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Old 11-28-2012, 11:41 AM
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Default Writer Rumble - (by GameFly Games) - Universal App


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Old 11-28-2012, 11:53 AM
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That looks good
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:04 PM
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Definitely one I've been watching for a while. When it was first announced it looked like it was going to be an ipad exclusive but now it seems to be universal.
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:35 PM
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Wow... and I thought that "Word Fighter" was never going to come out!
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:15 AM
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So,did anyone actually try this one? I'm curious
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:52 AM
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Who play it ? this game look interesting
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Old 11-29-2012, 02:33 AM
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Added the trailer to the first post, downloading now
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:28 AM
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Downloaded but can't try until later. I've got my fingers crossed that Thomas Pynchon's one of the 6 characters.
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:02 AM
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Yep, this is another hugely polished outing that shouldn't go overlooked. The artwork, music, and gameplay all stand out, but I get the feeling it's not going to get the love it deserves.

The game is basically Street Fighter meets Boggle, with the aim being to create as many unique 3+ letter words as possible in order to do damage to your opponent in a standard fighting game "best out of three rounds" arrangement. Naturally, the longer and higher-scoring the words are, the more damage is done; trying spam CAT, HAT, SAT, RAW, WAR is usually not the most effective route. :P

There are six characters: Edgar (Poe); Agatha (Christie); The Brothers (Grimm); Jane (Austen); Homer (not Simpson); and Howard (Lovecraft), and in multiplayer each character has a pre-chosen set of three unique abilities and attacks that can affect the board, the other player, or themselves. Unfortunately, the game has no AI, so the single-player mode is a wave-based survival affair set in a library, where you choose your own three abilities and try to last as long as possible against a variety of slowly advancing... "things"... from the works of the writers in question.

For multiplayer, there are random quick matches, friend matches, local Bluetooth matches, split-screen (on iPad), and the ability to search for specific people. The split-screen game works really well, with the option to independently flip each half of the screen, so you can play side-by side or sitting across from each other. I just finished playing (and winning) a random match online, and the game goes by really fast; to be diplomatic, this is obviously one best played with - ahem - literate people. ^_-

The game lets you challenge people from your Facebook or Twitter, but doesn't become intrusive with these; there are also no IAPs to be found. In addition, there are GC achievements and leaderboards. The game keeps tracks of your stats, both in terms of your long-term accomplishments (win/loss record, survival score, highest scoring word, and favourite fighter), and your individual match performance, where you'll be shown post-game the various words you found and the abilities you used.

One off-beat thing I'd quite like to potentially see added is a fast-paced four-player "tag-team" mode for two teams of two people, where each player gets 15 seconds or so to play before their partner swaps in, and so forth.
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:18 AM
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Unfortunately no story, no campaign, just endless wave mode for single player.

But still nice artwork and funny writers.
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