Nice idea but lacking The idea is great but the execution seems to not have been thought out well. The game is meant to be playable for beginners but there is no learning curve. It just jumps straight into a selection of random characters of varying difficulty. Additionally, there are too many waves before we get to the boss. It would be much better as short rounds, maybe around 6-8 waves each. The set up of the opening/menu UI also needs to be made more user friendly.
Runs upside-down, boring as a game, ok for review Runs upside-down and there seems to be no way to flip it the right way up, making it unusable on a tablet with a keyboard attached. Supporting only landscape orientation is fine, but it should at least rotate correctly. As a game it seems boring. As a way of reviewing Japanese characters it seems ok, but I spend more time looking for which of the four corners has the answer than I do thinking about the answer (probably because it seems you can only do kana in the demo so there was no challenge).
Need "Back Button" Confirmation I pressed the back button quite often by accident, and lose my progress in the map. Would be good if there is confirmation to avoid such accident. Overall, the game is fun and i learned quite a lot from it, im looking forward for next update (please make them prettier). Ps. There are still some typo though, such as Tsubasa is written as Tsuabasa in her bio.
Good for studying only Not much enjoyment for a "game", but for studying it's better than just memorizing by the book and practice writing repeatedly. Can't say it's that fun though, also the game's orientation is stuck and won't rotate 180° following the device.
Not the Best The game is okay. It's different from the other kanji learning apps. Still, there's no easing into it. I had no idea how to play it when I first started. I did fine, as I already know quite a bit if kanji, but for a beginner the game is hard. It gives you 60 seconds to learn five different kanji...then it changes the kanji completely, making the kanji you just learn fall right from your memory. It also gets rather repetitive and boring at times. Fine for intermediates, bad for beginners.
Unfair game I love the idea of this game, and it has some nice polish, but that's the only good thing I can say about this game. I started out with just the hiragana, which was kind of fun at first because I already knew it, but I can tell that this would be a nightmare for a beginner. It starts with 5 random characters for you to study for 1 minute, then you use them, multiple choice style, to attack monsters, then a whole new set on the next wave! It's way too complicated, and with 16 or so waves it gets boring fast.
Update Notes (v40):
1. Added On and Kun reading options (while keeping the original mixed option).
2. Added Simple Meanings Mode.
3. Defaulted to Learn Hiragana Mode.
4. Cuter 3D Sprites
5. Slight Story added to the game (still work-in-progress)
6. Story Mode coming soon(tm)