After a few hours off learning Chinese i have learnt a few words already and i have never learnt Chinese before, im impressed with the layout. I like the mini tests it gives you, i personally think this is the best way to start off with these language games for ds any off them as i have them all as one reviewer said it beats any tape or cd as you can compare you against the coach. all in all im happy with this.
I've had this game for 3 days now and so far I'm very impressed.
The game allows you have up to 3 people learning independently so it can be shared which is very good. Just create your profile and off you go.
The first lessons cover the basics: greetings and what have you and the game allows you to compare your pronounciation with that of the guide. You record your own pronounciation and can then replay it over that the guide's.
The mini games(only 2 so far) feel repetitive however they are designed to make you remember the lesson and that works pretty well.
So far, I would recommend this over a book and tape any day. Its fun, friendly and you can really learn something in just 15mins each day.