In the last few weeks, developer Lightwood Games has released its own spin on Sudoku (Word Sudoku by POWGI) And wordseaches (A word from POWGI) On the Xbox Store; offers unique wordplay puzzles and, perhaps more importantly, a simple gamer score. This is the third product. This time, by mashing the crossword with the word wheel, the crossword will be rotated uniquely.
And yes, there are simpler gamer scores offered. But we’ll talk more about that later.
Roundout adopts the concept of word wheel. That is, each answer is in an 8-character wheel, where you can solve crossword puzzles. There are no mysterious clues in this crossword. The answer is simply that it consists of 3-8 letters of the wordwheel. The minimum word length for a puzzle varies between 3 and 5, but there is always at least one word that uses a maximum of 8.
Unlike other word wheels, you don’t have to use any letters each time you create a word. You can choose any letter and any word length. That means you can create a surprising number of words.
Also, unlike traditional crossword puzzles, the words themselves have no clues, so Roundout’s hint system only provides the first and last letters of each word. This can be done by pressing the X button. Each time you do so, the letters of the word you don’t currently have are displayed randomly. The general usefulness of this hint system varies. It can be as painful as it would be without a hint.
It may sound a bit confusing at first, but putting words in crosswords makes it easier to understand again, like Word Sudoku and the previous One Word. Overall, roundouts are the most difficult of the three, but this depends on the variety and breadth of the vocabulary. Often I was stuck with some of the remaining words just because I had never come across them. Thankfully, you don’t have to complete the puzzle all at once, as you can always drop out and return to the puzzle later. However, the main menu doesn’t show itself, so make a note of which puzzle is half-finished. Highlight only the finished product.
Some of the words you can find (for example, the anagram of the word “this”) may not be perfect for family-friendly puzzle games, but Roundout doesn’t necessarily reject them altogether. Instead, you can find the bonus word. Words that are perfectly valid, but do not fit into crossword puzzles. These include, but are not limited to, blasphemous words, plurals, and spelling nuances of American and British English.
Like its predecessor, Roundout features the same unlikely soundtrack that can be switched off in the main menu. There’s also another feature you’ve never seen before, the ability to turn dark mode on and off. It doesn’t change things significantly, but you can switch to a dark gray background instead of a white background. Not enough apps use dark mode. This is what you scream from the roof until everything is used. So it’s nice to see Dark Mode in the roundout.
This time, a total of 120 puzzles will be completed. Roundout puzzles generally take a bit longer, although it may seem much less than the 300-word Sudoku puzzles we had or the 150 citations completed in one word.
This means that the 25 achievements offered by Roundout are a bit harder to unlock, especially if you need everything. However, it’s still easy to complete. To unlock them all, complete each of the 3, 4 and 5 letter minimum puzzles, find 5 bonus words in one puzzle, use hints or enter the wrong word You need to complete the puzzle without having to find some specific words. .. The longest way to unlock is to place a total of 500 words, which can be completed in less than 2 hours overall.
Yes, if you’ve played any of the other titles, you’ll be happy to know that the roundout is once again full of puns.
Summary by POWGI on Xbox Lightwood game Is another successful and unique word puzzle game, this time offering a decent challenge compared to other games. The features that are the subject of all three titles are still a bit light, but by their very nature, displaying crossword-type puzzles on the main screen of the house allows family interaction. Indeed, when I was playing it, my partner provided assistance by saying words that I didn’t expect. With a simpler gamer score and something that your family can participate in during the festival, you can certainly do something worse.
In recent weeks, developer Lightwood Games has released its own spins on Sudoku (Word Sudoku by POWGI) and wordseaches (One Word by POWGI) on the Xbox store. It provides a unique wordplay puzzle and, perhaps more importantly, a simple gamer score. This is the third product. This time, by mashing the crossword with the word wheel, the crossword will be rotated uniquely. Yes, a simpler gamer score is provided. But we’ll talk more about that later. Roundout adopts the concept of word wheel. So each answer is in an 8-character wheel and looks like this …
Summary by POWGI review
Summary by POWGI review
- Easier gamer score
- A decent challenge
- Another unique word puzzle game
- Same disappointing soundtrack as before
- Lack of additional features
- Many thanks for the free copy of the game-Lightwood Games
- Format-Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, TBC
- Version reviewed-Xbox Series X Xbox One
- Release Date-December 16, 2020
- Price from-£ TBC