Rating: 8 out of 10
Pros: Brings together a classic game on to iOS devices and allows others to compete from all around the world.
Cons: The wait time to play with others is a bit long.
Overall: Last week I did a review on Charades that brought together the classic game straight to the phone. That version of Charades was limited to one person only. I found this creative but did not like the price of the application ($1.99). I continued my search and I found another game named Charades. This one does exactly the opposite of last week.
This weeks application review of Charades focuses on playing Charades through iOS devices. Charades does have a busy menu screen when you enter the application. Once you go through it you learn the gist of everything and its location. Charades allows for a great amount of customization. It goes as far as having an iPod player built right into the application. The application does offer a training option to allow users to practice and learn the ins and outs of the application and what objectives you may face. I find myself personally using the training a lot. I find that my fingers are big and makes it hard for me to draw on the iPhone in general, so the practice area is much appreciated. You could almost play training the entire time, as it will give you many different items to draw helping you improve your skills. The game crashed 2 times on me during the initial setup phase but after that it was smooth sailing and a pretty positive experience. The only other negative I had was that connecting through Game Center took forever. I waited 5+ minutes to connect to a person who left shortly after we started. I think as more users see this game and hopefully start playing this issue will naturally be resolved. I know personally I would love to challenge somebody in Charades through my iOS device. There are ads inside this application that pop up in the middle of the screen when doing certain actions such as entering the multi-player area.
There is a free version and a paid version of Charades. The paid version removes the ads, removes the wait time for you to enter game center, and also unlocks a few additional functions
App Cost: FREE
iTunes App Store Link