iPhone App Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com
If you know us well, then you’re likely aware of the fact that there’s hardly anything we like more than a really solid puzzler for the iPhone or iPad. In fact, we’re kind of suckers for the genre. Maybe that’s why we keep losing so many hours to our armchair-slash-hair-pulling sessions . . . . Regardless, we’re quite happy to be bringing you a full review of Tricky Questions, from Artem Galygin, a brand new puzzle application for both devices.
It comes with a refreshing concept, as well as some fun gameplay. And if you’re looking for exactly that, the free price tag is hardly something to argue with. It’s not a perfect outing, but if you’re looking for our thoughts on Tricky Questions, you’ll find them below!
Concept and Functionality
It’s actually quite a bit difficult to describe exactly how Tricky Questions works. In essence, it’s one part word game to another part Pictionary. However, things get much more complex from there. That being said, we feel we can still boil it down to this: The app will present you with a series of word-based cards, as well as a prompt. You analyze the pair together to figure out the intent. Once that’s done, you simply tap the photo that completes the thought.
That might sound a bit SAT, and it certainly is once you get into the thick of things. However, it’s a very refreshing concept, and one that we haven’t seen before. This makes Tricky Questions quite a surprise, especially considering some of the puzzlers are really quite difficult. There are some consistency issues involved here (more on that in a second) but for the most part, we found a lot to love within the application’s central idea.
Graphics and Design
Keeping all of that in mind, we’re still not quite sold on Tricky Questions as the ultimate puzzling app for the iPad and iPhone. Largely, this has to do with the title’s questions. You see, some of them just aren’t . . . well, good so to speak. Often times we ran into a question that was curiously worded, too abstract, or downright confusing.
You can always obtain a hint or other means to get out of a bind, but the mark of a truly genius game is not having a need for this kind of “cheat.” We like to think—that’s why we enjoy puzzlers in the first place. That being said, we don’t want to tear our hair out only to discover the clue itself was misleading.
Still, Tricky Questions is fresh out the chute, and has plenty of life ahead of it. The developers have created a very unique concept here, and as future updates bring along further refinements, we do expect great things from Tricky Questions. And as it is a free app in the App Store, there’s hardly a reason not to grab it now.
Tricky Questions requires iOS 5.01 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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