Reviews and Problems with Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training: How Old Is Your Brain?
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I would not suggest this game to anyone, unless they wanted to waste their money.
20 May 2012
Excerpt: At first the buzz about Dr Kawashima's Brain Training was all over the media, but slowly the hype started to die down and is now practically non existent. I just like everyone else was drawn into the popularity of this game, and at first it seemed like a great way to 'train your brain' but after a while the boredom set in and turned me against every aspect of this game.
Summary: I had heard a lot about this game, and when the girlfriend bought me a ds it was one of the first games that I purchased. I spent a lot of time playing it for the first week, and then it became very boring very quickly. All you do is the same old things over and over again, and the voice recognition is not very good unless you speak with a perfect english accent. I have a slight tinge of a sussex accent, and even that gave the voice recognition problems.
Excerpt: After all the press this game recieved, I felt I needed to buy it and to be honest I was a little bit disappointed. Its a very slow start to the game, with only a few things accessible to begin with, forcing you to play regularly if you want to see what other things emerged. I was not entertained by the different tasks, remembering where 25 numbers go etc. The only ones I liked were the mathematical ones where you had to input the correct number to get the answer.
Summary: Was so looking forward to this game. However after 4 days got very Fed up, Frustrated and Furious!!! The concept of the game is great, but in reality it cant recognise your handwritting or voice well enough to work! To get it to understand the word blue, I end up saying Green to get it to work!!! And the memory game, well where do I start?! I spend 3 mins of my life memorising 30 words, for it then to recognise 3 words I write because the handwritting option wont work!
Atrociously flawed presentation of a very good idea
A viewer "mark24173", amazon.co.uk
23 November 2009
Summary: As I write this, I've just quit the "memory addition" section of this game for the tenth consecutive time. That is to say, that for ten consecutive attempts, the game has failed to correctly recognise my writing. And every single time it is for the same digit, namely 3. It reads 3 as 1 about eight times out of ten on average and sometimes, as happened today, every time. I assure you that if you saw what I wrote on the screen, you would recognise it as a three.
Only people who specifically want this type of game should purchase it, not that much fun to be had.
30 July 2009
Excerpt: Brain Training is a game that many people get with their DS, and is very much a novelty. The game is essentially a series of mini games designed to test your skills in arithmetic, hand eye co-ordination and memory. There are a variety of different games such as calculating sets of 20 or 100 equations, reading a section of a book aloud, and memorising as many words from a group of 40 as possible.
Summary: I got this game thinking it would be great which it was but it gets boring when you do the same training every day and it just gets to a point when you dont play on it anymore. The handwriting and voice recognition is annoying because sometimes it does not understand what you are saying or writing which is really frustrating.
Excerpt: Braintraining is niet echt een game en zo is het ook niet bedoeld. Op zich is het concept wel aardig maar de uitvoering laat wat mij betreft stevig te wensen over. Hier bedoel ik mee dat veel oefeningen veel meer tijd in beslag nemen dan je eigenlijk echt nodig hebt. De reden hiervoor is gelegen in het feit dat je in het rechterscherm de antwoorden moet noteren en het spel er behoorlijk wat moeite mee heeft om alles wat je noteert goed te herkennen.