Influent è un gioco di apprendimento linguistico incentrato principalmente sull'acquisizione e sulla pronuncia dei vocaboli. È davvero fantastico.
Valutazione degli utenti: Perlopiù positiva (511 recensioni)
Data di rilascio: 20 mar 2014

Accedi per aggiungere questo articolo alla tua lista dei desideri o per contrassegnarlo come articolo che non ti interessa

Nota: If you are purchasing Influent for the first time, choose the language you would like to learn. If you've already purchased one language, you can buy additional languages as DLC.
The game's User Interface is currently available in English, Japanese, Russian, German, Swedish, French, Spanish, Italian, European Portuguese, and Brazilian Portuguese

Acquista Influent - Português [Learn European Portuguese]

Acquista Influent - 普通话 [Learn Mandarin Chinese]

Acquista Influent - Français [Learn French]

Acquista Influent - English [Learn English]

Acquista Influent - 한국어 [Learn Korean]

Acquista Influent - Italiano [Learn Italian]

Acquista Influent - Русский [Learn Russian]

Acquista Influent - 日本語 [Learn Japanese]

Acquista Influent - български [Learn Bulgarian]

Acquista Influent - Deutsch [Learn German]

Acquista Influent - Español [Learn Spanish]

Acquista Influent - Latina [Learn Latin]

Acquista Influent - Português do Brasil [Learn Brazilian Portuguese]

Acquista Influent - Suomi [Learn Finnish]

Acquista Influent - Norsk [Learn Norwegian]

Acquista Influent - Svenska [Learn Swedish]

 

Consigliato dai curatori

"It is not meant to teach you a whole new language but help you expand on your vocabulary. This game makes the learning process fun and simple."
Guarda la recensione completa qui.

Aggiornamenti recenti Mostrali tutti (8)

28 aprile

Norway Doorway



SEE THE OFFICIAL BLOG POST HERE

Vikings Rejoice!

The Norwegian Language Pack has arrived! With special thanks to our awesome friends at Krillbite Studio and the Hamar Game Collective for making this possible, we're happy to announce the release of Influent's 16th Language Pack.

If you are already a proud owner of Influent, you can grab yourself a copy of the Norwegian DLC for $4.99 USD right here on Steam. Otherwise, you can pick up the full game packaged with Norwegian or any of the other 15 Language Packs for $9.99 USD.

Happy Pillaging!

2 commenti Ulteriori informazioni

7 aprile

Spring Sale [50% OFF]



SEE THE OFFICIAL BLOG POST HERE

Spring Has Sprung!

It's finally here! To celebrate the warm weather and long sunny days, why not stay inside and play a video game? No need to frolic with the bunnies and butterflies when you could be learning to speak Japanese, German, or any of the fifteen Language Packs on offer!

Seriously though, go outside and enjoy the beautiful weather. Once you've soaked up some sun and have had enough frolicking, you can head back inside to your computer and pick up a fresh copy of Influent or any of the Influent Language Packs for 50% off!

This sale event will run for a total of two weeks, ending at midnight on April 19th.

(Finnish & Brazilian Portuguese are available on sale via The Humble Store)

3 commenti Ulteriori informazioni

Recensioni

““Influent è un ottimo modo per imparare nuovi vocaboli. Mi piace l'idea e mi piace la realizzazione. Influent ottiene un punteggio di 9 su 10.””
9/10 – http://www.gameskinny.com/cv8lb/influent-a-fun-supplement-to-language-learning

““È grazie alla sua 'giocacità' che Influent spicca; è l'aspetto che lo distingue dagli altri, guadagnandosi un posto in un qualsiasi round di studio che si rispetti.””
4/5 – http://www.hardcoregamer.com/2014/05/28/review-influent/86161/

Riguardo questo gioco

Andrew Cross è infuriato!


Per tre lunghi anni è rimasto seduto e immerso nel suo lavoro a sviluppare un dispositivo che credeva fermamente sarebbe stato una svolta tecnologica nel modo in cui le persone avrebbero interagito con il mondo attorno a loro, un dispositivo che avrebbe potuto analizzare un qualunque oggetto nel mondo reale e poi fornirne il nome in una qualsiasi lingua! Soprannominando debitamente la sua nuova incredibile invenzione "SanjigenJiten", Andrew organizzò un appuntamento per dimostrare le incredibili capacità del dispositivo alla più grande società tecnologica del mondo, la Technoglobe International.


Ma durante la sua visita, si innamorò di una ragazza conosciuta in laboratorio, e mentre lei "rubò" il suo cuore, qualcun altro silenziosamente entrò e rubò il suo dispositivo! Ora la Technoglobe andò e rapidamente commercializzò il SanjigenJiten come se fosse il proprio, rivendicando anche lo stesso nome che Andrew aveva così sapientemente inventato!


Ora, però, Andrew Cross ha un piano. Ha realizzato una versione ulteriormente migliorata del suo SanjigenJiten e ha lanciato una campagna online giurando di imparare 300 parole di una lingua straniera per sensibilizzare le persone sul palese furto della Technoglobe e dimostrare che il suo dispositivo funziona veramente! Ma il SanjigenJiten funziona veramente? Andrew può davvero riuscirci?! Gioca a Influent e scoprilo!!!


“Immergendo il giocatore nella lingua che vuole imparare, Influent modella da vicino il modo in cui impariamo naturalmente la nostra lingua madre. Consiglio di provare Influent.”
-Steve Hammond, Somnambulant-Gamer


Ispirato dai titoli della Dreamcast di una volta (ossia Shenmue e Toy Commander), Influent immerge i giocatori in un ambiente 3D completamente interattivo dove i nomi di assolutamente tutti gli oggetti nel gioco possono essere scoperti con un semplice clic! In realtà, possono essere apprese ancora più informazioni con un doppio clic! Ogni porta, ogni cassetto e ogni armadio può essere aperto con un clic del pulsante destro del mouse qui e un clic del pulsante destro del mouse lì, rivelando sempre più cose da imparare! Riempito fino all'orlo di centinaia di pronunce audio native (scrupolosamente e appositamente registrate per questo gioco), Influent offre ai giocatori l'opportunità unica di divertirsi apprendendo sia i vocaboli che la pronuncia della lingua che hanno scelto.


Con 10+ lingue attualmente scaricabili, Influent combina le gioie di un videogioco con il processo di apprendimento di una lingua, fornendo di conseguenza premi e risultati nella vita reale che i giocatori conserveranno per il resto della loro vita.


Influent: l'apprendimento delle lingue ridefinito.

  • Audio di persone madrelingua
  • Funzione di scambio dei sinonimi
  • Apprendi al ritmo che desideri!
  • Appartamento moderno completamente interattivo
  • Più di 420 parole da raccogliere e padroneggiare
  • Include nomi, aggettivi e verbi
  • 10+ lingue tra cui scegliere (altre ne verranno aggiunte presto!)


  • Come faccio esattamente ad acquistare il gioco?
Se sei confuso su come acquistare il gioco, leggi il seguente esempio di Mark e Patricia.

Se Mark vuole imparare il latino, dovrebbe acquistare dal negozio l'oggetto "Influent - Latina [Learn Latin]". Se sua moglie Patricia vuole poi imparare lo svedese, allora Mark dovrebbe acquistare dal negozio l'oggetto DLC (contenuto scaricabile) chiamato "Influent DLC - Svenska [Learn Swedish]". Questo può essere fatto anche dalla prospettiva di Patirica, e si avrà lo stesso identico risultato con Patricia che acquisterà il gioco di base in svedese e che poi acquisterà il DLC di latino per Mark, per sé stessa o per chiunque altro e che si potrà utilizzare sullo stesso computer.

  • Avete intenzione di rilasciare altre lingue? E se sì, quando???
I nuovi pacchetti di lingua verranno rilasciati non appena verranno completati. Sul sito ufficiale è presente un elenco completo delle lingue che saranno presto disponibili.


Dai un'occhiata all'Hub della Comunità per le Domande frequenti e per altre cose interessanti!

UNA BREVE PANORAMICA STORICA


Influent è un gioco di apprendimento linguistico incentrato principalmente sull'acquisizione e sulla pronuncia dei vocaboli. È stato inizialmente sviluppato in Giappone all'Entertainment Computing Laboratory dell'Università di Tsukuba grazie alla Monbukagakusho Government Research Scholarship.

Dopo che i fondi a sostegno della ricerca si esaurirono, ulteriori fondi provenienti da una campagna di enorme successo su Kickstarter consentirono il completamento del gioco. Un documento di ricerca sulle idee che abbracciano il gioco e le sue applicazioni è stato pubblicato dalla Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ) e può essere visionato nella sua interezza qui.

Requisiti di sistema

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP or later
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Pretty much any 3D graphics card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Made with Unity
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.5 or later
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Pretty much any 3D graphics card
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Made with Unity
    Minimum:
    • OS: Any (tested on Ubuntu)
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Pretty much any 3D graphics card
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Made with Unity
Recensioni utili dai clienti
124 persone su 137 (91%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
1.0 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 29 dicembre 2014
GREAT CONCEPT BUT LACKING CONTENT

First off you must understand this is a vocabulary learning game and nothing more. If you dont have another form of learning the language this game is pretty much useless. I got this to brush up on french I had learned in high school. I paid $5 for it on sale and even at that price felt slightly disappointed. I had no idea you would be restricted to a one bedroom apartment with access to only learning 400 mundane names of household items. If this game was expanded to a small town type environment where you could go to say the store, a trainstation, etc. This game would be 5 stars, If a DLC was released with at least an equal number of new words in a new environment i would consider paying another $5 for it.
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No Divertente
88 persone su 97 (91%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
1 persona ha trovato questa recensione divertente
2.7 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 12 febbraio
(This review is about the German version of the game)

Numerous items in this game can be highlighted separately despite not having own words associated to them (for example parts of a light switch), numerous words are pronounced weirdly, there are multiple speakers pronouncing them and at least one of them is really bad at the language, some German nouns chosen only fit poorly, and some are flat out wrong (flowers in their pots are surrounded by "garbage"...; "bottles" become "cans"), while the 'synonyms' listed leave much to be desired.
A good few of the objects in the game are also extremely American, like extensive baseball equipment, or skateboards, and won't be seen in many of the countries whose languages the different DLCs aim to help with.
Considering how long this has been on Steam without such things being rectified, I can't assume that any of the above will be fixed in further patches.

Before the "screen" becomes a "computer", I can't quite view this as jolly.

It gets downright infuriating in the time attack tests when it asks you for a "pen", and it actually wants the "pencil", while the "pen" is viewed as wrong (bonus: only the pencil can "write", the pen can't...), or when it wants a "lamp", and the "light" is seen as a fundamentally different creature.


Edit:
By now, I've found dozens of wrongly pronounced words, as well as a bunch with wrongly assigned genders.
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No Divertente
17 persone su 19 (89%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
4.1 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 15 dicembre 2014
I'd definitely recommend this game for people who want to expand their vocabulary, but there are a few things I'd like to point out.
-While this is almost never required for romance languages, in Japanese, Chinese and Korean, words, Especially adjectives and verbs, can be synonymous but imply different things. This is almost always the case in Japanese, where verbs have transitive and intransitive forms, but this is not listed in the definition, only one form is presented. This means doing research on the word you'll find yourself using more will help you be more fluent in the long run.
-So much katakana... I'd like to see really rare kanji forms of words, as they can appear in stories and some videogames (You know, like English games using the words, 'Thee', 'Thou', etc. They're rare because of their age, but they can still find a use in medieval style games!). In fact, I might prefer it that way as I want to learn as much words as possible and converting English to katakana is easy when you learn about how Japanese pronunciation works. Just add a note to say it's rare to avoid confusion.
-Some objects are... Odd. I saw this red box and the definition said it was a piggy bank or something, I was confused until I saw a dial, which meant it was a safe. Maybe you should make objects cliched/stereotyped and exaggerated to help people understand with a quick glance.
-It doesn't follow spaced repitition, so you can mash the replay button endlessly until you get yourself a star. If you're a serious learner, never press the replay button, as you just bring it back to your short term memory and fail to remember it the next few days, at least space the replays by an hour the *first* time you try it.
-Lists make it too easy sometimes, avoid using them and just use the random button, as I found myself just clicking whatever's next to the last object I clicked on, as I was able to remember the next thing I added right after. This is a mnemonic that relies on the location of the object INGAME, so it doesn't really help you learn. If you really want to do lists, run around the whole house clicking random items and adding them to the list, avoiding any sort of order or pattern.

And here's some tips for Japanese:
-Avoid Romaji, in fact, do kanji, when you don't know a word, you don't know it, there's no improving your ability to decipher meaning from kanji, so just dive right into it. Do kana if you're really keen on learning pronunciation before reading, and want to do it really, really quickly. Same thing probably applies with Pinyin and Hanzi, but I haven't played the Chinese version so I don't know if Pinyin is provided.
-The dots that appear between kana when you look at how to read the kanji is important, memorise the kana in sections divided by the dots, and their associated kanji (e.g. (毎日 [まい*にち] まい is 毎 and にち is 日)) This is important, words might have multiple readings, and you might get them wrong, but if you memorise at least ONE reading for the kanji, you can type it on a computer, and even get the correct reading by typing the kanji on a dictionary.
-While katakana is easy when you know it well enough, sometimes it isn't, as you might say different versions of a word (E.g. Fairy Floss vs. Cotton Candy, (Well, it's neither when translated to Japanese, but you get my point!)) or it's just katakana but isn't based on English, (e.g. パン for bread). Either way, it's nice to learn a ton of katakana in this game as you get badges for it.

Other than that, it's good as you'll find objects in an every day home, and the exploration stops you from being bored quickly, and most importantly:
It makes you think of (and therefore associate the word you're learning with) objects and pictures, rather than the English translation, which means that you can achieve fluency which allows you to form sentences in the language you want in your head directly, rather than creating an English sentence, translating it to your wanted language, THEN saying, writing or expressing it.
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No Divertente
17 persone su 19 (89%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
1 persona ha trovato questa recensione divertente
8.8 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 20 gennaio
So I was robbing this dude's apartment and ended up learning a new language.

Seriously, though, this is a fun way to learn all those boring but essential words like bed, shelf, couch, etc. The game keeps you motivated with the To-Do List and the unlockables, as well as the Steam achievements.

Does it go beyond basic words? Yes! For pretty much every noun, you eventually unlock an adjective, adverb, verb, etc. that goes along with it, giving you context to use your new words in! Now you know how to call your television stupid or a book interesting. (Sentences are not given, though, just to clarify that.) More than one adjective is given to plenty of nouns, so there are more words to learn that you think at first. There's also fun with the treasure hunt element to it as far as some of the words/items go, like finding slippers under the bed.

While I would happily recommend this to a complete beginner, I've been learning Russian for about eight months and I still found this game to be incredibly useful. Each way of testing yourself comes with simple and useful options. Don't know the Cyrillic alphabet yet? You can choose for the Russian words to be in Latin characters/Romanized. (I am guessing this would ring true for other language options.) You can choose to be tested on the words with or without audio, with or without sound, and with or without your native language translation. (Having all enabled is the default, of course.)

Also, the voice is a pleasant female one, if that matters to you.

The option to test your vocabulary words being given only the audio and not the text has helped me a lot, so I would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to improve their listening/recognition skills.

It also helps that for each test, there are repeat items in each room, so when you're doing kitchen vocabulary, you can click on the book in the kitchen without having to go into another room, and you don't need to walk over to the bathroom just so you can click on soap, since both also exist in the kitchen. So there is a lot of unnecessary moving around avoided.

I had to reconfigure the trackpad on my MacBook to be able to enable the right-click options (which are important, since they open doors, shelves and whatnot) but it was quite simple. The game also is very clever and you can click on things very easily, even if you're at a weird angle. You don't need to be close to click on things, which is nice when you want to click on the magnet in the other room.

Like other people said it's not something you'd use to learn the entire language. It doesn't go into grammar. But if there was a language-learning food pyramid, this could definitely be your хлеб.
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No Divertente
13 persone su 17 (76%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
0.1 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 2 marzo
You just Read and learn how to speak in different languages!

It is a great game! you do not know how to build frases but at least you know how to read/saying a word of the thing!

give it a try! :)

Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No Divertente
7 persone su 7 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
56.1 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 6 aprile
Influent is the best 'gamification' of vocabulary learning I have come across. I have spent over 10 hours with the Russian edition, I hesitate to call it a game so I'll say "application". Reading the negative reviews I am dissapointed with the community. You are simply a fool if you think you can just 'play' this and somehow become fluent or even remotely competent in your chosen language. Even a basic level of comprehension takes at least a year to develop with a lot of hard work involved in that year.

Influent will not teach grammar, it is simply and audio/visual application that softens the monumentual blow of learning hundreds of foreign words. Personally I have found it incredibly useful.

It works by giving you control of an avatar in a typical apartment, you can swap between third and first person to explore and click on items to have a native speaker exclaim what the items is and you're also given a textual display of the item. You can then choose to add the item to a vocab list and once you add 10 items it completes the list and allows you to come back at any point to attempt a 'Time Attack' where the items in the list are randomised, the native speaker announces what item they want you to find.

I highly recommend Influent as an AID to your language learning, not the only source.
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No Divertente
8 persone su 9 (89%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
1 persona ha trovato questa recensione divertente
5.0 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 7 marzo
"Learning unknown languages with ordinary items in your flat"
Some items are parent items which have children like bed to pillow, matrasse, blanket and bedframe.
If you master some nouns (make a challenge 3 times without writing and other hints)
you can also open linked adjectives and verbs. 420 words can be found max.
Nervewracking is just the soundtrack restarts in every exploring phase and fanblades are apparently moving. Btw I cannot fly the plane ...
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No Divertente
9 persone su 11 (82%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
4.3 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 11 gennaio
It's a nice game, it will teach you some substantives and some few verbs and adjectives.

However, it's all limited to a room, kitchen and bathroom scenario, which, its a bit useless since it miss lots of important words.

Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No Divertente
6 persone su 6 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
1 persona ha trovato questa recensione divertente
7.8 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 3 maggio
Influent is a great pastime for all language learners out there. Be warned, though: Influent is only about words. Forget the detailed explanation and examples given by Duolingo. Influent only tells us the gender of the words, their writing and their pronunciation.

This is not necessarily a bad thing as the interaction with objects (image association) greatly helps learn all the words. The very early on unlocked "Time Attack" mode tests our knowledge by randomly picking objects we've already found. Well, random is not a must but it is best not to test our short-term memory so let Influent pick from the entire list as it sees fit! Naturally, the more words we add to our vocabulary the greater challenge it will be to remember them.

To make it harder we can hide the text and force ourselves to listen closely to the recorded audio. Adjectives and verbs are not available at the beginning; by successfully completing the challenges we earn stars - these can then be spent to unlock the related words. Note that some of the objects are tricky to find: by pressing ctrl we can look at objects in a more detailed way. For instance, looking at the bed only yields us the word bed itself but by pressing ctrl the words mattress, bed frame, pillow and cover sheet can, too, be learned. This child-parent relationship adds extra fun to the exploration. The computer on the guy's desk is another example: pressing ctrl makes the keyboard, mouse, speaker and display available.

Pros:

--- A great way to help us learn a new language or improve upon our existing knowledge.
--- Objects are many and varied: thanks to Influent I'll surely remember the word stapler in French. :)

Cons:

--- Only 420 words... the apartment is nice but we could go elsewhere. For instance, we could visit the parents at their house which would allow us to see the garden. A house also has a cellar and a loft thereby allowing us to learn more. Not to mention the added pets or other animals as in the flat we only have a cat.
--- Expensive. I find 10 euros a bit much for one language pack. Duolingo is free which lacks this image association technique with the interactive gameplay but greatly makes up for it with more topics and - most of all - grammar.

Still, Influent is a great concept and hopefully it'll be expanded upon with new words & places to visit!
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No Divertente
4 persone su 4 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
1.6 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 6 marzo
Great learning aid. Does what it advertises and helps you learn foreign words.

some funny easter eggs too.

To people writing negative reviews because you expected it to teach you an entire language

learn to read. seriously. it says that it teaches words, not languages.
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No Divertente
8 persone su 12 (67%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
1 persona ha trovato questa recensione divertente
1.4 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 2 marzo
Last Review

I finally got the game to work. Not even sure how. I installed and unistalled drivers, updated BIOS, ran as Admin, compatibility mode, with overlay, without overlay, downloaded dlls, deleted local files, installed again, checked cache integrity etc. Nothing worked. Then, it just did. But that is the Computer world sometimes.

Anyway, after being put to too much stress for a pretty simplistic (yet awesome concept) I can only NOT recommend this game.

Reasons:
1) I cannot recommend this to an average PC user if its going to have the time I had with it. Really bad time. For all of you that had no issues, well, that is why you should write your review and I do mine. You cannot justify my horrible experience with yours. It is just stupid.
2) It is not a finished game if it has that many bugs (in my opinion). Not very good quality control
3) Based on other reviews, the language I chose to learn (german) have many vocabulary problems. I wouldn't know that, I don't speak german. I did try the English version on my girlfriend PC and it was very good. If average people are finding problems with the pronuntiation and vocabulary, then maybe they should give their quality control team a bigger push.
4) Really good concept but is too limited. Maybe it has the potencial, but as right now... No.

It is not a waste of money at all. It is a good Tool for learning, but for my experience, I can't recommend.


1st Review
Stuck on:

0 save files found
Loading Deutsch

Black screen for about 1 hour and a half...

2nd Review
NO, I did not let the black screen run for 1 hr. I tried making it work for that long. I am ♥♥♥♥♥♥. Never had a problem with a game like this. It should be pretty straight forward, but it is not. NOT WORKING, as of right now.
When it does, I will try it again and give a better review of the actual game, but right now: its a NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NOOOOOO
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No Divertente
3 persone su 3 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
0.2 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 2 maggio
2.0/10.0

I was expecting more of this game. I expected something like a challenge, where you get to know what some word means, and then have to translate the words or a sentence into the other language. Or something like that.
But the game is quite trivial and useless. The only thing you can do, is walk around in a little apartment, click at some objects, the game will tell you what the thing is called in the chosen language. When you had choose ten words, you can go in to a time race mode, and now you have to find the objects again, which you choose in the first round. Quite boring and trivial IMO.
The game is furthermore quite unintuitive, and the controls sucks! When you walk around in third person view, you have to use the mouse to look around.
The concept of the game is great. But I was expecting something more innovative, challenging and "fun" than this. I actually regret, that I spend money on this game.
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No Divertente
4 persone su 5 (80%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
2.3 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 6 marzo
This is super smart and well done. Sure, it's a little confusing at first, but once you get the hang of it all, you're learning languages effortlessly! Seriously, I am super impressed, and would recommend this game to anyone who wishes to start learning a new language.

GG devs.
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No Divertente
2 persone su 2 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
8.0 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 14 dicembre 2014
While it DOES NOT teach you an entire language at once (rather single words) it is quite a decent interactive dictionary. Learning words was never easier than using Influent.

Although you will have to look for instructions about grammar elsewhere, it is a great help along the way.
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No Divertente
2 persone su 2 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
0.3 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 25 febbraio
While thorough, and comprehensive in the number of languages to whom it applies, I felt let down by the fact that it didn't have a more open world to explore. Maybe a block, filled with buildings, so that you could learn vocab outside of your apartment. I bought it to help me with Spanish; unfortunately, I don't think the environment presented in the game can help me expand my vocabulary as much or as well as hanging out with native speakers, something easily possible in the United States.


It seems mostly oriented (by features and environment,) towards Asian languages. That, together with the inability to change Spanish dialects (continental vs. new world,) makes it rather a disappointment for me.
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No Divertente
2 persone su 2 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
0.8 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 22 aprile
I highly recomment not to buy.

You can learn new vocabulary, or practice some you know by clicking on everything inside an appartment (you never leave the appartment). That's all you can do, then review it or play a time attack where you have to click objects. And t's not like you're going to click 100 objects and learn that in a day, not even 50. The game gets boring after playing for about 5-10 minutes because of this, and because you are in a very small place.

I thought it had some other sort of gameplay that included language learning, not just clicking on some objects. There are many other apps or tools you can buy for this money or that are free which are better for learning.
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No Divertente
2 persone su 2 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
0.3 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 26 febbraio
For now, it's just a game with a room to explore all the corresponding words of your chosen language of those see items.
So it is a vocaburary memorizing game, for now.

Hope there will be more elements incoming.
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No Divertente
2 persone su 2 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
0.9 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 15 marzo
If you were in elementary school during the 1980's, you might just be old enough to remember floppy disks, Apple DOS, and the frightening noises that those old disk drives used to make when reading. You may also remember the scores of educational video games designed to teach spelling, math, history, and/or hygene; most not particularly fun or memorable.
Influent is the bad-♥♥♥ nephew of the old educational games that used to put us to sleep in 4th grade. The gameplay is super-straightforward, click your way around a five room apartment and click on objects to hear the names pronounced in a different language than you are used to. After a while of doing this, you'll assemble a vocabulary list, and you can set yourself up to go back through the apartment and match the words with the objects.
Something important to understand going in; Influent is not actually a *language* tutor, tt's a vocabulary tutor. It does teach parts of speech, offer synonyms, pronounce words, and if the language in question has multiple alphabets, it can be toggled between them. You'll be able to associate the words with a picture, and since the apartment is pretty well organized (No spare set of sneakers in the fridge,) you'll be able to form easier or harder vocab lists by choosing from different kinds of items. (A very easy one might include only items in the bathroom, while a hard one will have you running all over the apartment.)
Influent won't actually teach sentence structure, detail word usage, or explain phrasing. As such, this is probably best used with a language that you speak a little of, but need to improve fluency with. (As opposed one you don't know anything about at all.)
It's sort of like video flash cards on horse steroids, and as far as that goes, it accomplishes it pretty damn well.
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No Divertente
2 persone su 2 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
1 persona ha trovato questa recensione divertente
1.8 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 13 marzo
Influent (Espanol) teaches you just enough spanish to trick people into thinking you know spanish. This will always end badly since this program teaches vocab only (as described) and not how to put the words together. It's alright though, because once you have mastered this program you will be the fully functional equivalent of a Mexican toddler, able to excitedly point at items around the house and poorly imitate a native speaker's practiced voice.

Everybody has to start somewhere though, and this is a fantastic way to dip your toe in the waters without becoming overwhelmed.
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No Divertente
2 persone su 2 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
1 persona ha trovato questa recensione divertente
1.6 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 26 febbraio
A
M
A
Z
I
N
G
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No Divertente