many other trophies you can earn for reaching specific note streaks, or reaching certain scores that should unlock naturally during your Journey, but if you miss them, you can get them last in the clean up step. Focus on the following trophies:
Better Than An Encore?
Art + Functionality
Step 4 - Clean Up
There are just a couple miscellaneous trophies that you should have left. You'll need to sing one song and you'll need to complete a multiplayer event. The multiplayer event is local multiplayer only so you will need a second cable. That's the bad news. The good news is that it can be done by yourself and the USB Tone Cable is the same for Xbox in case your buddy only has the Xbox version of the game. For more information, see:
[PS3T Would Like to Thank Wozamil for this Roadmap]
Bass Expansion DLC
- Estimated trophy difficulty: 6/10, really depends on skills.
- Offline trophies: 10 (7 , 3 )
- Online trophies: 0
- Approximate amount of time to 100%: 15-20 hours
- Minimum number of playthroughs: 1+
- Number of missable trophies: None
- Glitched trophies: None
- Do cheat codes disable trophies? No cheats available
- Special peripherals or multiple controllers needed? Yes, one electric guitar and one Rocksmith real tone cable.
Rocksmith: Bass Expansion is the first and only expansion pack for Rocksmith. The DLC is very similar to the main game, it's basically all the songs from the main game with a new arrangement, a bass arrangement. The difficulty of the trophies highly depends on your skills, it's very easy compared to the main game, but if you are new to guitar/bass, it might take some time.
Step 1: Technique Challenges
I suggest you start off with the technique challenges, they will teach you the basics of bass, and remember that only gold is good enough. There's nothing too hard with this step, but it will take an hour or so due to Rocksmith's insane loading times and auto-saving. At the end of this step you will have the following trophies unlocked:
Ace of Bass
Step 2: Journey
Start the same journey as you probably have played through in the main game. Just play what the game suggests for you and in 5-6 songs you will have unlocked the following:
The Bottom Line
And maybe with some luck:
Now you just want to keep playing through the journey, if you haven't already, the two above trophies should come pretty quick. By just playing and enjoying the game you will eventually get:
All your bass
And finally after either a long journey or a repetitive, grinding one, you will unlock your final trophy:
[PS3T Would Like to Thank Bezenko For This DLC Roadmap]