December 18, 2012 12:00 PM | Danny Cowan
Denki presents an RPG-inspired take on its hit word game Quarrel with Word Quest, an HTML5 browser game that sees players stringing together words in order to battle fierce armies of skeletons, spiders, and...kittens.
I enjoy how quickly the game flows from one challenge to the next; the battles themselves are briskly paced, and fast answers are rewarded with additional damage. It's a shame, then, that the experience is saddled with unoriginal sound design -- the opening theme is lifted directly from Capcom's Commando, for instance, and other cues sample iconic sound effects from games like The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario World. It's not a deal-breaker, but it's disappointing nonetheless.
The first two levels of Word Quest are playable for free. The full version is priced at $5.