Sixty Words by POWGI review for Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One

Platform: Nintendo Switch
Also on: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One
Publisher: Lightwood Games
Developer: Lightwood Games
Medium: Digital
Players: 1
Online: No

There?s not really anything to say about Sixty Words by POWGI that I didn?t write about Fifty Words by POWGI three years ago. It?s the same game, only ? as the title implies ? you?re searching for sixty words per puzzle, rather than fifty.

Not that that?s necessarily a complaint, mind you. Just like Fifty Words before it, Sixty Words is a reminder that video game word searches and crossword puzzles don?t have to adhere to the same limitations as their pen-and-paper counterparts. They don?t need to have square grids. Rather, they can use their words too create a skull (for a word search about bones), a treble clef (a search about music), or a boat (for nautical terms)

Of course, the drawbacks of Sixty Words are also the same. Since you know that puzzles use every letter on the screen, there?s not much of a challenge. The easiest puzzles could be completed in about three minutes, and the hard ? well, harder ? ones didn?t take much longer. Case in point: one of the puzzle themes was ?Yokai”, and I don?t know anything about Japanese demons. I was still able to finish the puzzle in about 7 minutes. On top of that, there?s not any replay value, since it?s not as if the answers or layouts change.

With that proviso ? that you shouldn?t go in expecting a big timesink of a game ? I?d say that Sixty Words is a decent choice if you?re a fan of word searches and you want something different. It won?t take you more than a few hours to finish every puzzle, but during that time, it?ll serve as a pleasant enough diversion.

Lightwood Games provided us with a Sixty Words by POWGI Switch code for review purposes.

Grade: B