Come on ubi-soft after a great 2003 game how can you put your name to this poor example of this classic game.
Unfortunately it still uses an American dictionary and does not recognise some 'English' words. It is also a bit of a coincidence that it always seems to have all the right letters for an eight letter word utilising the triple word scores at least twice in every game!
Good if you are American, not so good if you are English.
Or to be accurate, just one. The online game was part of the reason I bought it. However, yesterday although there were 5 people online, the servers weren't allowing people to connect and today, I've tried repeatedly and no-one has been on. Such a shame - I hope other people buy the game and make the online game worth playing.
Until then, I'll just have to learn the obscure 2 letter words to put up a fight for the computer's hardest opponents..!
The bottom line - highly recommended for Scrabble fans.
The online option is disappointing, only because no-one's ever home. I've logged on regularly but there's never anyone else crowding the lobbies ready to play. Playing the pc just isn't the same.
Not a bad purchase, but not great.
Although the recommended system requirements are well within the specifications of my PC many of the program functions are extremely sluggish. The program is more complex but does not function as well as the original.
It does not instantly show potential score as new letters are placed on the board as in the original. This has to be requested and only comes up after a considerable delay. If invalid words are placed it does not tell you which word/s were invalid. In general the program is not as slick or straightforward as the original.
This popular classic game deserves far better than this.