Day #6: Word Duelist

Posted: 2010/11/15 in Indie Games
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]I’m purchasing an Xbox Live Indie Game every day, seeking out the quality titles that got lost in the shuffle and no longer appear in the top 50 downloads. Today is day #6, and today’s game is “Word Duelist”.

Today’s game is Word Duelist. What I liked about this game was that it offered a lot of variety in word games, but it also wove it into a narrative. You chat with characters who tell you facts, sometimes useful, sometimes amusing (such as the history teacher who insists, among other things, that the dinosaurs were killed the by U.S. civil war, and that Abraham Lincoln felt so guilty that he created robot/dinosaur hybrids and sent them back in time millions of years resulting in the dinosaurs we read about in history books). After being introduced to the campus, you are encouraged to explore, talking to characters, and challenging them in word game duels. The faculty at this university will only teach students who can best them in word combat.

For those who like their word games with a more serious tone, you may not appreciate the charm of this game. It’s time-limited challenges may also not be for those who like to savour their crosswords, and other word games, as this game is definitely a test of speed as well as vocabulary. However, for those that think a bit of charm and wacky humour, paired with a variety of styles of word puzzles, is up their alley, it’s unmissable for only 80 Microsoft Points.

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