Puzzledom is the 14th game in my Keep It or Delete It review series. Puzzledom is a game with many different types of puzzles to solve.
I played this game on my LG V20 Android Smartphone. I have played this game for months.
What Kind of Game Is Puzzledom?
There are many different types of puzzles in this game. You choose your puzzle type, and you solve all the levels available.
You unlock new puzzles as you beat the puzzles available to you. The developer also adds new puzzle types over time.
I like the variety of puzzles in this game, and I had fun solving the puzzles. That is the main strength of this game. It is hard to get bored with the game as there is almost always something new to try.
At the time of this review, the game had 18 game modes to play.
The Puzzles Are Fun to Play
The puzzles in the game are very basic. But sometimes simple puzzle games like this are a great way to pass the time.
If You Are Stuck the Game Has Hints
The game has hints. Well, what it calls hints anyway. The hints are really a show me the answer button. I personally don’t like this much. I think small hints that point you in the right direction are better.
By showing the answer, you take away, the fun of solving the puzzle, to begin with! Why play a puzzle game, like this, if you think the puzzles are too hard or no fun?
The game looks good. It is quite a simple style, but it is good enough. The game is light on sound, and it sounds good as well.
How Does This Game Get You to Spend Money?
The Game Sells a Currency
You can buy coins in this game. The coins are used to unlock new game modes and to buy hints. I got enough coins for free that I never worried too much about how many I had. I don’t use the coins for hints often, though.
You can optionally unlock new game modes by beating levels. You don’t need to spend coins here unless you are very excited about a particular puzzle type.
The Game Sells You a Subscription
How This Subscription Works
This is how this subscription works. You keep on getting billed $8 USD until you cancel it. You have to cancel the service in Google Play and not in the game.
If you don’t cancel within 24 hours of the auto-renewal, you still get charged $8 USD.
The Price Is Very High
Also the price is quite high. $8 USD a week is over $30 a month. That is way too high of a cost compared to more useful services. I don’t even pay that much money on online streaming or buying games in general!
Levels Are Locked Behind the Membership
The developer is locking new content behind this subscription. They are level types you can not play if you don’t spend money. If the cost to play these levels was a one-time purchase, that would be somewhat understandable.
But to lock new content behind a recurring paywall is inexcusable. This is a simple puzzle game with many puzzles. I don’t think a subscription is warranted.
The Membership Does Not Give You Very Much
You don’t get very much with your purchase either. You get more coins which are used for hints in the game. There is no reason to need excess hints, though.
If you are using hints all the time, then you are not solving levels. I don’t see why somebody would want to play a puzzle game and have it solve everything for you.
You Need to Subscribe to Get Rid of Ads
Also, you need to buy VIP to get rid of ads now. When I originally started to play this game, removing ads was a one time cost of $3 USD.
At the time, I thought this was an OK price to pay to support a developer. It seems now though the developer wants to make even more money.
Subscriptions like This Are Deceptive
I also feel like subscriptions like this are deceptive. People might not pay attention and forgot about it and end up being billed many times until they figure it out.
How Does This Game Annoy You?
The game shows ads often.
My Overall Thoughts on Puzzledom
When I first started playing this game, everything was good. I liked it a lot. I would have recommended the game then. That was the past.
Puzzledom is fun and looks neat, but a subscription ruins the experience with locked content and pointless extras.
Do I Recommend Puzzledom?
No. Even though the game is fun, I can’t recommend something like this. Most of the puzzles in Puzzledom exist as apps on Google Play, and I recommend finding alternatives.
Will I Keep on Playing Puzzledom?
No. I may have spent $3 USD on the game, but I won’t play the game anymore.