Review: Letter Quest: Grimm’s Journey Remastered (Steam)

The grim reapers Grimm and Rose need your help to defeat a legion of monsters, ghosts, and evil bunnies using the power of words! Letter Quest Remastered is the remake of the Bacon Bandits’ first game, now with an endless mode, new soundtrack, and fully animated monsters!

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Pros:

  • Cartoon hand drawn graphics.
  • Small download size.
  • 3 Save slots.
  • Two modes-Story mode and endless mode.
  • Full stats screen.
  • World map level select.
  • Can replay levels.
  • Every stage has 4 stars. 1 star for progress,2 and 3 for challenges and 4th star is an uber tough challenge.
  • Simple controls and can even be done with just a mouse.
  • Crystals are your currency and can be earned by defeating enemies and finishing challenges.
  • Comic book style story cutscenes.
  • Mini game that is like Hangman, Have a set amount of guesses at letters and guess the word correctly for bonus crystals.
  • Quests- 3 challenges that change uupon completion and grant crystal bonuses. An example of a quest is score a word of 4 letters 5 times.
  • Spell words from given letters to attack enemies. The longer the word the more damage you do.
  • Selection of game changing tiles. Ones like corrupted where the tile cannot be used or upside down tiles.
  • Boss fights.
  • You can pay a price to skip quests if you like.
  • Store-Buy upgrades,potions,new weapons,characters and new tiles.
  • Click on monsters to read bio,weaknesses and health.
  • Help section.
  • Six areas to unlock and play through.
  • Can rebind controls.
  • Steam trading cards.
  • Steam Achievements.
  • Pick up and play.
  • Easily accessible.
  • Get word definitions.

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Cons:

  • Minimal video options only resolution and full screen.
  • No online leaderboard support.
  • Doesnt always recognise newer words.

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Letter quest is a word creating game that is so simple yet so playable its nuts. Just creating words and fighting monsters would seem enough but the devs have gone further and added RPG elements like exp and items and upgrades. You get a huge story to play through with so many additional optional levels that you will probably never see all the game has to offer. What I like is how you can easily just sit back with a mouse and give your brain a gentle workout while still feeling like you are playing a game. The first release of the game was brilliant, This just ups the ante. In short its words and fun all mixed into one great experience.

 

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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