Words for Evil is basically a cutesy pixelated word puzzle game masquerading as a fantasy RPG adventure. In this game, you control a team of stereotypical fantasy characters who bound along on a 2D adventure through various landscapes. You can fight monsters, loot treasure chests, and avoid traps. To do this, you must spell words! A monster can be defeated by creating words using adjacent letters on a tile grid. Each member of your party will control randomly placed colored tiles, and utilizing these tiles when creating words will activate special skills.
Surely you can be more creative than this. At least add the “R!”
Like I said, this is essentially a word puzzle game, so if you like those, you’re set. The only issue I had with this game was its lack of storyline, end goal, skillgates or anything that would make the game feel less repetitive. It is certainly fun to watch your characters hopping along through beautiful pixel worlds full of monsters that are prone to correct spelling, but that’s where the fun ends. Like any other well-designed puzzle game, Words for Evil is quite addicting, but after about an hour it feels like your characters are happily bounding through spelling hell, doomed to forever hurl first-grade level words at the same monsters over and over.
Thankfully, this game is rather cheap ($1.99 – $2.99 USD). It is available for both Steam and mobile!