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Brain Age or Big Brain Academy??

Old 10-12-06, 01:08 PM
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Brain Age or Big Brain Academy??

We have finally decided to pick up a copy of either Brain Age or Big Brain Academy for our DS.

Tried both demos and liked them equally.

While I realize that Brain Age does offer Sudoku, supposedly BBA is also an entertaining multiplayer experience.

So, if you had to chose between one of the two, which would you recommend?

Any insights are appreciated.
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Old 10-12-06, 01:36 PM
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I think you summed it up yourself. The main questions to ask are:

1. Do you like Suduko?
2. Would you play the multiplayer much.

Answer yes to 1 and no to 2, then get brain age. If it's the other way around, get Big Brain Academy.

If it is yes to both just decide which feature you want more.
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Old 10-12-06, 01:58 PM
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They both get old pretty quick. However I feel Brain Age lasts a bit longer due to the minigames. They are simpler and easier to get into.

So yes it boils down to what Josh said.
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I traded Brain Age in once I unlocked all the games. I just got bored of it (and Sudoku). Big Brain Academy, on the other hand, is still fun to pick up and play now and then. So I would personally recommend BBA over BA.
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Old 10-12-06, 04:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Josh Hinkle
I think you summed it up yourself. The main questions to ask are:

1. Do you like Suduko?
2. Would you play the multiplayer much.

Answer yes to 1 and no to 2, then get brain age. If it's the other way around, get Big Brain Academy.

If it is yes to both just decide which feature you want more.
I already have a version of Sudoku for the GBA, so that's not really a plus for me.

How are Brain Age's puzzles as compared to BBAs? More entertaining? Challenging??

Does the design of one of the other get annoying quicker than the other?
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Old 10-12-06, 10:50 PM
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Who's going to be playing it? You, your wife, all of you? I know in Brain Age you can have multiple saves and all compare against each other which is a lot of fun. I'm not sure if you can do this in Big Brain Academy, I haven't tried that one yet, but I plan to get it very soon .
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Old 10-12-06, 11:25 PM
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Who's going to be playing it? You, your wife, all of you? I know in Brain Age you can have multiple saves and all compare against each other which is a lot of fun. I'm not sure if you can do this in Big Brain Academy, I haven't tried that one yet, but I plan to get it very soon .
All of us will be playing it.

Quick question for those with Brain Age: is the voice recognition as bad in game is it is in the demo? The words will be in blue and it doesn't recognize you saying "blue" until you start imitating Pepe Le Pew.
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The voice recognition can be a pain in the ass, you have to work on how you say blue to get it to work right--just like you note.

So I guess it's just as bad as the demo.
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Old 10-13-06, 01:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Josh Hinkle
The voice recognition can be a pain in the ass, you have to work on how you say blue to get it to work right--just like you note.

So I guess it's just as bad as the demo.
Is it an issue in both games or just in Brain Age??
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Old 10-13-06, 01:11 AM
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I've only played BBA in stores, so not sure if it has voice games or not.

In brain age it will ask you if you are in a place you can speak, you can just say no and you won't get that game in the brain age check (its not one of the selectable mini games anyway).
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Old 10-13-06, 08:02 AM
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I say get both, and trade in Brain Age later on if you need to. I keep coming back to Brain Age although multi-player Big Brain Academy is really fun too.

If your wife doesn't have her own DS, get Brain Age. If she does, get Big Brain Academy.

Or get both.
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Originally Posted by TheAllPurposeNothing
Is it an issue in both games or just in Brain Age??
No voice recognition in BBA.
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Anyone ever have the BA guy "lie" to you as a joke? I just did the brain age test and he told me I had an age of 78 and that my "brain might be collapsing due to life pressures", I was like WTF? Then he came back and said he made a miscalculation and my actual score was 25. Never had that happen before, heh.
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