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Crossword Dungeon

Crossword Dungeon

Nolithius

5.0 Ratings 57 Reviews

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  • READ Oct 25, 2012

    By someone_else_again
    Great concept! As a young game designer I applaud you. However, I would recommend tons of new words, new monsters, and a few more classes as well (Valkyrie, knight, paladin, sorcerer), also maybe upgradable items as well. I know this is a lot to ask but I would like to see these implemented over time! Thanks for your time and great job! Please pass this on fellow consumers so that it shall be heard across the land! Jk
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  • Moderately enjoyable but needs work!!! Oct 27, 2012

    By saplingg
    The game idea is a decent one- solve crosswords and level a rogue like hero. However the game needs a lot of work most importantly increasing the database of clues by a ton. At its current state you'll complete all the words in two or three hours of gameplay. Things need to get more challenging too, for example boss fights would be a fun break from the grind. Integrating items in this would be a great way to expand the gameplay. I do really enjoy the types of clues given. In most cases a trivia level knowledge of basic history, geography, chemistry, physics and literature. This is great as you don't need a superb vocabulary to enjoy this game, just general knowledge. I hope the devs will update this game and make it worth what I spent.
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  • Needs improvement Oct 27, 2012

    By JWHarris
    Its "crosswords" aren't very good, and its clues need a lot of work. There aren't nearly enough words -- I've had a case where I've gotten a duplicate word on the same level. The game gets repetitive around the 20 level mark; around that time new monsters stop showing up, and if you've chosen the right stats, namely Intelligence and Strength, you can tear through levels without paying much attention to whether you're picking the right letters or not. The fact that your health is refilled every experience level makes Intelligence overpowered in the early game (especially if you're sure to always pick the bonus experience spaces), while in the late game all that bonus experience means you can rapidly boost the other stats. The game would be much improved if the developer made a study of newspaper crossword puzzle clues. The ones included overuse chemical symbols, Greek gods and national capitals, sure signs that little work has been put into the writing. Crossword Dungeon has potential, but the game's not there yet.
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  • Great idea, needs improving Oct 25, 2012

    By Sikapwach
    The basic idea is absolutely great, but there are some major problems. When replaying dungeons there needs to be different words every time. This seems like a pretty simple implementation. Also I've had repeated problems with crashing. Finally, there needs to be some sort of tutorial to teach the player what's going on. I really think all of these things can be fixed fairly easily but right now they are holding back the game from being a true breakthrough hit.
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  • Fun but buggy Oct 25, 2012

    By Bnabb
    I do enjoy this game, there is much room for improvement though (what's a dungeon without hidden treasure and loot or big nasty boss creatures!!) not to mention there are a few game breaking glitches. I got my archer up to level 37 yesterday!!!! Only to have the game glitch and not load my progress correctly, forcing my to start all over. Another nice feature would be to have multiple save for each class. I hope some improvements are made, it would be in the game designers best interest.
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  • Fails at both genres. Jan 28, 2013

    By MC Chewbacon
    This game has little in the way of charm, which it desperately needs to distract the player from the fact it's very dull as an "RPG" (it presents nothing in the way of interesting story, character options, or atmosphere), nor does it satisfy as a puzzle game (there is little tangible award for completing words aside from extra experience points, which is just dull grinding after a few stages). Cheap deaths are common due to unavoidable enemies with first strike and ranged attacks. I really want my money back.
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  • Released too early Oct 25, 2012

    By Fadedc
    Cool concept but released before it was ready. The game doesn't really flow, documentation is horrible to non existent, abilities are often poorly thought out or useless and there aren't that many possible crossword clues so you will constantly encounter the same ones. With a few more months of work this could have been a classic, but as it is, I would stay away from it.
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  • Awesome but buggy Jan 4, 2015

    By bvesco
    I really enjoy this game. A little more word or class a variety would be cool but it's great just as it is. However it has a show stopping bug. It will frequently go to a black screen when you progress to the next level and when that happens there's nothing you can do to fix it except start a new game. I could easily give this game five stars if it were possible to continue progressing.
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  • Good but buggy Jan 1, 2013

    By pudquick
    iPhone 4S, iOS 6, not jailbroken, and the game is good - but just resumed on level 38 and it said 'Level 1' with 'question' for down and 'question' for across and a totally black screen. Have experienced a few crashes as well. Game resumes at beginning of level when this happens. Good game - just poor game save/resume capability (and a few bad crashes).
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  • READ Oct 25, 2012

    By someone_else_again
    Great concept! As a young game designer I applaud you. However, I would recommend tons of new words, new monsters, and a few more classes as well (Valkyrie, knight, paladin, sorcerer), also maybe upgradable items as well. I know this is a lot to ask but I would like to see these implemented over time! Thanks for your time and great job! Please pass this on fellow consumers so that it shall be heard across the land! Jk
    more
  • Cool Game Oct 24, 2012

    By TruGuardian
    Cool idea for a game. Had fun playing it and found myself wanting to keep playing even after game over. That's a good sign coming from me. Haven't run into the bugs/crashes others have experienced but I'm sure they will be addressed quickly. I think I'll actually invest in a mac and finally develop an app of my own. Keep up the good work!
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  • Great concept, bugs worked out Dec 7, 2012

    By Karlinc
    With this update I can now wholeheartedly recommend this unique take on puzzles and roguelikes. Different classes and with that, strategies and choices. The number of words could use some more work but the developer has been adding more and I am fine with that.
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  • New, inspiring, instantclassic! Oct 24, 2012

    By RodrigoFM
    This is the way portable gaming must go, with fresh new ideas like this nobody is gonna get bored anytime soon. This game has it all crosswords in a rogue like environment with supercool rpg elements! Cant put it away, plus the Dev is planning lots of updates and its going universal soon!
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  • Awesome Oct 29, 2012

    By ianofdoom
    This game is great. Easy then difficult. Some class balance could make it better. The barb seems like the only class I can get farthest with. iPad version would be rad too. Also, Game Center support! Thanks for a well made game!!!
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  • Moderately enjoyable but needs work!!! Oct 27, 2012

    By saplingg
    The game idea is a decent one- solve crosswords and level a rogue like hero. However the game needs a lot of work most importantly increasing the database of clues by a ton. At its current state you'll complete all the words in two or three hours of gameplay. Things need to get more challenging too, for example boss fights would be a fun break from the grind. Integrating items in this would be a great way to expand the gameplay. I do really enjoy the types of clues given. In most cases a trivia level knowledge of basic history, geography, chemistry, physics and literature. This is great as you don't need a superb vocabulary to enjoy this game, just general knowledge. I hope the devs will update this game and make it worth what I spent.
    more
  • fun and interesting game Apr 6, 2014

    By 2774916375
    My only gripe with this game is once you get to the mid to high 30s in dungeon or puzzle level all the words are repeated and furthermore it doesn't really matter what letter you guess since usually any guess will kill the enemy and yield no damage to you. Before you get to this point however, it's a pretty fun and novel game.
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  • Needs improvement Oct 27, 2012

    By JWHarris
    Its "crosswords" aren't very good, and its clues need a lot of work. There aren't nearly enough words -- I've had a case where I've gotten a duplicate word on the same level. The game gets repetitive around the 20 level mark; around that time new monsters stop showing up, and if you've chosen the right stats, namely Intelligence and Strength, you can tear through levels without paying much attention to whether you're picking the right letters or not. The fact that your health is refilled every experience level makes Intelligence overpowered in the early game (especially if you're sure to always pick the bonus experience spaces), while in the late game all that bonus experience means you can rapidly boost the other stats. The game would be much improved if the developer made a study of newspaper crossword puzzle clues. The ones included overuse chemical symbols, Greek gods and national capitals, sure signs that little work has been put into the writing. Crossword Dungeon has potential, but the game's not there yet.
    more
  • Great idea, needs improving Oct 25, 2012

    By Sikapwach
    The basic idea is absolutely great, but there are some major problems. When replaying dungeons there needs to be different words every time. This seems like a pretty simple implementation. Also I've had repeated problems with crashing. Finally, there needs to be some sort of tutorial to teach the player what's going on. I really think all of these things can be fixed fairly easily but right now they are holding back the game from being a true breakthrough hit.
    more
  • Fun but buggy Oct 25, 2012

    By Bnabb
    I do enjoy this game, there is much room for improvement though (what's a dungeon without hidden treasure and loot or big nasty boss creatures!!) not to mention there are a few game breaking glitches. I got my archer up to level 37 yesterday!!!! Only to have the game glitch and not load my progress correctly, forcing my to start all over. Another nice feature would be to have multiple save for each class. I hope some improvements are made, it would be in the game designers best interest.
    more
  • Good but buggy Jun 30, 2014

    By PigeonNatalia
    The game, it's premise and execution are great fun. Unfortunately, it suffers from a bug that causes permanent freezes to your current playthrough, forcing you to start a new one. No matter how far into the game you are, the deleted character simply ceases to have ever existed. In a game that is based on leveling up your character and striving for a high score, this is a pretty crushing bug. Would rate it five stars except for this game-breaking issue.
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  • I really like this game Oct 24, 2012

    By pankakes
    But the bugs are a tad frustrating. Anywhere from not progressing to the next dungeon, save file becoming corrupted, and sometimes a class' upgrades not working. Even with these issues I still continue to play it and load up a new character, good job guys!
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  • Released too early Oct 25, 2012

    By Fadedc
    Cool concept but released before it was ready. The game doesn't really flow, documentation is horrible to non existent, abilities are often poorly thought out or useless and there aren't that many possible crossword clues so you will constantly encounter the same ones. With a few more months of work this could have been a classic, but as it is, I would stay away from it.
    more
  • Good but buggy Jan 1, 2013

    By pudquick
    iPhone 4S, iOS 6, not jailbroken, and the game is good - but just resumed on level 38 and it said 'Level 1' with 'question' for down and 'question' for across and a totally black screen. Have experienced a few crashes as well. Game resumes at beginning of level when this happens. Good game - just poor game save/resume capability (and a few bad crashes).
    more
  • Fails at both genres. Jan 28, 2013

    By MC Chewbacon
    This game has little in the way of charm, which it desperately needs to distract the player from the fact it's very dull as an "RPG" (it presents nothing in the way of interesting story, character options, or atmosphere), nor does it satisfy as a puzzle game (there is little tangible award for completing words aside from extra experience points, which is just dull grinding after a few stages). Cheap deaths are common due to unavoidable enemies with first strike and ranged attacks. I really want my money back.
    more
  • Awesome but buggy Jan 4, 2015

    By bvesco
    I really enjoy this game. A little more word or class a variety would be cool but it's great just as it is. However it has a show stopping bug. It will frequently go to a black screen when you progress to the next level and when that happens there's nothing you can do to fix it except start a new game. I could easily give this game five stars if it were possible to continue progressing.
    more

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