4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
I'm glad I didn't buy it new!!,
This review is from: Mind Your Language: Learn Japanese (Nintendo DS) (Video Game)
For a start; don't waste your money, If your a beginner and want a fun game for your DS go with 'My Japanese Coach' its a million times better!
I bought this game second hand for £6, I'm glad I didn't play more, the idea of it is great... but the execution is terrible!
You create your character; that looks a bit like a 'wii mi', and then are placed into a school to learn Japanese apparently... First off, it takes ages to move and navigate through the HUGE school with your tiny character... The first game you come to teaches you the colours, it tells you nothing about them, how to spell them, or how they are used in a sentence, it just says them aloud and you have to spell them in romaji, whilst trying to stay balanced! It is silly and tedious... After this, you are not told where to go, but the next game is the same principle, but with objects such as 'bed'... Again... this game teaches nothing and is tedious!
Please, don't waste your money, go with 'My Japanese Coach' which actually gives you a basic knowledge of Japanese as well as having some fun learning games, rather than this, which just throws random words at you, that if you were a complete beginner and had never heard before, would really be meaningless....