A Parent’s Guide to Word Story – Addictive Word Game Day (App/Game)

WARNING: Reading this article may give away things in the story ranging from unimportant to plot turners.

Word Story – Addictive Word Game Day

Type: Escape, Puzzle

Basic Plot/Idea: The player is a falsely accused prisoner working to break out by means of creating words.


Game Play/Plot: 3½/5 Above Average: Let’s be honest. There’s this little part inside of everyone (or at least me) that thinks playing a game where you have to escape sounds exciting and fun. If you’ve checked out what games people play these days, you’ll also find that a lot of people like word games and word puzzles. So, why not mix the two and have a brain boggling, nerves tingling adventure?

I think this is what the creators of this app originally had in store when they designed a game where you are a falsely accused prisoner digging their way out of a prison, progress being made by picking the correct letters out of a group of letters to spell out a word. The puzzle aspect of the game is fun and over time gets progressively more difficult, but the story is poor. While at times interesting, the dialogue is awkwardly written and the ultimate reveal very anti-climatic. This aside, though, it makes a fun and challenging puzzle game.

Graphics: 3/5 Average: Graphics are stick figure characters in a finely colored and drawn set.

Music: 3/5 Average: Music is typical constant upbeat tunes, and sound affects are high pitched coin noises.

Overall: 3/5 Average: Word story is challenging in some ways and disappointing in others. Perhaps there will be improvements in the future, perhaps not. Either way, as it currently is, I recommend it neutrally, and I don’t think anyone older than twenty-one would like it.

Moral Content

Official Rating: E

Sexual and Inappropriate Content: 1½/5 Suggestive Content: There is a poster of a woman in a formfitting leotard and no tights.

Violence: 0/5 None

Swearing and Using the Lord’s Name in Vain: 0/5 None

Emotional, Intense, and Disturbing Content: 0/5 None

Religious Issues: 0/5 None

Magic: 0/5 None

Others: The player gives the guard wine until the guard falls into a drunken sleep.

Overall: 2½/5 Older Child Appropriate Some parents might not like the pin up poster or drinking, but overall it is clean. I know a lot of parents also might not like the idea of a prison break out game, even when the prisoner is falsely accused. I would recommend it to children ten to twelve and older.

Last Updated: October 22, 2018


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