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.
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.
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.