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.
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 have noticed that this software gets high reviews from gamers who want to study the language and lower reviews from reviewers who actually know the language. This software does a very poor job of "teaching" Japanese. I studied Japanese as a university student, and often have to use the language for my job. I have noticed several problems with the software that any prospective buyer should keep in mind. The software focuses heavily on vocabulary.
Summary: Product was shipped without games cartridge. Unable to contact anyone directly to highlight fact, instead forced into a complicated returns process. Purchase not completed satisfactorily as a result.