Product Type: Ubisoft Nintendo DS games
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Scrabble 2009 (DS)
Member Name: TravellerJen
Scrabble 2009 (DS)
Advantages: Good concept
Disadvantages: Not the same feeling as the board game
Everyone knows what scrabble is right? Well incase you dont.. its a letter tile and word game. With your letter tiles you make words on the scrabble board.
In this DS version, you play against one opponents as you would in the normal board game and use your selected letter tiles to create a word on the board.
As the board game you only ever have 7 tiles at a time and must create a word using those tiles. Each letter, which is already set has a set score and of course the longer your word the higher chance you may have of scoring a higher score. Nouns and more common letters will score you one point and letters such as Z have a higher score of 10. Within the board also.. in order to help you score even higher points are bonus tiles, such as double letter score, triple letter score, double word score and double letter score.
In this game there are a few modes you can play. One of which is the tournament, whereby you play against one opponent at a time, of course playing scrabble. Of course each opponent as you go along gets harder and you even get timed and may sometimes lose your turn if you take too long. The further you go into the game, the more uncommon the words of the opponent gets.. so get your dictionary out!
Overall I think this is a good word game, which does make you think. However, I do believe placing a board game onto an electronic device does not give it the same feeling and you almost feel like you are cheating scrabble by playing it electronically instead of manually simply like you used to. I do like this game on the ds but it could do with abit of a change in order to make it feel abit more different! One thing that is very noticeable about this game is the music when you are playing. It almost makes you feel like screaming because of how it makes you feel. I feel very tense when playing this game and having the sound on for some reason...not sure if its meant to but for some reason for me it does.
This game has a good playability but can get abit tedious especially if the level you are on is just too hard. Maybe the levels jump too quickly from easy to medium to super hard!
Overall I would recommend playing this game if you had it lying around but maybe not buy it. Get the board game instead.
Summary: Board game but electronic
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