Summary: What started out as a game console has actually made me feel younger. Not that I've found the miraculous Fountain of Youth but I think having a better vocabulary and being able to hold your own in a conversation has its advantages. Like you know dude?
Summary: this game is fun but it isn't quite what i thought it would be..i thought i would be learning huge new words instead i have to mull through tons of easy words to get to harder ones..i really only like a few of the games it offers but it is enough to keep me playing..overall i really like this game and i;m sure after playing it long enough i will reach the large word vocabulary I am after!!
Good for exposure to new words but needs improvement
10 January 2009
Summary: I am not as enthusiastic as some other reviewers. Yes, this game exposes me to words I am unfamiliar with. The farther along I get, the higher the difficulty level, the more games I unlock. Words I miss are put back in the queue and I eventually become familiar with the definitions. Some of the games involve speed, rather than knowledge of the correct word.
Summary: letters in the soup, tetris kind of a game does not make you learn anything. You learn techniques to score rather then expand your vocabulary. You will see what I'm saying if you played it. It's just how fast can you copy letters. The daily sessions are too long. You should decide how long you want to play not the meter. Some words/definations does not sound right. deathless? isn't immortal more appropriate? I never use that word before.
Summary: Well, this game is OK, but not nearly as entertaining as either of the Brain Age games. My biggest issue with this game is that it uses the Cambridge dictionary and not the Webster. Not a big deal except that some of the words' definitions are more 'English' than American. For example, one of the words it uses is 'throttling'. I have heard that word used in two ways. A friend of mine used to use it in reference to revving up his boat.
Some good minigames but the progression in difficulty is off
Matt Hausig, Amazon
3 January 2008
Summary: This is an interesting vocabulary building game. The handwriting recognition is excellent and can be adapted to quite readily. Some of the minigames are also good although not particularly educational beyond just introducing new words. The features of the game are unlocked through repeated use. This is somewhat frustrating as it can mean repeating unchallenging games many times in order to unlock a higher level of difficulty.
Great concept, but imperfect execution, make this a useful learning tool but not as engaging as it might be
Nathan Andersen "Gadget lover and author of Shadow Philosophy: Plato's Cave and Cinema", Amazon
30 December 2007
Summary: I really wanted to like this product. I love some of the other learning products that my kids play on their DS's, like Big Brain Academy. I've been looking for a way to help them build their vocabulary, and I could use a refresher as well. Unfortunately, this product does not really offer a very enjoyable gaming experience. You'd have almost as much fun with flashcards, and would probably learn as much.
Summary: This game is a week attempt to "Improve your Vocabulary". One of the most important parts of learning a new word is how to pronouce it. This game does not do that. I had hoped the game would say the word and at a minimum show how to pronounce it. During game play, only music is played. There are only two games that help you build your vocabulary...there should be more (increasing your vocabulary is not easy if your memory isn't great, so repetition is key).