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Left Brain Right Brain 2 review

Pseudoscience takes another stab at it

For

  • Improved handedness!
  • Twenty whole minigames
  • Can't not succeed

Against

  • Inconsistent on a basic level
  • Scores are meaningless
  • Your off hand can "cheat"

Remember Left Brain Right Brain? It claimed to promote ambidexterity by forcing you to play with your left and right hand in turn until one was as good as the other. Unswayed by %26lsquo;meh%26rsquo; reviews for the original Left Brain, Majesco%26rsquo;s published a sequel which is more disappointing than the first outing.

Twenty minigames pit your %26lsquo;strong%26rsquo; hand against the other (though the game often forgets which is which) and awards almost 100% no matter what you score. There%26rsquo;s no scientific basis for the tests since your second hand has the advantage of %26lsquo;seeing%26rsquo; what the first hand just did. The game also forgets to test your first hand on repeat plays, meaning you%26rsquo;re stuck with your original score. Tsk.

Jan 26, 2009

More Info

GenreOther Games/Compilations
Description<p>If you think Brain Age is unscientific, then this collection of flawed to the core minigames intended to improve intelligence will leave you baffled and angry at wasted time and money.</p>
PlatformDS
US censor ratingEveryone
UK censor rating3+
Release date:9 December 2008 (US), 12 December 2008 (UK)
Available platforms:DS
Genre:Other Games/Compilations
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