Game review: Lex Venture: A Crossword Caper Game

Every once in awhile, I get the urge to try a different genre of game. The hidden object and time management games get boring after playing them for too long. So I decided to give the childish-looking Lex Venture: A Crossword Caper Game a go. I do my best to not judge a game by its graphics. There are a few 'childish' looking games that I enjoy playing. However, this game was terrible. It's not really a 'crossword' game in that you aren't trying to solve a puzzle with clues. It's a 'crossword' game in the sense that the words literally cross each other.

Bullies have stolen pieces of a machine and it is your job to retrieve the pieces. You start on a square in the corner of the board. Using 3 or more letter words, you need to get your character to the other side of the board while picking up objects on the way. You can create any words you want to as long as you have the letters available and you need to use a letter from the previous word. Kinda like Scrabble.

This game was so annoying to play. Mostly because it was fairly difficult to get the words to line up with the objects you need to pick up so you spend a lot of time roaming around the board. In the higher levels, there are dogs that move those objects making it even more difficult. I'd rather just play Scrabble or a good crossword puzzle. Leave out the objects, they are unnecessary. The childish graphics would have been fine if the game itself was enjoyable. Sadly, that is where it is lacking.