I've been thinking about picking up this edition of Brain Age fro quite some time, but I'm not sure if it's actually completely worth getting or not. Does anyone else own this game? I don't care about it having a reduced price too much, I just want to know if it's worth picking it up at all or not.
It seems pretty good as a daily training exercise, from what I've seen from the activities available today. If you consider it as an actual game it might not be a very good buy, though, because this time it actually limits you so that you can only do each training exercise once per day (this is because Kawashima found in a study that playing it for long periods of time per day actually decreased the positive effects of the training).
I think you could technically do the brain age test once a day, but everything else you could do as many times as you want. The different when it comes to concentration training is that the devilish training can only be done once a day for each exercise, as well as the concentration challenge.
All of the other training can be done as many times as one wants each day, but for the "puzzle" brain trainers, only one set of problems can be unlocked a day.
I just noticed that this got bumped, so I'm just going to say that I've since gotten this game. (Shortly after I made this thread!) It's better than I thought it would be, and my favorite part of the game would definitely be Block Head! The devilish training is also interesting, with Develish Pairs and Develish Cups being my favorite, and the two minigames in the Relaxation Mode are really fun. I also like to use the Music Appreciation sometimes when I just want to listen to music while I work on my computer.
For $30, it feels slightly greedy, but I do not regret my purchase! ($20 or less would've been better, though.)