I'm sure I'm not the only one who, when they first saw a DS, thought, you can't play a game on there. It just wouldn't be fun.
Now, I'm not absolutely certain that I'm wrong yet. I still haven't seen any bearable games other than the Brain Training series but admitedly, I do not own a DS. However, someone else in my family does and they have this game.
For about a week, I avoided it whilst other members of the family were playing and, in an ultimate attempt to display one-upmanship, claiming their brain was better than the other persons.
So I did eventually pick it up. Shockingly, I was hooked within minutes. I created a profile, which was very easy to do, then moved on to have my brain age tested. Unfortunately, I said I could talk whilst other people were talking in the room and subsequently, I pretty much failed the Stroop test. But I went on to salvage my brain age and got it down to 40 when faced with some calculations, which were actually very fun and a joining up letters and numbers game.
It was then explained to me that if I played daily, I would earn stamps that would contribute to me getting new activities. From that point I was hooked.
The second day, I decided I couldn't speak after my earlier fiasco and I did pretty well and my brain age broke the 30 barrier, coming in at 29. I also unlocked a game called low to high, which I loved.
The next day I suffered a relapse, courtesy of a game called word memory. Unfortunately, my writing is pretty awful in reality and using the stylus didn't make it any better and constantly my H's were called N's and my L's C's. It was a pitiful display.
But, to cut a long story short, I have kept playing, day by day and, so far, the only game I have had an issue with is word memory. And that's because the word hall would become nacc. But if you are willing to overlook potential difficulties of this game, you are likely to immensely enjoy this game and, apparently it's good for you as well!
A win win situation.