ok, games like this are always bought with good intentions, and normally end up shelved after two or three goes. This, however is different.
The game is very well structured, with 'lessons' introducing words and ideas gradually and in groups related to instances (e.g. family titles, numbers, hotel words, question types etc). once these ten or so words are introduced, you learn through repetition via mini-games. these are appropriately varied, including wordsearches, whack-a-mole, memory games and multiple choice. (more games become 'unlocked as you progress)
The game has three profiles (read save game slots)available for use, so more than one person can use the software at a time. It alos boasts a voice function where you can hear the words pronounced, and attempt to match your own pronounciation to the voice recording on the game. The game also has a dictionary/reference section, which is surprisingly broad (10,000 words)
I have previously used Miguel Thomas language products, which are good for the ipod on the way to work, and this product complements these, providing visual cues and bite-size lessons you can keep coming back to, dipping in and out when the mood takes.
overall, I was impressed. Expecting a hastily cobbled together title that would cash in on the recent vogue for 'brain-training' and the contrived 'edu-tainment' label, i was pleasantly surprised. try it for yourself, but at £17.99 you could do far worse than try this out. the product is detailed enoug hto be of use to adults, but also quirky and fun enough to appeal to children. thumbs up in my book, couldnt have been much better. a polished product, recommended.