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?
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: 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).
Excerpt: My Word Coach is a game for the Nintendo DS console which I recently bought used for £3. I like word games and games which require a bit of thought which is what made me choose this game. Setting up the game is simple, inserting the cartridge into your console and selecting the game icon from your home screen.
Pros: Suitable for ages, good range of games
Cons: Hard to hear some words, doesn't recognise some letters unless written in a certain way
Excerpt: When my son bought me by DS I used it for brain training but found myself getting bored of it so when he bought me this game I was pleased to have a change. This game also helps to keep the brain active and I like that. I don't play games but like to do quizzes and tasks like this so it is ideal. The idea of this game is to help you to learn new words and improve your spelling.
Summary: For me the game is excellent; however I bought it for my 4year old daughter to enhance her vocabulary based on the rating of 3+ on the packaging. The game should be given a 7+ rating because even though I input my daughter's date of birth, the content was still above her age. Yes she can read and therefore can understand basic words but asking a 4 year old to fill out the missing letter in the word REPUTATI_N and EXPERIE_CE is nonsensical.
Summary: I do like this game, and it did help me to learn new words, but some of the games I find too difficult (the pasta soup game for example, the letters sink too quickly, and if you lose one, it doesn't come back so you have to sit and wait for the time to run out and the combination game... if I don't know the word, I'm not going to figure out how it's spelled that quickly!).