I own both. They are fun. I received bandfuse for Christmas, and I was very excited to get it as I had my Ibanez SR1600LE coming in and for the time being those games combined with my tv/computer speakers are my 'amp'. I don't know about here, but some 'other sites' like to rag on those games and the people who play them. I have to admit... I was skeptical at first... But... damn... I was able to pick up my bass, and start playing songs on day one. I know they aren't ideal, but I find it fun and enjoyable to try t o top my previous score on a song. I'm also finding through bass I can enjoy some songs I didn't appreciate before. I managed to learn the song Harder to Breathe by Maroon 5, which I never liked before. Now I enjoy playing it on bass. I reached 97.6% on the hardest difficulty and I'm determined to get 100%. So bottom line, for a beginner to the instruments it can throw them right into the mix and get them LOVING to play from day one. I am going to be taking my first lesson on the 2nd and I can't wait, knowing now that I'll be able to walk in there able to play some basic stuff and not feeling like a complete idiot.