The power of words can be great. Words can move people to action, or build a bond between many. But, in the case of Word Warrior by Faro Entertainment, words have the power to restore a nation’s peaceful nature and vanquish the corrupt, evil spirits that run amok.
You see, thousands of years ago, The Word King banished evil from his kingdom, sealing something in The Great Library of Kings in case the evil one day returned. Because only the King was able to open the doors of this library, he gave his own life by splitting his soul into seven different pieces. These seven spirits grew weak as the years passed, becoming evil themselves and returning unrest to the nation as the King had feared. But now, you must take on the role as the Word Warrior, the only being who has the ability to destroy all evil, reunite the spirits and return the nation to a peaceful state once again.
When you begin, the main page lays everything out for you simply and succinctly. The Play button speaks for itself, while the How to Play button unleashes numerous comprehensive pages featuring tutorials and explanations. Learn about the screen’s layout, magic tiles, weapons and armor, leveling and great tips to get you moving in the right direction. Like your typical fighting games, users will have the opportunity to earn new weapons and armor, making them a more formidable opponent. As users progress, they also gain experience points, as with regular fighting games, which allow them to level up at various intervals, increasing their hit points and longevity. Each time you level, you also get to upgrade one skill.
As the Word Warrior, you will have to fight your way around the map, battling all sorts of monsters so you can proceed to the next dot on your path. Win the given battle and you may continue on your journey, but don’t move too quickly. These monsters are rather powerful and require quick thinking so you can deal you blow before they hurt you. The best tip you’ll find in the tutorial is actually one I strongly advise as well – use earlier levels to gain experience points. By winning smaller battles, you not only gain experience, but you increase your chances of leveling and earning new gear. In fact, working to improve your chances can very well become addictive all on its own, not to mention the fun you will have trying to create words from the given letters on a whim. Word Warrior shall certainly keep you on your toes and will surely suck you in, word lover or not, after the first battle.
Word Warrior [iTunes Link] requires iPhone OS 3.1.3 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.