All I wanted was the classic Scrabble I’ve played and loved for years. Instead, you are presented with a bewildering array of game choices most of which have nothing to do with classic Scrabble. Your game is interrupted so you can collect prizes for some unknown reasons but seem to have something to do with designing and upgrading your Scrabble tiles over time. I think?! Do I care?! No explanation is provided not is it clear what one is supposed to do with the gems you collect along the way. Annoyingly, attempts to JUST PLAY SCRABBLE are constantly interrupted by pop-up offers (ads) to join (buy apps for) other kinds of word games. Once I’d been swept away to one of these other games it was often difficult to close that screen and get back to PLAYING SCRABBLE which is alI I wanted to do. They’ve even managed to ruin the Scrabble board. Gone is “teacher” who —after your play—helpfully pointed out the bingo you just missed. Gone is the dictionary to check words for yourself. Instead, the tiles are outlined in green if you’ve spelled a word correctly, red if you don’t. Because we’re in 4th grade. Also, while I was offered an opportunity to play friends on Facebook, I was repeatedly asked for access to my entire list of contacts which I was not about to divulge and seemed transparently to be used for marketing purposes. I’m going back to the old fashion board game where you pull tiles out of a pouch. This app’s a mess.
If you are looking for the classic Scrabble game, this is not IT! And, unfortunately, I don’t think we’ll ever be able to play it again online. Hasbro is getting greedier and wants to cash in. They took a perfect classic Scrabble game (where even the board looked familiar) away from EA and handed it over to Scopely who massacred it. Pop ups and bonus crap that no Scrabble player cares about and heavy useless animation that slows the game down... That is just to name a few of the features that turned a simple classic game into an online nightmare. It looks like they are trying to compete with WWF, but they forget that their fans were the ones who were trying to get away from that. I have been playing the EA version of the game for over 10 years. It saddens me that this is going away. I tried. It’s impossible to play the new Scrabble Go. Hey, Hasbro! If you want to attract millennials who care about rewards and custom tiles (WHAT A JOKE!), that’s fine, but let EA keep their license so real Scrabble fans can enjoy a nice perfect app with no interruptions, a dictionary and a teacher (what a great feature!). Make it a paid app (you’ll probably need the money after the Scopely fiasco)! I am sure many hard core fans like me would rather pay again to be able to keep the app, instead of being left with nothing, because, I can assure you, you’ve already lost most of your current players.
They completely wrecked the game for adult players. Now in the latest version there a new "Scrabble Classic" mode which is to supposedly improve playability. It is an improvement that gives me a glimmer of hope. Maybe if they keep trying... but the developers just don’t “get it" and they may never at this rate. The game board is still too small. Even in Scrabble Classic mode the game still throws endless annoying bonus points and treasure chests at you with a series of bothersome screens that you cannot escape from. ELO rankings are still missing. Supposedly there is a choice of dictionaries now. However I couldn’t find them. I would gladly pay again for this game (one time pmt) if only they could remove all distracting annoyances and provide the essential features. In ADDITION to ruining the online game the developers are also deceiving the public. First, as others have pointed out, the thousands and thousands of 5 star ratings with no reviews are clearly bogus. Apple should crack down on this and not let them game the system like this. Second, the "random opponents" feature is clearly AI opponents and not real people as is clearly implied. Just notice how all the generic names are in the same format and isn’t it funny how my "opponent" is always available to play, even at 1am in the morning.
There is really nothing to like about this app. The ridiculous bells and whistles that distract and detract have been written about by nearly every reviewer. In addition, I object to the tiny board with tiles so small I can’t read their scores and an automatic scoring aid that I also need to get out reading glasses to decipher. Luckily I’ve been playing all my life so I can add the scores in my head but other Scrabble apps had no issue here. More annoying is the tile bag. The EA game (which was reliably unreliable but so much better than this mess of an app) had a running count of how many letters left in the game. The “tile bag” option here tells you this as well as what letters are left! I find that an extremely obnoxious cheat. I’m also tired of getting notices on my phone that “Kelly” or whomever is waiting for me to play. I do not appreciate my name and photo getting shared with random strangers. I get more notices about stuff like this than I do the actual notices of my real friends/opponents taking their turns. This app really stinks and I beg Scopely to provide a Classic Scrabble version that cuts the cartoon crap, removes the social networking prompts, removes cheat prompts (swap tiles for free?!?), and restores the board and tile bag counter to normal. Listen to the people! Nobody but your bot reviewers like this app!
Perhaps this game appeals to a different demographic, but not me. At one time I actually chose my phone based on whether I could play the official classic Scrabble game. I do not want to play a word game that doesn’t use the official classic Scrabble board so I am trying to adapt to to this unnecessarily flashy game. Not sure if I speak for other classic players, but I miss the teacher and playing against multiple computer opponents. Per co-CEO Ferreira in an interview with GamesBeat, “There will be features that allow you to have a richer and deeper single-player experience” over the next 3-9 months. Sooner would be better as it seems many classic players aren’t sticking around to find out what the future will bring. Single-player experience is what I used in the classic EA/Hasbro game. I have never wanted to play live so now I am left with poor Zoey. It does seem that Zoey “learns” because her scores have improved after several rounds; she’s doing much better than her posted average score of 16. Also, at one time long ago there was an option for “duplicate” play. With this option, both the computer and me had the same letters. Whoever’s word scored the most points was played and that player scored. Perhaps that option could be added for those of us that don’t enjoy the whole media gaming scene.
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Last update was at Sep 27, 2021and the current version is 1.37.2.
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