Excerpt: When the DS first came out, there was this music program called Electroplankton and it was demoed by some well known DJ in the UK at a press conference. I don’t know his name, but I remember the performance. This video had the DJ’s equipment set up nice and ready to groove. His turntables plugged in, his mixer at the right level, and his needles ready to go. He began his set and the music was jamming along, the mixes were great, then he busted out a pair of DSes.
Excerpt: When the concept of Jam Sessions was made public, the possibilities seemed endless. Creating your own music is a daunting task, but only limited by your own imagination. Plato developed this virtual guitar game and is marketing it to professional musicians. Jam Sessions is easily the most unique title to be released for the DS this year, but it�s much more of a tool than an actual game.
Excerpt: Name: Jam Sessions Genre: Simulation Platform: Nintendo DS Jam Sessions isn’t a game in the same way that Halo or Mario Kart are games. Hell, it isn’t even a game in the way Guitar Hero is a game. Jam Sessions is a guitar on the Nintendo DS. To review it as one would review a typical game is a fallacy and shouldn’t be taken with any merit.
Excerpt: This is a strange one to handle. Let's make one thing clear to begin with, Jam Sessions is not a game. There are no missions, there are no unlockable songs, it's not possible to 'fail' the 20 or so songs provided in the game's built-in songbook and it's not possible to 'complete' the game. What Jam Sessions offers is more of a toy for wannabe guitarists who don't have time to learn how to play for real, and a tool for actual guitarists to write their own songs.
Summary: Wie schön! Ubisoft hat endlich erkannt, dass sämtliche Guitarheroes dieses Planeten ein Manko verbindet: eine sperrige Gitarre mit kurzem Kabel und bringt nun mit "Jam Sessions" Abhilfe auf den Markt.
Conclusion: Il problema però, è uno solo: i chitarristi alle primissime armi troveranno qualche difficoltà nell’apprendere le nozioni base di questa “virtual guitar”. A differenza di altri titoli in cui si suonano strumenti del tutto strampalati, leggi Elektroplankotn, o giochi in cui si suona un simulacro di chitarra, vedi Guitar Hero, qua per cominciare a divertirsi sul serio per molto tempo, è consigliabile aver già acquisito delle nozioni basilari su questo strumento musicale.
Summary: Un título que se sale de la norma, muy bien realizado, pero con fuertes carencias que se suplen con ciertos detalles técnicos que tal vez no sean lo más adecuado para la jugabilidad, pero si para un usuario que busque profundizar más en el tema de tocar la guitarra o poder interpretar canciones sin tener guitarra.