When I bought Brain Age 2, I wasn't expecting it to be the kind of game that the whole family could enjoy. As it turned out, my whole family loved it, and it became an instant hit in our household. The game itself is basically a bunch of fun tests to train your brain in day by day increments. After you feel that you've done a good job on the brain-training games, it is time to take the Brain Age Test. After you take the test the game will tell you how smart you are, and the goal is to become the smartest person in the family. This set-up really encourages family play, and thanks to the four save slots, everyone can participate. But it's only a matter of time before you come across some of the games shortcomings. First of all, you'll notice that most of the brain-training games are focused on one thing. Math. This isn't too bad, but I would've liked a little more variety. Also, some of the brain-training games are repeated, but disguised as a different game. It's also weird that they used the exact same presentation from Brain Age 1 that they use in this game. It makes it seem like the game isn't new at all, but just a fresh coat of paint over the new one. That being said, Brain Age 2 is basically the same game as the first, but with some new games. That's it. I probably would've given this a lower score if I had owned the first one already, but since I don't this game deserves credit for being something truly unique. I also liked the inclusion of the sudoku puzzles.
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