Wordament Update Review

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Wordament Has Had a Huge Update!

The developers of Wordament recently updated the game in a big way. I am going to go over the changes and review the game again.

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How Did I Review Wordament?

I have played this version of Wordament for about a week. I played the game on my LG V20 Android smartphone.

What is Wordament?

Wordament is a game about finding many words. The game was originally was a multiplayer only game, but now there are some single player levels.

Wordament Start Screen

Gameplay Review

The Multiplayer Game Is Still the Same

The core Wordament game play still exists in the new version of the game. You tap on the multiplayer tab of the game to find it. There is not much to say here as this is the classic Wordament I know and expect.

Wordament Multiplayer Level

Wordament Is Still a Game About Finding Many Words

You have a short period of time to find words. Then the game shows your results and how you rank against the other players playing.

There Are Single Player Levels Now

What is new in Wordament is there is now saga style single player map puzzles. Each level has a grid of letters, and you need to find words to beat the level.

Wordament World 1 MapWordament World Select Screen

Single Player Levels Do Not Have Time Limits

There is no time limit in the single player game modes. You can take as long you want to find words. You earn stars in levels based on how many points you score, and you can earn three stars in each level.

There Are Many Levels

The game has many maps with many levels as most saga as games do. There are even extra levels you can play as well. You won’t have to worry about running out of words to find. There is also a quick play function that instantly gives you a puzzle to solve. This is a nice alternative if you don’t care about the maps and levels.

The New Levels Are Fun

The single player levels are a nice change of pace. I had a bad first impression because of games changes. But as I started to play it, I changed my mind. I can see my playing these stages as practice for the multiplayer game.

You Can Now Complete Challenges

Like other modern Microsoft games, there are challenges. Each day has a challenge for you to complete. You get medals based on how many challenges you complete in a month. I am not too interested in earning the medals. Some people might enjoy them though, so I suppose this is a nice addition.

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Wordament Challenge Level

Wordament Medals

Presentation Review

The Game Looks Colorful

The update brought a more colorful look to Wordament. This is the same look seen in other Microsoft games as well. The game looks OK, but I preferred the simpler look of the older version of the game.

Everything Sounds Fine

I do not have too much to say about the sounds. I still like the little tune that plays near the end of multiplayer levels. Other than that, everything sounds fine. There is nothing bad or good to mention.

Spending Factor Review

About the Wordament Premium Purchase

Wordament has the option to buy a premium membership. It costs $2 a month or $10 a year. The monthly option would end up being $12 a month if you paid for a whole year.

Wordament Premium Costs Too Much Money

I think this costs a bit too much money for me. I normally expect paying to remove ads to be a one time purchase. Even then $10 is high. The fact that the purchase is not permanent also makes the deal worse.

I do not like Wordament enough to pay $10 a year to remove ads. But if you really liked the game, I suppose the price may be worth it.

Other Bonuses in Wordament Premium

Wordament Premium also gives you more coins for completing daily challenges and double experience points. I don’t care about any of that. but you get that a well.

Annoyance Factor Review

Original Game Had Few Ads

The original version of Wordament had very little ads outside of a tiny banner ad the bottom of the game play screen. Even then this banner ad mostly showed only other Microsoft games.

There Are Now Ads in Many Places

This new update brings multiple new third-party ads. There are ads on menu screens, at the end of levels, and even banners during game play. There also full-screen ads between levels.

I don’t mind ads in Android games as long there are not too many. The ads in Wordament are not frequent enough to anger me. But they are quite annoying.

My Overall Thoughts on Updated Wordament

Overall Wordament is about the same as it was before with a few new single player game modes. The game is still fun but more annoying. 

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Will I Still Play Wordament?

I do not play Wordament as much I used to. But I still play the game sometimes. So yes, I will keep on playing the game after this review.

Do I Recommend Wordament?

I would recommend Wordament to people. It is a very fun word game.

  • (5)
    Gameplay
  • (5)
    Presentation
  • (5)
    Spending Factor
  • (2)
    Annoyance Factor
4.3

Summary

Wordament is a popular game about finding words

Pros

Fun multiplayer and single player game modes.

Fun to play many times.

Cons

Ads in multiple places.

Ads during gameplay.

Cant pay to remove ads.

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