We had a busy day with the family today. Actually, it was a busy weekend, with baseball sign ups and tryouts for my two boys going on most of the day yesterday, and then today was spent at the zoo followed by dinner at the in-laws. Why I am telling you all of this? For one, to give you a peak behind the curtains, but also to explain how I came about to play Brain Age.
Digging around in the van this weekend led me to discover a Brain Age cartridge, randomly floating around, most likely the victim of being dropped and forgotten about long ago by my seven year old. Regardless, we randomly found it today, even though we didn't even know it was gone. Naturally, I took that as a sign that it was the game I supposed to play today. Now, I could have played it on my Nintendo 3DS, but I am actually on strike from my own console and refuse to even flip open the screen until I pull the trigger on upgrading to the XL version. After seeing the XL in a store and playing around with it, looking at the small, tiny and cheap looking original 3DS just makes me sick. So, I vowed not to play a single 3DS game until I get my XL, which hopefully, will be sooner than later, as I have a massive backlog of games going on.
So anyway, I played on his old DSi, which he will only continue using until I hand off my 3DS to him when I upgrade. But, Brain Age is a DS game, so I felt it only right to play it on it's native system.
Let's get right to the point. My brain sucks, according to the game. I haven't put nearly the proper amount of training in as I should, apparently. That's OK, though, as the newest version of the series, on the 3DS, actually has intrigued me. I would like to play a game like this, for a few minutes each day, to see if it actually increases my brain functionality at all. I've also had this crazy idea of playing one of the Kinect fitness games every day, for a daily workout, just to see what kind of results that would produce.
Playing Brain Age today, however, confirmed a few things. The DSi was an awesome system, but man, is it dated now. Also, I really need to start brain training again. Maybe I'll start it up ... once I get my 3DS XL, of course.