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: In my experience, I've found that this game definitely imprints hundreds of words into your mind for the longrun. The games aren't as quick to bore as has been said, with a little dedication, you'll get over the repitition. After all, learning anything requires repitition! The order of lessons actually makes sense, I would advise completely disregarding comments on the lessons skipping around as learning numbers definitely helps when it comes to months and such.
Summary: I've been trying to find a way to learn Japanese, but I'm not a big book person. I like something interactive and fun to mess around, then my friend game me this game. I was hooked! The first few lessons are easy, greetings, numbers, months, days, etc.... And you are able to skip those few with the test at the beginning (but you don't really skip that much, even if you got every question right).
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.