While mildly entertaining, this fails at every opportunity. The vocabulary and phrases you learn are extremely basic, and the method in which you learn them disjointed: there's very little explanation about the language and what you're actually learning, so they throw you in at the deep end at the start. I had trouble and I've attempted to learn japanese a few times, so a lot of the content of the first few "levels" was familiar. The testing system is frustrating and does not help you to remember the language at all. The games are ok, but easy to cheat. A lot of the time it felt like I was learning a pattern rather than the words and hiragana. The avatars are pretty ugly and not customizable enough, even though thats not really why I bought this game in the first place. So, not a fun game, and not a great learning tool either. Save your money. My Japanese Coach is much better, but nothing beats real lessons.