Summary: This is not a game. It doesn't mean it can't be fun, but there is a distinction to be made here. I bought this when I was 17 and did not have much passion for writing music so I really got little value from it but others might appreciate it more.
Summary: I didn't see a comparison review between this game and its sequel. Naturally I first opted for the sequel, because of the obvious added improvements. But JS2 was uncomfortable to play, no matter how much I adjusted my wrist, or the way I strummed the touch pad.
Summary: I'm an amateur musician on my good days, but my music has always been synth and electronics-based. Despite all my attempts, I have never really been able to play guitar. I can play a chord here and there or figure out a riff or two, but putting everything together and making an actual song has...
Summary: Don't expect Guitar Hero out of this software. It is not a "game" It is a guitar software piece. The D-pad acts as a chord selector and your strum to play that chord. It is open ended and you can play any song you can think of that uses straight chords, sorry no picking individual strings.
Summary: I bought this game just to kick back and have some fun with no agenda, it does that just fine, but my ONE complaint is that there arnt enough songs and no link for more songs to play on free play.
Summary: Before I start, I just want to say one thing: IF YOU HAVE LITTLE INTEREST IN MUSIC/GUITAR THIS ISN'T FOR YOU. This isn't really a game and isn't for hardcore gamers. But its still an awesome piece software, and for those who like music like me, this may be a favorite.
Conclusion: Firstly lets make this very clear, Jam Sessions is NOT "Guitar Hero for the DS" it does not have a rating system and really is not a videogame. So Disregard any reviews complaining about the lack of game content, because it plainly isn't
Conclusion: Alot of people have gotten confused thinking this was guitar hero for the DS or a cheap version of it. IT IS NOT! It is actually a portable acoustic guitar. I myself as a guitar player have found this amazing, the chords (notes) are 100% accurate and there are loads to choose from.