Excerpt: Since Nintendo 'disrupted' the video game industry with its DS and Wii there has been a deluge of games for casual gamers. We've had Brain Training, Nintendogs and Wii Sports, but the latest is Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree. While Nintendo's previous titles in this area were simple, they packed in a fair amount of content and were good fun; Wii Degree stumbles due to simpler goals and wishy washy mini-games.
Conclusion: I can’t justify the $50 price tag on this game, I did have fun when I played with others, but for a lot less I can get the DS version, which includes Wi-Fi play. Nintendo really needs to get into the online gaming picture; Big Brain Academy would have been an awesome game online. If online play was included then I could highly recommend this game, but like all the other mini games out there for the Wii this one will only collect dust after awhile.
Excerpt: The Brain games on the DS became a bit of a phenomenon in the last couple of years, reaching mainstream gamers in a way no other game on the system had. Everyone from 4th graders to adults loved it, and it sold by the truckload for Nintendo. Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree marks the series' first foray onto the TV screen, and it's a bit lacking. Of the two Brain games that came to the States (Brain Age and Big Brain Academy), I greatly preferred Brain Age.
Excerpt: When Big Brain Academy came out last summer, it was following in the footsteps of fellow DS brain-teaser, Brain Age. Together the brain games birthed a new handheld trend and made Nintendo’s DS and DS Lite the hottest units on the market. It only seems appropriate that such a phenomenon should appear on Nintendo’s brand-new worldwide hit, Wii.