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Review New Words With Friends
Words with friends returns again to conquer the world
Author: Kevin Vadala
Date: 20 Oct 2014, tested on Samsung GT-I9500 Galaxy S4
Fun game has remained unchanged
Ads, what is new?
New Word with Friends for Android is the newer version of the popular Words with Friends. It has the same word-based gameplay as its predecessor, and honestly, it doesn't do too much different. In some ways, I think its just a way for them to get old players of the app to get addicted (or frustrated) again.
The app works the same way. You have your account, and then the friends on your account that you can add through Facebook. From there you can challenge your friends to a match, and then you get to make the first move. The game plays out like scrabble where you place word tiles that connect to each other to gain points. You get more points for long or more complex word choices and creative tile placement. If your friend isn’t taking their turn, you can nudge them when sends them another notification to play.
The game has good polish. Inside the game you can see who are you are playing with at the top with their respective pictures, and everything around the app has cute poppy sound effects. Its also easy to switch between games as well. There is a community option where you can play with someone random, and there is also the ability to chat with the person you are playing with.
Unfortunately, the app does have ads and they are fairly frequent. They tend to happen once you exit a game and your turn is over. It also has one that pokes out at the bottom.
New Word with Friends plays very similar to the old Words With Friends. You won’t be able to tell the difference between the two apps unless you do an intense side by side comparison. Mainly, things remain the same and you might find a couple new features to smooth the process of beating your friends at this word game.