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Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Gaming' started by LevesqueIsKing, Jun 17, 2007.

  1. LevesqueIsKing

    LevesqueIsKing An Instant Classic

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    What is the deal with this title? I just went to the video store and (surprisingly) they already had it available to rent. So I flip it over and read the back. It looks like a JOKE!

    Why is this series so popular on the DS? Am I missing something? From what I saw on the back cover I wouldnt pay $5 for the game.
     
  2. tarheelsuperman

    tarheelsuperman ...it gonna be zoppity

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    Big Brain is a great game for people who enjoy puzzles and games that make you think. Everyone that I know that has played either the DS version or the Wii version loves the game. Maybe it's the demographic that my friends and I fit in that explains why we love it. One thing I do know is that the DS version is very addictive to me and I can't wait to get my Wii back so I can play Wii Degree.

    It's probably just not a genre that you are drawn too, just like I could care less for the gore games like Manhunt. There must be a huge market for these games b/c Big Brain and Brain Age continue to sell.
     
  3. miiplaywii

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    the only one I've played is the Wii version and I thought it sucked big time. The "puzzle" are simple and fast overall the game is very titius.
     
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    It's more fun with friends to be honest. Some games I can't imagine playing alone. WarioWare, Mario Party, Big Brain.
     
  5. Axtlar

    Axtlar Del fuego he resurgido...

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    It's supposedly useful for your brain to become larger, having more space for intelligent thoughts, but I think the games are actually for little kids, they seem so easy, and yet the IGN editors Cassamassina and Bozon seem to be having trouble playing the games, they truly suck in the videos, I wanted to buy the game but now I am not sure.
     
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    Scream President of NO MA'AM

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    Me and my family have been having a lot of fun with this game. For those of you who thought it was easy, what was your score? Sure they are easy individually, but there are many difficulty levels and varieties thrown at you during the tests.

    I like it myself.
     
  7. tarheelsuperman

    tarheelsuperman ...it gonna be zoppity

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    I think the target audience isn't kids I think it is more the opposite of the lapsed older gamer to be honest with you. I think probably somewhere in the 25 and older age range. Of course it is something that they can do with their families but I definitely don't think that Nintendo had the 18 and under crowd in mind when the decided to release the game. If you look closely you will see that Big Brain is released under the Touch Generations label for Nintendo.

    Touch Generations

    Just for reference I'm 28 married with 3 kids with minimal gaming time and the majority of my friends are in the same demographic.
     
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    Axtlar Del fuego he resurgido...

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    Yes, but..they are easy, the games! why are those editors having trouble!!?
     
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    first, the games aren't meant to be insanely difficult. they're basic challenges to test particular skills. and the game judges you on accuracy but also speed. the faster you take the test the higher your score. and the better you do during a test the harder it gets. it goes from easy-medium-hard. not certain if the editors found it hard b/c of the speed factor, but that might be it.

    not sure if the solo test includes expert but i know the multiplayer and solo training has the expert level, which frankly is challenging once you factor in that speed bit. i'm also 28 and find this a blast. i also happen to enjoy games like godfather too. but i realize they're two totally different genres (and i too have zero interest in manhunt). and i can understand how this wouldn't be everyone's cup of tea.
     
  10. Axtlar

    Axtlar Del fuego he resurgido...

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    I have 0 interest in Manhunt too, and I guess I'll check out the game (Big Brain)
     
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    tarheelsuperman ...it gonna be zoppity

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    It's at least worth a rental when you know you will be having some friends over.
     
  12. Axtlar

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    well lucky for me I have 2 sisters and a brother!
     
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    Perfect, hope you like it.
     
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    thanks me too, it's probably like Wario Ware but with thinking mini-games, right? I just hope they do get harder as one plays
     
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    well....i just got the ds version like 1 month ago...should i get this version?
     
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    Yeah, I think you should. I got it like 1 week ago. It's actually really addicting but its much better when you play with others. I take the test like everyday though and the mini games are fun. It's worth buying but $50 is pushing it.
     
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    The better you do, the harder it gets. You can also go 1 v1 or 2v2 1v2 etc.. you get the point. You can also race against the high score.

    I think you can share scores with your wii friends as well. My score is 1540 B+. Im tops at this household. Anyone else have a score yet?
     
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    I don't remember exactly what my score is offhand but my grade is B--, just got the game today. I'm enjoying it so far. A couple of people on my friends list have the game also. It lets you download their records and you can see how well, or how badly you fare against them. This is one I'll definitely keep around if I have friends over.
     
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    Ack I posted this in another thread but:

    Multiplayer is the strength of the game. Make sure to check your scores because its easy to pass with a bad grade.
     
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    Well just solving the problems isn't enough, you gotta solve them as quickly as possible. Sure, everything in the game is simple if you take your time, but you gotta really hurry if you want a good grade.

    Oh, and i'm around 1700 right now. It was weird, i was at 1200s or so, and i just jumped to 1500s. Then i got a couple of those, and now im consistently hitting 1750 or so.

    Oh, and its a whole lot of fun to be the best in your household. My dad and mom are both very smart, and my sis gets better grades... but i own them in the game. It's great.
     

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