Alright folks, time to crash and burn! Or, in the normal terms time for me to give a review of this game.
So, let's start with the positives. 1, the fact that you put in accessibility into your games is amazing, and I'm sure are whole community would agree with me. 2, I think word builder became one of my favorites to pass time, even though I suck at spelling. I also picked up new words while playing, such as ilk, mite, veil, and lei.
However, I do have a few complaints. First, why didn't you just keep the simplicity from dice world? It worked, and I think still does beautifully. The reason for me asking is that a lot of games seem to be real sluggish with voiceover. For example, word builder. It's way way slower to swipe and tap on words to the point where my tapping doesn't register with the game. This is not a huge issue with games such as word builder, but it becomes a pain in the ass in the games like ludo palooza. You could be asking me "why?" Here's an example.
Let's say for simplicity's sake that we both have 2 pawns on the board. Mine are at 26 and 1, and my apponent's are at 24 and 3. It's my turn, and I roll a two. Here's a catch, though. There is a chants of the game lagging and thinking that I tapped the pawn at 26 instead of 1, which is what I meant to do. Thus, the game moves the wrong pawn and the other player is given a chants to kick me off the board.
You can see why I'm frustrated, to say the least. I know the right move, I mean to make the right move, and the game lags and completely screws me over.
Compare Ludo to something like word search single player mode. That thing works beautifully, even though I don't understand how to play. No lag, as low of a delay as I can expect for comfort, and the best thing about it? While confusing as hell, it still keeps original interface everybody is used to and just overwrites some gestures, which I don't understand why the other games can't do.
Another complaint is Trivia Trail. I get why the questions are repeating in order, what I don't get is why the choices switch. Does it really matter if it's A or C if you already know the answer? It's like on Staar tests. Something like:
"Explain why there was a sudden population growth in California during the high 1840s and low 1850s. A, California provided more jobs for immigrants, B, US congress awarded every US citizen with free tracts of land if they move to California, C, Large amounts of mineral deposits have been found, or D, California provided more economic and profitable opportunities."
See how long and complicated that was? While it doesn't really fit with the point I'm trying to make here, it should provide you with an idea I'm trying to get across which is "Keep the answers the same!"
We're almost done, but I need to go back to my interface gripe. Have you used voiceover with Trivia Trail? If you haven't, please do. Half the time my cursor jumps from choice to choice, or it goes back to the question when I try to double tap the answer, causing me to lose some of my time and or get the question wrong because I double tap twice to make sure the game registers it.
One last thing before wrapping it up, why do repeated questions award you with extra time? I understand them adding some seconds for getting them right for the first time but it doesn't make sense for the second, third, fourth, and so on. I could just go answer question number 1 and get 2 wrong on purpose and keep giving myself extra time, thus making impossible for me to lose.
I was joking, we're not done yet. In Poker, why does only a pare of jacks or higher award you anything? If you both have a pare then whichever one is highest wins, not only jacks. So for example if I have a pare of 8s and you have a pare of 7s, I'd get my money because 8 is higher then a 7. Is that an oversight or is it some version of poker that I don't know about? If so, please link me to it, I'm interested to know.
Last thing, for real. Can someone explain Word Search to me? I can't understand that game to save my life.
Few. That was a long post, even by my standards. Thanks for reading.
Coding is not hard. No, not at all.
What is hard is making a code that accepts different and sometimes unexpected types of input and still works.
This is what truly takes a large amount of effort on a developer's part.