32 of 34 people found the following review helpful
The Brain Game,
This review is from: Body and Brain Connection - Xbox 360 (Video Game)
I'll start off by telling you to ignore the "professional" reviews from other sites telling you that this game is lackluster. I've been playing this game at least once a day since I've gotten it and I really find it to be a lot of fun and pretty interesting to boot. The only problem I have with it is that sometimes the Kinect controls don't work as well as they should in a game that requires nothing less than spot on precision to solve the truckload of mini games/puzzles that this title offers. 95% of the time you'll be fine but occasionally it just feels a bit more difficult than it should because of the control scheme. That being said, the controls are still pretty responsive, even more so than the early crop of Kinect titles.
This game has something for everyone and I think math junkies will really enjoy this game. I dig the variety of puzzles. Some require you to do things like pop a series of balloons that have numbers on them from lowest to highest while others will have you keeping Pac-Man and the Pooka from "Dig-Dug" away from a pack of ghost monsters which is a lot more difficult than you would think. The setup reminds me a lot of Wii Fit in how you have a calendar to stamp whenever you achieve your requirements and that kind of thing works well for a game of this type. If you let this game's charms take you in, you'll be checking your calendar regularly to see if you can lower your brain age.
Some of the puzzles are a bit unforgiving as well and the game may make some feel, let's face it, pretty stupid when the results are posted up but if you can take this game as a constructive way of bettering your mental reflexes, then I think you'd appreciate the effort that went into it. Multiplayer modes are present as well.