100 Classic Books
I love books!
Well, I guess you could say I am a bookworm. I read ALL the time. And I am constently running out of books to read. So when I saw this game I was like, "Wow! 100 books to read... And it's only 20 dollars!" And I brought the game home and started reading right away. I really like the 'quiz' feature, which tells you which book you should read. And I love the backround music which you can set to fit your mood. (example: beach, rainforest, summer night) The only problem I had with this game is that I am a teenager, and the books, (even the children's) are sort of difficult to read seeing as most of them were written a long time ago. But overall, I would recomend this to everyone who loves to read. But just be warned, there isn't alot for teens.
Amazing game. I love being able to change the background noise to things like the beach, summer night, or nothing at all. Graphics are very good, making it easy to read your books. The selection of books is wonderful, though I wish it had C.S. Lewis or Tolkien. It is also nice that you can download more books to read (if you have WiFi). The Book Guide is another awesome feature where the game's book owl gives you a "quiz" with questions such as, What era would you like to read from, or does it matter if the author is male or female. I really really like this game. I would definitely recommend it for any book lovers out there (especially if you can't find the time to go to the library whenever you want to read a good book). It's also nice that you get over a hundred books for around 20 bucks.
Great Collection of great books.
This is a great collection of books. It has books from authors like Mark Twain, R.L. Stevenson, Arther Conan Doyle, Charles Dickens, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Stephen Crane, Jane Austen, Emily Bronte, Lewis Carol, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Rudyard Kipling, William Shakespear, Leo Tolstoy, and many more. And if you have Wi-Fi connection you can download six more books for free. You have the option to have peaceful background music (anything from sounds of a waterfall or a cafe or the sound of fire crackling or just classical music.) if you don't wanna hear it just turn the sound on the DS off. If your a reader like me than this is deffinatly a good deal. Plus $20 is a great deal considering that if you went to like Barnes & Noble and bought all the books in this collection you'd be spending like over $200! So if you're a reader than deffinatly get this.
Amazing, if given to the target audience.
This game has mxed reviews. Why? Because the wrong audience bought it. Most classics are meant for adults and young adults, so most books here arent meant for kids. Plus, most books these days arent considered works of art. Modern books are greaat, but these, are just a few of the best of the best. The target audience was avid readers from about 12 to 112. If you dont live for reading like I do, this isnt for you. If you ARE part of the target aaudience this game was meant for, CONSIDER THIS GAME A GIFT FROM GOD, GET OFF YOUR COMPUTER, AND GET THIS GAME NOW!
Nice game for people who like to read and are on the Go
This is a very good game for anyone who likes to read and are on the go. Alot of different titles and with the ability to share between game systems and download service. I give this a program/game that worth the money. Good for Students the use, for those who travel and do not want to carry alot of books. This is a smaller version of the portable readers that Sony or Kindale have put out. You start with 100 books in your libarary with different catogories like classics, non-fiction and Sci-Fi classics. There are many different authors that you can choose from and he can read about the author before reading the books for alittle insight about the time the book was written. You will be able to download from the WII, Wi-FI or using your wireless from your DSI system for future novels. Good Idea.
EXCEEDED MY EXPECTATIONS
when i first heard about this game, i laughed and said "who in the world would want to buy that" but the more i read into it, the more i saw that these books were actually pretty good, and itw as a great tool to have at my fingertips at such a great low price. with the sound effects in the back round, it makes a calming environment for you to just sit down and read a great book. i highly recommend this to everyone, just because it is reading, doesn't make it any less fun!!! i think everyone will enjoy it if they give it a shot! plus you cant go wrong with the low price! It has books for all ages, and it isnt only 100 classic books, but there are FREE books you can download on nintendo wifi!! overall, this is a great value. i highly reccomend it to people of all ages!
Perfect for on the go!
I have to admit that I don't read alot. And when I read, I read kind of slow. That didn't stop me from buying this. It mad me curious and I didn't feel like playing a regular game at the time. I felt like I wanted to read. 100 Classic Books is exactly what it says it is. It has 100 of some of the most classic books out there. I just wish it had some of the Lord of the Rings or the Hobbit. For $20, it is a steal if you are a avid book reader. And to all the little kids out there and the kid that made the review under me, these books are not supossed to be funny, modern books! These are classic, older books. It is a must own for your DS library!
The idea for this effort is worth it. The form used however, is not. The Nintendo DS was not ment to read books on. It is a gaming platform. There are several other avenues one could take to read e-books. All of them have the ability to erase a book once you are done reading it, and reload a new one in its place. Although 100 books is enough to saturate someone that does not care what they read, but enjoys all forms of literature, it is not enough of a selection for someone who has particular tastes. A majority of the consumers in the DS market do not buy the device to read books with. It is a gaming device after all. Attempting to place books on such a device, with the size of the screen (which would either cause very, very tiny print, or the need to turn twice to three times as many pages as the physical book would have) and the size of the device in its entirety, I do not believe this idea will go far, at all. With the amount of e-readers already out there, and the relatively cheap cost of a soft-copy book, consumers will not find this appealing; the DS is a gaming device (even IF all that some people play on it are SIM based games), not an e-reader.
I so want this!
I can't wait to get this. I've been wanting to read a lot of the books this has. I have to say that 100 books for less than $20 is a steal. I like to either read or play a DS game as a way to unwind before going to bed. With this, I'll be able to do both.
Missed the mark
I was so excited when I first saw this and just had to buy it. Unfortunately I was disappointed with the books that made the list. Yes these are classic but some chosen have just lost their appeal. What about Catcher in the Rye, To Kill a Mockingbird, Grapes of Wrath. I would have loved to see these on the list in place some others.