developer: Sony Interactive Entertainment
publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Game mode: single player
game language: English
game release date for PSP:
Talkman is actually a peripheral device from Sony, which includes a microphone and software. The gadget is attached to the case and communication with the console is via USB port. Software communicates with the user in English, Korean, Chinese and Japanese. The aim of the program is to learn these four languages.
It should be explained at the outset that Talkman is not a tool that offers a complete speech course as it might seem. It is rather a short instruction, allowing you to get to know a collection of the most necessary phrases and phrases, accompanied by good fun. In this peculiar education, we are constantly accompanied by Max, a friendly and witty bird, acting as a teacher and examiner, verifying our knowledge. Ordinary lessons provide the user with the necessary phrases that are likely to be encountered when planning a trip to a given country. These are situational issues such as conversation with a taxi driver or the ability to book an exemplary table in a restaurant. In addition, each Talkman holder will receive elementary training in numbers, numbers, monetary system and other issues specific to a particular nation.
The program also implements something like games, so it is not limited to cognitive aspects only. Let's assume that we have decided to learn the language of the Middle Kingdom. After selecting the appropriate mode, Max pronounces a few Chinese sentences that are immediately translated into English - unless someone decides on one of the other three interfaces. As a last resort, a random sentence is repeated and our task is to indicate the correct translation.
The second game is already much more demanding, but you have to admit that it appears to be providing more fun to use. This time, Talkman's blue hero, speaking popular phrases, expects us to repeat them correctly with the use of the included microphone. The aim of these games is, of course, to educate through play with words.
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Uses: memory card 32 MB, microphone