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Text or Die Review

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What a Name!

Text or Die is a game I saw on the top free-to-play Android games charts. I downloaded the game to play it and review it.

Text or Die
Text or Die
Developer: Rollic Games
Price: Free

Text or Die Review Information

Why Did I Review This Game?

The name sounded odd, and I wondered what kind of game could this be.

How Did I Review the Game?

I played the game for about 15 minutes.

Gameplay Review

How the Game Works

Text or Die is a game about answering questions. You are playing in a tournament with three other players, and the players are bots.

The goal of the game is to answer the question with long words. After every question, the water rises, and the goal is the be the last person standing.

I am playing a round of Text or Die.
Screenshot of Text or Die Android game.

The Game Is Somewhat Fun

I like the concept of the game. I had to think for a while to consider the longest words I could form.

Long Loading Time

It took the game quite a while to load after I opened it. Why?

Would Be a More Fun Multiplayer Game

Text or Die would be a better multiplayer game. Being able to play with real people would make things more interesting.

That is assuming people didn’t cheat. I suppose a time limit would help there.

Presentation Review

How the Game Looks

The game has low poly 3D graphics. I think a more simple 2D style would have worked better.

The text or Die main menu screen.
Screenshot of Text or Die Android game.

You can unlock player skins and hats to wear while playing the game.

You can wear different outfits in Text or Die.
Screenshot of Text or Die Android game.

How the Game Sounds

There are no sounds.

Is programming audio for Android apps hard or something?

How Does This Game Get You to Spend Money?

You can pay $3 (USD) to remove ads. No way! I might pay that price to remove ads in a much nicer game.

The cost to remove ads in Text or Die is $3 (USD).
Screenshot of Text or Die Android game.

Is This Game Fair if You Don’t Spend Money?

You can unlock everything in the game by watching video ads. The game is very fair.

How Does This Game Annoy You?

Another game stuffed with ads. Banner ads, video ads galore.

I sometimes wish I could see how much ad revenue a game like this makes. I wonder if it is worth it. Sometimes, I think developers program the ads and video ads first. Then make “the game” afterward.

My Overall Thoughts on Text or Die

Text or Die is not a bad game. But I can’t say it is good either. There are thousands of word games on Google Play. Text or Die does nothing to stand out. I feel I can randomly pick another word game and find something nicer.

Do I Recommend People Play Text or Die?

I would not recommend it. But this is not the worst game you can play.

Will I Keep Playing Text or die?