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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Ease of Play
Figuring out the mechanics of the game is easy, but the in-game dictionary doesn't recognize a lot of words that would seem obvious.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that WordUs2 is a vocabulary-inspired puzzle game. Users must guess the word, often in a time limit or with a limited number of guesses, with only a single letter as their initial clue. The game will keep players guessing and can be extremely challenging at times. Younger players whose spelling skills are fledgling will quickly become frustrated. Older players, though, who enjoy brain teasers will appreciate the game's clue system (if the letter is in the word, but was guessed in the incorrect spot, you're alerted to it).
Is It Any Good?
WordUs2 (which, as far as we can tell, has a superfluous number at the end) is a love it or hate it game. It's full of puzzles that can confound, stump, and aggravate you one minute, and fill you with a sense of euphoria the next. With a Spartan, efficient design, it's an easy game to learn to play -- and if you're the type of person who lives for word puzzles, it will delight you. But be warned that if you're just a casual fan of the word games genre, the in-game dictionary can be full of baffling omissions (despite its claim of containing thousands of words) that can turn fun into frustration. In either case, it's a great time-killer, potential vocabulary builder, and certainly has the potential to chew up several hours.
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