I know, I know, how dare I go throwing around subjective ideas like “Words With Friends is better than Angry Birds.” Well, I’m sorry but for me, it is. But, that’s not the point of this post. I want to tell you about Words With Friend (from Zynga) and what I like about it.
Availability: This is one of my favorite things about Words. Today I connected my iPad and my Facebook (right from within the apps interface) to my one Words account. Meaning that I can keep the game going between my iPhone, iPad and web browser, the same games, against the same people. I currently have seven games active. There is also an Android version so now everyone should have the ability to play this game.
Cost: It’s free, well sort of. I hate ads so I had to pay (on all the platforms) for an ad free version. But it’s their right to have ads and when I played with them it wasn’t a deal breaker.
Fun Factor: If you’re competitive then this is the game for you. As long as nobody cheats it’s a constant battle of wit and will. I’m not doing so well in this round but I’ve had some amazing doozies. There’s a reason Scrable (the game this “borrows” from) is so popular. Everyone wants to know if they’re smarter than their friends. It’s not entirely about knowing the dictionary either, there is a lot of strategy in being defensive, avoiding getting near bonus squares, and holding back letters you know are crucial.
I am extremely judgmental when it comes to games. For me to even bother wasting the memory space there has to be significant value for me. This game delivers, to an addictive level. Well done Zynga, I give you a 9.7/10.