Greetings Rocksmith fans!
One of the greatest music game traditions is the early February power ballad pack, and now our friends at Ubisoft have delivered one to us! It’s time to bust out the acoustic, the hairspray, and your sensitive side, because the power ballads are here!
Opening with Boston‘s 1986 classic Amanda, which is making its rhythm game debut, we already know exactly what kind of sweet, sweet lovin’ we’re going to get with these hits! It may be a bit simpler than the other Boston songs we’ve gotten, but it still gives us a tasty solo and a sweet riff!
Next up, Cinderella brings us their 1988 ballad Don’t Know What You Got (Till it’s Gone)! Another song that’s not too much on the complex side, but still features a great solo. Also, the vocals in this song are probably the closest we’ll get to AC/DC for a while.
Extreme‘s 1990 hit More Than Words comes to us next. If you thought the bassist was going to have to sit this one out, you’d be wrong! That’s right, there actually IS a playable bass part in the song! The big thing, however, is the deceptively simple guitar part. If you thought this was just going to be a nice and easy acoustic song, then you’ve clearly forgot that Extreme are the home of a little guy named Nuno Bettencourt, and if there’s one thing that man can do, it’s make a crazy solo!
Tesla‘s up next and they’re bringing 1989’s Love Song to the table. You’ll be happy to know that this isn’t the radio version that Guitar Hero got, but is the proper, full version! Hooray for acoustic intros!
Finally, we have the crowning achievement of not just this pack, but of all power ballads. We’ve got a soft, sensitive acoustic section with lyrics about heartbreak, we’ve got an electric-but-not-too-electric chorus, and NUMEROUS sweet solos! That’s right, it’s none other than Poison’s legendary 1988 tune Every Rose Has Its Thorn!
If you don’t like downtuning, there’s still plenty of selection here for you, so that’s very good news for those people!
- Boston “Amanda” – Bonus Lead | Drop D [Bass] – [XBL] / Steam
- Cinderella “Don’t Know What You Got (Till it’s Gone)” – [XBL] / Steam
- Extreme “More Than Words” – Eb Standard – [XBL] / Steam
- Poison “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” – Eb Standard – [XBL] / Steam
- Tesla “Love Song” – [XBL] / Steam
Will you be serenading that special someone with these five tracks? Or do you cringe at the thought of owning any of these? Let us know!