Summary: If you're a fan of Japanese RPGs like this reviewer is, chances are that you might want to play many of those particular games that don't have and probably never will see English versions. The major roadblock to playing Japanese RPGs in their native language, of course, is the language itself, which is nothing short of difficult to learn.
Summary: This game is a great addition to a japanese course. I would not recommend it on it's own, as it can be difficult to learn without interacting with others who are also learning and/or already know the language.
Summary: I have learned more than your basics with this game. I can actually speak more and read more fluently using this game. Rosetta Stone and other software applications I have used in the past really wasn't worth the money spent and I didn't learn or catch on as quickly as I did with this game. Living in Okinawa, Japan I wanted to learn more Japanese and I must say this is an awesome game. Most definitely recommend this.
Summary: This is pretty good for building vocabulary and kanji but although it describes grammatical rules and with in the grammar lessons the mini game's work to fortify what was taught, the mini games for grammar outside of the lesson are short and weak, so it doesn't really help unless you do it from the lessons themselves, but other than that its great for vocabulary and kanji, I would advise constructing you're own unique sentences outside of game play to fortify sentence...
Summary: We got this for my son last Christmas. He loved it. The only problem is that now when I ask him to do chores he says stuff to me in Japanese. I'm not sure if i am being acknowledged, or mocked??!!! Maybe I should start using it.
Summary: As an experienced learner of the language, clearly this was never made for me. After getting 100% in the placement test, I was taken straight to a lesson about how to use the copula ('''desu). These are the complete basics, and completely useless to anyone who already has experience with the language.
Summary: This game taught me quite a bit. I do recommend it for those who are able to write more in Japanese than I can; being in college and surrounded by people who can't read characters, I can't switch to only kana and kanji as it recommends. This is because the writing on the DS isn't going to do much in memorizing the characters - but it does teach them. I also recommend that the entire family learns and speaks it together, to aid in remembering the words.
A terrible game for Japanese learners; deceptive and incorrect
Nathaniel Nat Guy, Amazon
11 October 2010
Summary: Do you want to learn how to write several Japanese characters incorrectly? Do you enjoy trying to distinguish difficult grammar from actual typos? Perhaps you like the same 3 or 4 quick recall games in order to teach yourself a complex language? Well then, this is the game for you! However, if you want correct stroke orders, accurate (and natural) example sentences, and good learning exercises, definitely avoid this game.
Summary: I found this quite useful for starting off japanese but once you want to continue learning the language it is recommendable to find other sources. It is still recommendable as one of the best japanese learning games on the ds.