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Brain Voyage (Nintendo DS)

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GamersHell.com
While the brain game genre is getting a little crowded, the new world travel setting of Brain Voyage keeps things feeling fresh. The range of difficulty and the variety of puzzles provide a gameplay experience that fits any skill level and availability of time. Overall, the game felt a little lacking for TLC, but if you're an avid puzzler and a DS owner, Brain Voyage is a solid bet.
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Jeuxvideo.com
Remue Méninges propose des épreuves d'un classicisme désespérant, qui auront bien du mal à contenter les férus de casse-tête. Cela reste toutefois un titre divertissant qui propose une progression bien étudiée à destination d'un large public. Son aspect technique décevant ne semble toutefois le promettre qu'à un succès modéré.
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Cheat Code Central
For a "brain" game, Brain Voyage has the style and charm that many of its peers are lacking. However, the whole brain gimmick is just that; this is a basic puzzle game collection through and through. There's nothing to track your scores over time or measure any portion of your mental capacity. Serious puzzle fans may find a few hours of enjoyment in this mini-game collection, but it's apt to be a brain drain for everyone else.
54
GameZone
It is one of the more disappointing brain games I have engaged in; nothing too difficult here and unless you absolutely must play every puzzler out there, I would take a pass.
50
IGN
Brain Voyage isn't built like a video game. Half of these puzzles are better in board game format, which makes sense since it's designed by a board game expert. The puzzles aren’t bad, but they certainly aren’t original and their fun is very short lived. This game is less of a voyage, and more of a long weekend.
50
GameSpot
It's possible to squeeze a few hours of entertainment from Brain Voyage, but you'll see everything it has to offer in that short time. The presentation is dull and there's no reason to revisit puzzles once you've finished them. It's impossible to recommend purchasing this "me too" game.
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Eurogamer.net (UK)
To that effect, the goals are less abstract, making the game more entertaining in the short-term. Its derivative nature aside, it takes more a parlour game approach than Brain Training. Then again, considering you've probably come across all that it has to offer in the many years you've been on this planet - and in a way that doesn't have the sinister Dr. Knizia beaming chillingly at you through the DS - its appeal is somewhat diminished.
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GameSpy
Brain Voyage deserves some credit for trying to build an interesting package around a series of brainteasers and mini-games (you need only look at Crosswords DS to see how bland and uninspired a puzzle package can be), but too many of the puzzles lack any real charm or addictiveness, and the World Tour structure only ends up being an annoying roadblock keeping you from seeing all 16 mini-games. You might get a few hours of enjoyment out of it, but at best, this Voyage is best saved for a short weekend; it's not one you'll want to take too many times.
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Game Chronicles
Brain Voyage has a few interesting puzzles and has done a decent enough job with things like the world search for a different puzzle game but there is no tangible reason to stay involved with it. There is a sharing function but other than passing a couple of good puzzles to friends there is no other multiplayer gaming. I really do not understand why these companies try so hard to reinvent the same games with these console systems and not try to come up with something unique and new. Although Dr. Knizia has done a good job with his company inventing board games and such this was nothing more than a waste of time.
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GamingExcellence
The Nintendo DS has other logic games in its repertoire that are more exciting, stimulating, and feel more like a complete package. Brain Voyage does not track cognitive improvement and I do not feel smarter for having played it. Combined with the mediocre graphics and uninteresting collection of games, Brain Voyage is likely a not worth your time, even if it’s in the bargain bin.
40
Gamernode
There are better "brain games" on the market than Brain Voyage, to put things simply. For quick and engaging play, try the Brain Age games, and for a little more depth and intelligence, there's the stellar Professor Layton and the Curious Village. As for Brain Voyage, I can't bring myself to recommend picking it up.
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Gamekult
Pour un docteur spécialisé dans le domaine, ça ne fait pas très bon genre. Remue Méninges ne fait donc illusion que pendant une petite heure, jusqu'à ce que l'on réalise qu'il ne s'agit ni plus ni moins que d'une espèce de compil' lassante et bancale, incapable de se singulariser de la concurrence malgré le sourire hypocrite de son docteur. Bref, auf Wiedersehen, Reiner !