Product Type: OMGPOP software for handheld and PDAs
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OMG! I'm rubbish at drawing but this is so much fun!
Draw Something (iPhone Application)
Member Name: katykicker
Draw Something (iPhone Application)
Advantages: Easy to download, fun game, easy to use, great entertainment.
Disadvantages: Sometimes people don't actually draw anything or they just spell the word!
I am the lucky owner of an iPad 3 that my husband treated me too and regularly I visit the app store to stock up on games and applications that I feel might be fun or might provide some sort of enhancement to my life in some way. One of the first games that I downloaded after setting up my iPad 3 was 'Draw Something' by OMGPOP. There were two versions available to me and I went for the paid version which is 69p (usually) and contains extra words and has no adverts at all. I have a number of games that I have paid for just because of the adverts as they do annoy the heck out of me. I personally feel that my 69p was well spent but if you're happy to put up with a few adverts on your game and possibly seeing the same words time and time again then the free version will be fine for you.
Downloading the game took just under a minute, for me at least, and was smooth and simple. All I had to do was click my selection, press buy, enter my e-mail address and password to confirm my identity and the I could have the payment taken directly from my bank account and therefore not have to worry about forgetting to pay for it or anything like that. Payment left my bank account within three working days and it cleared with no problems or anything like that, also, I've not had any problems with money disappearing from my bank account since setting a password on my iTunes account.
The concept of this game is incredibly simple. You will play against your opponent (choose to play a random one, by typing in username or selecting someone from your Facebook friends list who already plays it or even invite someone from Facebook who doesn't!). You will see three words on the screen, each word one more point than the previous and the word you select you then have to draw something that lets your opponent know what the word is without actually writing the word out.
Starting up the game is simple and you will need to set up an account so that your friends or even random opponents may be able to find you. You will need to provide a username and an e-mail address for this and the registration process takes just 30 seconds or so before you're ready to play. I actually used my Facebook account to connect to this, all I had to do was press a button and I declined any options that included posting on my behalf or accessing my status updates etc before confirming and this was very simple to do.
When it comes down to playing the actual game it is very simple. I just set up a new game (or continue an existing one) and then select the word I want to play. If none of the words appeal to me there is an option to press a 'bomb' and this then removes those words and replaces them with new ones. There was around 10 or so 'bombs' free with this when I got it and there is the option to purchase more using £'s but I have opted out of doing this so far. I started the game with just four colours to use and since then I have been spending the coins that I accumulate buying new colours with the average 'pack' of colours costing 249 coins and there is an option to buy coins for £'s if you choose too but I prefer to save my money for other games and earn coins the hard/interesting way. Once I have drawn my picture (with the option to change pen widths and erase any work) I just press send and it goes off to my opponent usually arriving with them within just a few seconds. Once my opponent has drawn back I can see them guessing my drawing and then I have their drawing loading on the screen with lots of letters at the bottom. Mixed in with all the letters are the letters that I need to solve the drawing. If I am stumped I have the option to use a 'bomb' and clear some of the excess letters making it easier for me to solve the word and move on to drawing again. There is also an option to send an additional message but I never really use this, other than to mock my best friend when she has failed to get an obvious word such as cherry or something like that. While you play against the same opponent your turn timer will go up one for each correctly guessed word but if your opponent or yourself presses the 'pass' button then your turn timer will reset and the word will be displayed on the screen. The turn timer currently goes up to 999 and members with 100 or more can request to join the 'century club' via the Drawsomething Facebook application.
Drawing really is not a strength of mine but I find this game addictive, fun and easy to play. I love waiting for my friends to reply and waiting to see if they have been able to guess my drawings. I have seen some words on quite a few occasions (including my name!) and I've learnt how to draw lots of different things, partly thanks to playing this and partly thanks to the Facebook page.
The only downside to this game is that sometimes you will get someone who just spells out the word for every single game. I understand sometimes it might be hard to select a word or someone might select one by accident (I've done this myself) but it just grates on me when someone NEVER makes an effort to try and draw something. That's just a bug bear of mine and it doesn't stop me playing the game, however, I do tend to delete the game with people like that just to avoid wasting my time on a game that isn't very fun for me.
In all I love playing this game and I'm going to give it 5/5. It loads quickly, there is a free version available, I can play despite not being a fantastic artist and it allows me to have fun whenever I like. I like turning on my iPad or glancing at it to find some requests waiting for me and I am always entertained with my iPad in my hands!
Summary: A fantastic OMGPOP game for my iPad and one I would firmly recommend.
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