Draw Something iOS iPhone Review

Unite or fall apart over a bunch of drawings

by Stephen Carter
Gaming Review

Draw Something iOS iPhone 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. So how does the game compare on both formats?

Draw Something iOS iPhone


Well firstly let’s take a look at it from an Apple point of view. As stated before, the title 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 iOS iPhone


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.

It’s a shame then that there are some unwelcome problems with the game despite it looking and feeling top notch on your Apple device. For instance, the app features in-game purchases which restricts certain content for users reluctant to part with their cash. This may be more of a personal thing as opposed to an actual problem with the game but why must users pay for more content, especially when it is just more drawing colours, when the app itself costs you money.

Something that is definitely a personal issue is the fact that this game crashes. A lot. In the time of trying to open it, I encountered four crashes in a row despite shutting it down and re-opening each time.

Draw Something iOS iPhone


This might have something to do with the fact that Draw Something also drains your battery like a plug hole drains water in your sink. Given how addictive this game can be depending how many games you have on the go this often means you are caught short when your charger is at home.

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 iOS iPhone 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

Multiplayer

10

Longevity

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6
8
AVForumsSCORE
OUT OF
10

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