|Release date(s)||Nintendo DS
This game is a complete ripoff, and completely blergh. It doesn’t teach anything. Uses romanji extensively, unless you use the 1-2 games, out of the bunch, that uses Hiragana. The lessons are complete bull, they’re not lessons at all. It’s quizzes/games, shitty mind you, that teach you nothing and impact nothing.
I learnt far more from Kaite Oboeru – Dora Gana, which is fully in Japanese and teaches you how to write the Kana, and some simple Kanjis, because of the pictures + sounds, than I could ever even dream of doing with this piece of crap software. This and Mind Your Language – Japanese, are complete crap. Bogged down with silly, hard and stupid, mini-games that are counter-intuitive to learning and even focus on the task of learning.
The only thankful thing from this ordeal of shoddy software, is that I did not give a single cent to this bullcrap. I like to test-drive before I buy, considering I have low funds and must make sure what I’m buying I a) like and b) it’s effective.
If you’re trying to learn Japanese, stay far away from this, and Mind Your Language. Opt for Kaite Oboeru, or heck, even one of those free online websites, which I’ve used too, and even free software work much better and actually help~
Have you heard about this game before? Have you played it? If so, I’d love to know what you think of it!