• Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Nov 6, 2007
Metascore
68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. I was taken aback by the difficulty of the intro. The tutorial word in the fill-in-the-blank game is Villain. That was something a little over the top for my 7 year old.
  2. It's genuinely entertaining in small chunks, but there is still a lot to be said for spending time with a good book instead, or by keeping a thesaurus or a copy of the Reader's Digest handy when you have the need to feel egregiously verbose.
  3. As far as edutainment games goes, My Word Coach is one of the better ones I have spent time with and one in which nearly anyone age 8 or older should be able to get something out of.
  4. 68
    A strong concept, but the overall execution on both DS and Wii is not quite on the level of Nintendo's brain games. I hope that Ubisoft will ready improved sequels next year that fully integrate wireless DS play on the Wii version, add several more varied challenges to both, correct some of the letter recognition issues, and throw in some form of online play for good measure.
  5. An average title with a purposeful concept and not-so-stellar performance. Children will enjoy the game, but only for a short time, and adults who know how to speak English already need not apply.
  6. 65
    My Word Coach might turn on English majors, but that's about it. It's doubtful that many will find its premise to be entertaining – at least not for long, anyway.
  7. The biggest problem here is that this is a port from a Nintendo DS game that is nearly half the price, and the only addition is a few multiplayer modes.
  8. The aesthetics of the game are charming, although bland. The graphics are nothing special and the music is calm and forgettable. Tons of words and a decent handful of mini-games (multiplayer versions included) might suffice for a casual quick-play and you might actually learn something.
User Score
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. JakeH.
    Jan 28, 2008
    7
    Enjoyable yet at times frustrating. I don't feel Ubisoft made the most of the Wii controller - the menu system is the least intuitive Enjoyable yet at times frustrating. I don't feel Ubisoft made the most of the Wii controller - the menu system is the least intuitive method I have ever had to endure (why all the twisting and tilting? Why in gods name didn't they just use the pointer?!) It's a shame they couldn't translate the simple and intuitive controls of the DS over onto the Wii version. Some nice multiplayer modes are included and despite what GameZone say this is not strictly for kids - as the game manages to gauge itself quite nicely to all abilities. Full Review »
  2. LoriA.
    Dec 31, 2007
    9
    Unlike what the reviewers said, I am an adult who already speaks English and I find the game to be enjoyable. The words I encounter in the Unlike what the reviewers said, I am an adult who already speaks English and I find the game to be enjoyable. The words I encounter in the games are not likely to be found in my everyday reading. If you enjoy word games and puzzles, and like to improve yourself, you will like this game. The anagrams are challenging. The only thing I would like to see added to this game is pronunciation of the words. My entire family plays this game and my husband and I are having a little competition to see who can know the most words! Full Review »