Summary: I bought this game to help me review for my college class which is obviously geography. Learn Geography is cute. The graphics aren't the greatest but then again you're looking at a map majority of the time. The maps, information and cultural background is accurate. The mini-games are often fun but then again they are kid friendly games. I would recommend it as a review for geography or kids, but don't get this if you aren't into geography hardcore.
Summary: I bought this for my son to help with his geography skills. It's awful. You have to know a lot to even play. The games aren't fun or interesting. I tried to play and some of the questions they asked were things only teacher of geography might know. I like geography a lot, took it in college, and am well-traveled. Some of the facts on this game were way out there. I wouldn't recommend this at all.
Summary: I preordered this game thinking i could bring some interest in geography to my 6 and 7 years old kids. I am from France and live in the state and since we are flighing back and fourth between the 2 continents I thought it would be a great tool to learn... wrong. First it takes a long time just to try to load one game. The games are not intuitive. The world map where you can fly your plane above does not even show the name of the country just the city!.
Summary: There's no 2 ways about it. "Learn Geography" is just plain terrible. It's slow to load and looks like old Windows 3.1 software design from the 80's. The graphics are ugly and the interface is very poorly designed and counter-intuitive. It's educational, but by brute force. It makes learning a real chore. Do not give this to your kids except as punishment. They will hate you.
Summary: Ok, I'm a little bad with Geography and thought this would be a fun way to learn some. WRONG. This thing is boring, and the worst part is that it doesn't even teach you. You basically have to KNOW Geography before you LEARN Geography. If it does teach you, they set it up so bad that you can't even figure out what section that is in. How hard is it to set up world map, and if you tap on it, it tells you what part of the world, and some information about it.
I didn't think it was bad for an educational title!
Kiwihunter "Kiwihunter", Amazon
25 April 2010
Summary: A rating from an adult user - I'm surprised at all the low ratings this got. Maybe my expectations were low to begin with because of the price, and because it's an educational title ;) Also, I expected this to be not so fun, it was more something I bought for self improvement, so I was braced for forcing myself to play in order to better myself. I mean, it's Geography, and I got D's in it in school. It's rote memorization, so I'm not sure how fun it can really be.
Summary: I quess I was looking for the bad in this game after reading these reviews but I decided to purchase and see for my self. I put it down after the first time thinking the game was locking up because I didn't read manual that says to tap twice to remove windows or open them. Then after knowing that I found you have to tap twice fast no delays between or it won't work. Once I gort the hang of that, which I admit is not very friendly why not just tap once, I was fine.