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My Word Coach

Not Rentable
Also on:DS
GF Rating
5.7

389 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
3

Bad

You Want to Learn, This Won't Help You

posted by johnsrevie (CUPERTINO, CA) Feb 15, 2010

Member since Dec 2009

You've come across this game, and you're actually about to press the "rent" button. Don't press it. Skip over this game.

My Word Coach actually seemed like a pretty good game to me. Even though technically not a game, it seemed like I wanted to try this out, and not feel so guilty when I gamed for hours with it. When I got it, the game was surprisingly addicting, but after playing for an hour, I realized that that was enough.

You start off the game by taking a series of tests, so that the game knows what words is should teach you. After my initial test, I started to learn new words. Only problem, I wasn't learning them.

See, the words that were appearing on the screen were actually pretty complicated to me. But, when you get them wrong, you only get a short, vague definition about what the word means. After finishing that test, I checked to see if there was anything that could keep track of the words I had learned. There wasn't, which was a huge disappointment to me.

I know you want to feel like you're learning while gaming. Just something to say: This game won't make you do that.

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GF Rating
5

Fair

good for what it is

posted by metaspiral (ASHEVILLE, NC) Oct 18, 2009

Member since Aug 2008

i'm definitely not blown away by ubisoft's my word coach. i got it yesterday and will be returning it tomorrow. with that said, it is definitely worth a rental if you're into this type of thing.

i've tried big brain academy and i agree with other reviewer who said it's better than this software. i've also got ubisoft's my fitness coach and it's also a better product than word coach. it's not that word coach really seems any less polished, but i just don't care for its presentation.

my word coach delivers what it advertises, and i have actually learned at least a half dozen new words (i'm an avid reader, so my vocabulary is decent anyway) in less than two hours of play time. if you were considering a rental, go ahead and get word coach; it's worth renting. it's just probably not a buy for many people.

5/10

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GF Rating
5

Fair

slightly better than smarty pants

posted by veelaunch (GLENDALE, UT) May 30, 2008

Member since Nov 2006

Word coach has some good challenges and will teach you a few new words but the overall game gets very old very fast and isn't very imaginative. I found it to be silly when I was filling in missing letters on different words. It felt more like graffiti than anything else. I would rather play this game as a board game. When will someone make a challenging educational game that will make use of video game technology? or put it into a format where you do more than answer questions? For the most part I have found these game like Brain academy and smarty pants to be non-inspirational.

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