Brain Age: Concentration Training
Great game at a fair price
This is my first Brain Age game and I got it on launch day and was excited to start playing it. Unfortunately the game only has a couple activities for you to do on the first day, so I was a little disappointed to only be able to play it for 15 minutes. But 1 week has past since I got it and I'm really enjoying the fun and challenging activities. And while most people complain that there's a devil guiding you through activities, all I have to say is, ''Who cares?''. I'm half Japanese and from what I've learned over the years from Japanese films is that they have an obsession with monsters and demons (most anime watching should know what I'm talking about). But anyway this game is a must-have for those who can't concentrate on work and/or have poor memorization. Although some of the activities are from the older games, all the new games and features like ''devilish training'', ''relaxation mode'', and the achievements sort of make up for that. So with all these activities added up along with the huge replay value, this game will probably give you 150 to 200 hours of game play if you're serious about training your brain.
Weird and Uninteresting
As a fan of the original Brain Age title, I picked up Brain Age: Concentration Training on the release date but was quickly disappointed. You are guided through the game by the floating head of Dr. Kawashima who introduces you to his new "Devilish Training" games. Awkwardly, he morphs into a devil while you do these trainings, turning red and growing horns. It is a little weird, but you are able to configure this off and just have him be a floating pair of eyeglasses and horns instead of full-on demon.
The game does include a voice-over with fully voiced concentration trainign "classes" and instructions but if you turn devil-looks off you also lose the voice-overs.
The trainings themselves are nothing special. I just do one per day and move on. The game has a Supplemental Training Mode with old trainings like "Calculations x20" but once you complete these you are locked out for the day. The same thing goes for the Brain Training Mode with games like solitaire. This turns the game into something you turn on once a day, spend a few minutes on and then becomes essentially unusable for the rest of the day.
I picked up my copy last firday and I have to say it is pretty challenging I have been playing for 8 days now and it's giving a run for my money . the only fault I have with the game is that the good doctor turns into a Devil I rather have him turn into a monster or some other form aother than a Devil being chirstain this makes me uneasy but I try to look pass that and just play the game to challeng my mind . Because I know that the lord has my back and He's the only one I worship. Anyway I give the game a 7 out of 10 (side note the nintendo 3ds or the nintedo 3DSXL game lineup is looking better with games like Luigismansion dark moon ( which own ) and animal crossing new leaf) which I preorded and payed off) the Nintendo 3ds and the 3DSXL may have a fight chance I own the red 3DSXL and I am loving it . one more thing if you are thinking of getting animal crossing new leaf you better hurry and preorder it because if anything like Luigi's mansion 2 it will sell out super fast and it will be an arm n leg on ebay some people were selling it on ebay for like 50 and up , so glad that I got my copy of Luigi's mansion 2 dark moon on launch day .
brain fog remover!
The game is very challenging and really helps with concentration. When I first played it I had the mind of a 60 year old lol. But the more and more I practice the younger my brain age gets. It helped me focus and think on my feet more efficiently. It truly is devilish!