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Challenge Me: Math Workout
7 February 2010
Excerpt: Math and videogames, these are two things that I never thought I would really see melded into one. Sure, there have been math puzzles included in a game full of different types of puzzles, but never have I seen math headline a game’s content.
Conclusion: Challenge Me: Math Workout gets some props for trying to invent unique brain-testing games. Unfortunately, they end up being executed more as trials of luck that leave the player frustrated or bored, and certainly not challenged.
Pros: Original game concepts, A bit brighter and more appealing than Brain Puzzles
Cons: Bad instruction, Trite graphics and sound, Doesn’t live up to its claim – more guesswork than logic, Simply not enough substance
Excerpt: Maths has never really encouraged much excitement in people. Compared to guns, violence and scantily clad women, basic maths just isn’t up to job when it comes to keeping the attention deficit of modern gamers satisfied.
Summary: With Nintendo paving the way for edutainment titles on DS with software like Brain Training and Maths Training, it's of little surprise that other publishers would want to ride the gravy train and get a piece of the dosh.
Excerpt: At this point, I’m too burnt out on brain trainers to even try and pretend I’m going to give Challenge Me: Maths Workout much of a fair shot. I wrote this intro before I even took the game out of its box to lament on the drudgery of the numerous titles of its ilk that have steadily drowned the DS...