Draw Something Andorid Review

Unite or fall apart over a bunch of drawings

by Stephen Carter
Gaming Review

Draw Something Andorid Review
SRP: £0.69

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The app revolution is one that has changed, and is constantly changing, the gaming world and how we interact with one another.

Due to the expansive number of phones that support multiplayer gaming via apps that can be downloaded, many titles are springing up on both Android and iPhone marketplaces.

One such title is Draw Something which takes its own unique spin on the classic Pictionary format. Created by OMGPOP, creators of other mobile games such as Boom friends, the title allows gamers on both Android and iOS to compete against one another.

Draw Something Android


Draw Something takes place with users working together in a sort of friendly competition manner in order to acquire as many coins as they possibly can. Coins being the in-game currency, which can be used to buy new items, but we’ll come back to that later. Users ‘compete’ by selecting one of three options to draw out which their competitor must guess as to what it is in order to progress.

Each word which must be drawn has a value, the easiest holding a one coin value, whilst the harder terms hold a three coin value. Of course if your drawing stumps them or it simply is appalling and they stood no chance of guessing, then you can pass it up which results in no coins being received by either player.

The presentation of the titles is easy on the eye which makes it accessible to any users even those who have no drawing ability what so ever, especially the reviewer of said title.

Draw Something Android


The charming take on the drawing and spelling theme helps things move along nicely too. Words such as ‘drawsome’ show that OMGPOP have put plenty of time into thinking up concepts for their app.

For such a simple game, performance isn't quite as smooth as you'd expect on Android. On tests on a number of devices (phones and tablets), we experienced occasional crashes, mostly when starting up the app. Load times can be long too, and although they're dependent on internet connectivity, we couldn't help but suspect that the speed was sub-optimal. The battery useage is worth noting too: you might want to have a charger to hand if you're intending to play for more than a few minutes.

Given the range of devices that support Draw Something, It's particularly disappointing for tablet owners that the game doesn't support rotation to a landscape mode. It doesn't seem like it would be a big challenge to implement and it's irritating not to have it as an option.

Draw Something Android


OMGPOP have been patching the game however, so we're optimistic for fixes and improvements in the near future.
 
Overall, Draw Something shows how games can be social as opposed to anti social as this title can bring together family, long distance friends or colleagues from across the office. Either way the game is value for money as you can have multiple games going on at once whilst looking at others' lack of drawing ability can prove to be invaluable over and over again.

Verdict

8
AVForumsSCORE
OUT OF
10

Say what you see...

  • Hilarious guessing games
  • Simple mechanics

Never saw a thing

  • Occasional bugs
  • Drains battery life
  • Expensive in-game purchases

Draw Something Andorid Review

Overall, Draw Something shows how games can be social as opposed to anti social as this title can bring together family, long distance friends or colleagues from across the office. Either way the game is value for money as you can have multiple games going on at once whilst looking at others' lack of drawing ability can prove to be invaluable over and over again.

Scores

Graphics

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6

Audio

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6

Overall

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8

Gameplay

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8

Single Player

10

Multiplayer

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8

Longevity

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8
8
AVForumsSCORE
OUT OF
10

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