Conclusion: I don’t speak Japanese yet so I cannot offer a thorough analysis of My Japanese Coach, but so far I have been impressed. If you learn your kana before buying the game and are willing to do some extra curricular studying, it seems like a very useful tool. Maybe it ultimately won’t teach me much but for now I find it much more engaging than Japanese for Busy People. Some people will say learning is supposed to be hard and painful.
Summary: My time with the game has proven to be quite productive as I’ve managed to learn a few words, count and introduce myself. I need to play it often so that I don’t forget but the game has done a pretty good job of slowly teaching me how to speak the language. I will say however that alone, My Japanese Coach won’t get you conversing like a pro, but if you just want some basics or if you’re using it in combination with a class, the software will keep you sharp and in the...
Conclusion: So how does Wii Play: Motion stack up against the original Wii Play in the end? Pretty well, actually. Not only does it improve on the gameplay by offering additional modes and challenges for each minigame, but most of the games are a better fit for the Wiimote than in the original Wii Play .
Pros: Additional modes and levels have been added for each minigame; the acquisition of medals contributes to replay value; some of the games are quite entertaining, especially when played with others
Cons: Interface and menus are simplistic and dull, some games incorporate confusing control; not all games have as much replay value
Summary: Although pitched as a guide for tourists, My Japanese Coach is better suited to those who want to spend some prep time building a more extensive vocabulary to regularly interact with Japanese speakers.
Pros: Audio function helps with pronunciation, Tracing stroke order help with writing for Hiragana and Kanji
Cons: Tourists can find simpler phrase books and reference tools, Need to really master the word and phrase set before you can move on