I'm so determined to buy the game. But since shops were closed and I couldn't wait, I gave it a try. I first started with arrow buttons, turns out I can't press Green+Red chords. So I switched to BXY buttons and just finished easy. How it went I got 3 star-ed 2 songs on my first try: Do what you want, I know a little I got 4 star-ed 4 songs on my first try: Jet airliner, Youth gone wild, I don't wanna stop, Pride and joy Except "I know a little", the other 5 songs were 5 star-ed on the second try -1'ed 2 songs on my first try: Heaven, What I want FC'ed 2 songs on my first try: Hit me with your best shot, This love 3 starred song : 1 5 starred song : 24 Highest score : 102080 (Jet airliner) Review/Impressions: Y mapped to green and X mapped to red really messed me up, I'm not gonna try to 5 star "I know a little" because red and green is confusing as hell. When playing on console I can just whammy without thinking much, but on OT as soon as long note ends whammy turns into strums. This can kill the combo and multiplier. I just avoided whammy most of the time. Personally, I think the song list is suitable for wide range of people compared to GH2,3,AS. People who like softer rocks would definitely prefer this over console versions, possibly including Rock Band too. Mic is so ultra extra over sensitive. I set the mic sensitivity option to low, turned down my DS volume to roughly 30%, the speaker sound is loud enough for auto-starpower. I wasn't aiming for a high score or anything so I didn't really mind, but when I didn't get 5 stars I wish I would have used earphones instead. 5 star cutoff is x3.0, opposed to console version's x2.8. Average multiplier of x2.9 gave me 4 stars, x3.0 gave me 5 stars. When notes are close together, I needed to alt-strum or one input would not register. After each stroke I lift my stylus, but DS fails to recognize that or something. For no clear reason, sometimes one stroke would register as 2 separate strums. It results in an overstrum and breaks the combo. It could be my touch screen so I'm not gonna talk more about this. Final verdict: If you like other Guitar Hero games, there's no reason not to like this one as well. I didn't have the frets and pick, but I've confirmed that the software part of the game is built solid. For people who've never played Guitar Hero before, try it with buttons unless you have a store that lets you try before buying. I must say, if my console Guitar Hero experience was 10, then On Tour played with buttons was about 2 or 3. That's how big a difference that fret controller add-on will make. "It's just okay..." "Not bad" will turn into "Wow" and "Excellent" with add-on. I'm not going to play it with buttons anymore, gonna pick up the game and share it with my girlfriend as soon as I have time.