It's no secret that Blake likes video games. Since he started up Infendo, a blog dedicated to all things Nintendo, he feels that it is only fair to the readers to buy the new games that are released. No big deal. The funny thing is, when Blake is getting ready to buy a new game, he ALWAYS says, "Honey, I think you are going to really like this game."
The first few times he said this, I got kind of excited. Then I played the game. I finally figured out that Blake said I would like his new purchase so that he would feel better about buying it. So, a few days ago when Blake mentioned a new Nintendo game that he wanted to pick up at Walmart, I just shrugged it off when he uttered his famous last words.
Boy, was I in for a treat. The new game is called Brain Age. You play it on the DS . I LOVE it. I'm addicted. The basic concept of the game is to "train" your brain. When you first get started, you take a test and depending on your score, you are given the "age" of your brain. I started out at 80 but only because it took me a few minutes to learn how to use the microphone. The ideal age of your brain is 20. So, how it works is you have to "train" your brain on a daily basis. I've been training for 3 days now and have enjoyed every minute of it. The game is full of mathematics, memorization, reading outloud, puzzles, and so much more.
This is no ordinary video game folks. It's different than anything I have ever seen. I must say that I am very impressed with Nintendo for coming out with such an educational game. I would argue that this game could have a place in classrooms.
I would like to mention a word of caution to any potential players out there. This game is very addicting. I had so much to get done yesterday but I made the mistake of thinking I could solve just one puzzle. Wrong. I couldn't put the DS down because I was having so much fun. Plus, it's easy to justify... I'm "training" my brain. What could be more important than that?
So, I guess you could say the moral of this post is that sometimes men can be right. :)
P.S. Judd, I'm expecting to hear your thoughts/opinions on this game. Word on the street is that you are thinking about making a very wise purchase.