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Left Brain Right Brain review

Look, Ma! Both hands!

Pros

  • Interesting concept
  • Ease of play
  • Feelings of self-improvement

Cons

  • Severe lack of content
  • Oversimplicity
  • Getting yelled at by a cartoon hand

Dec 14, 2007

The title of Left Brain Right Brain is rather misleading. You might think that the game is yet another of the billion mind-training games coming to market, when it%26rsquo;s really not a %26ldquo;brain%26rdquo; training game at all- at least, not in the cognitive thinking sense. Instead, Left Brain, Right Brain is a game meant to develop ambidexterity- the ability to use both hands skillfully, rather than relying on one %26ldquo;good%26rdquo; hand. Sounds like a cool concept? It is. It%26rsquo;s just too bad that the execution leaves something to be desired.

LBRB works to train you through mini-games. Basically, you go through a game with your %26ldquo;good%26rdquo; hand first, it records the score, then you try it again with your %26ldquo;lesser%26rdquo; hand and see how they compare. The purpose is to play the games repeatedly using your %26ldquo;lesser%26rdquo; hand to eventually get scores close or equal to that of your %26ldquo;good%26rdquo; hand. That%26rsquo;s really all there is to it.

More Info

GenreOther Games/Compilations
DescriptionAmbidexterity is a noble pursuit. Unfortunately, this hand-training exercise game doesn't live up to its potential.
PlatformDS
US censor ratingEveryone
UK censor rating
Release date:14 December 2007 (US), (UK)
Available platforms:DS
Genre:Other Games/Compilations
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