Is this a five minute brain train, or the full half hour?
We never thought that the bloke who tells us where to go every time
we consult the Blipmobile’s GPS would end up coaching us in
braininess. However, Mr John Cleese is dispensing the cheese (a
frisky little Red Leicester) with much relish (relish on cheese?
What a strange person!) in this Vita-specific brain training daily
exercise grey matter workout doobrie. Which isn’t any flavour, it’s
bleeding Vita flavour.
20 minigames are enclosed, divided into four cerebellumistic
departments – language, arithmetic, observation and logic. No it
isn’t! Yes it is! Oh this is futile...
The idea is to expend a few minutes daily on these diversions,
accomplishing anything from spelling words delivered by a very
proper British woman to solving simple mathematical equations, and
spotting differences to guiding robots about hexagon-infested griddy
Some work better than others, but all use Vita’s gizmotic inclusions
– mostly frontal touch, but there’s some back action, a spot of the
old tilt ‘n’ thrust and occasional IR card camerawork. Many require
inputting characters via your own particular style of scrawl, which
leaves much to be desired. It’s problematic in that most games are
timed. Like anybody would type in a word association football like
If you’re socially flutterbuggical then you’ll be cock-a-hoop
learning that you can cleverness brag via Twitter and Farcebook, or
annoy your PSN friends – until they piquenificently unfriendinate
Peculiarly, daily scores, like Coke, are it. Excel and you’ll feel
pride-swelly with your 88%, but nosedive and your 65% will taunt
you. We’d have averaged them all out, especially as success depends
upon which random minigames you’re dealt. That is our theory, which
is ours. Still, you can practice separately – once you come over all
peckish and sally forth to unlock them all.
That’s it. Good morning!