Word Link Review Information
At the time of this review, Word Link was one of the top five free games on Google Play, and I was curious to see why. So I played the game to review it.
Here is the Google Play link for the game.
- Reviewed the game for two days.
- I played the game until level 72.
- Played this game on my LG V20 Android smartphone.
Word Link Gameplay Review
What kind of game is Word Link?
Word link is a word puzzle game, and there are many games like this on Google Play. These types of games are about finding so many words in a puzzle.
Every level is a puzzle, and there are so many words to find. There are extra words to find, but only the puzzle words count to finish the level. As you solve puzzles, they get harder, and there are more words to find.
The game has daily puzzles that can be solved once a day. There are also challenges that happen after so many levels.
There Are Many Word Puzzles
Word Link is about average for word puzzle game. There are many of them, so unless a game does something to stand out, it will be about as good as others.
Puzzles Are About the Same
Well, this game does not do too much there. The puzzles are fun, but they did not seem too varied. I started to see the same answers across multiple levels. For examples of games that have similar puzzles see Wordscapes and Word Cookies.
The Challenges Are Nice
The one thing this game did do that was somewhat interesting were the challenges. These showed up after beating so many levels. I found the challenges to be very hard. I can see how they can be a nice change of pace though. You can play them from the main menu as well.
The game does have daily challenges which are a great feature. These puzzles are quite harder though than the early puzzles you start on.
Word Link Presentation Review
The Game Looks OK
The game presents itself fine enough. The graphics are nothing special, but they are functional.
The Music and sounds Are OK
I can say the same of the music and sounds. I get tired of most music in Android games, so I turn it off. The music is not so bad it hurts my ears or anything, but it does not add anything to the game.
Spending Factor Review
This is another game that has a worthless subscription model. My biggest issue with these types of pay models is that they are deceptive. These Subscriptions trick into purchasing things that are not worth it.
The subscription offers you 300 diamonds a day. It also removes ads, but in this game, you can also do this by paying a $1. The subscription in this game costs $3 a week or about $12 a month.
Please do not pay $12 a month for what this game offers. There are so much better ways to spend your money.
The prices of the diamonds seem fair enough. I don’t see any need to buy them myself though. As long you enjoy puzzles and try hard you won’t need to buy any.
The game goes out of your way to give your free diamonds in almost everywhere possible. You can watch videos for diamond rewards in many ways. The game gives enough free diamonds I never needed to use them all on hints.
I got 1300 or about $5 worth of diamonds saved up from watching video ads alone. It is possible to get enough hints for free. I use hints to get a letter or two when I am very confused.
You Will Not Need Too Many Diamonds
Plus keep in mind the fun of a puzzle game is solving the puzzles on your own! I have nothing wrong with people needing a few hints or need help solving a very hard puzzle. But if you need enough hints to solve the puzzles without any effort, I ask are you enjoying the game?
Maybe some people do want a game that solves itself, but I would not enjoy a game like this.
Despite the unnecessary subscription I still would say this game is somewhat above average. The game works fine without paying anything and it gives it premium currency for free often.
Word Link Annoyance Factor Review
The game shows about an average amount of ads. Wordlink does not have banner ads while you are playing which is great. The game does not show ads after every level, but because the levels are short, it will seem as there are many.
Removing Ads Is Cheap
The game only charges $1 to remove ads as you only need to purchase any diamond package. This is rather cheap, and this is a great deal. I don’t see me paying this price though for this game. I don’t value the game enough.
My Overall Thoughts About Word Link
WordLink is fun, but it doesn’t do enough to stand out from other similar word games. Overall WordLink is about average.
I will not play Wordlink after this review. There are lots of word games on Android, and I would pick something else to play.
I would not recommend this game. Unless you are desperate for more word games, I feel there are more interesting and unique options out there. There are many games just like Wordlink, and they all play about the same.