Full of dark patterns
I wanted to play this game with friends/family. But it is just too shady. What are dark patterns you might ask? They are when the user interface tries to trick you into selecting certain items. And this game does it constantly. Buttons to say ‘no thanks’ are greyed out while the buttons that the app wants you to select are bright green. The game is constantly trying to get you to ‘Use up your hints so you can buy more!’ Or ‘Log into your facebook account through the app.’ You also can’t close the ads without accidentally hitting outside of the tiny x and launching the app store roughly 10% of the time. The constant ads and requests for me to join through facebook ruin the experience. Can you not just make a version someone can PAY for one time and remove ads and stop harassing customers about mining their personal data (facebook)? I just want to draw and guess drawings and this game is seriously complicating that experience. I cannot recommend this app to anyone as it is—especially kids. Please make a clean, pared down version someone can purchase to play with friends and family. Stop with the shadiness. You have a true opportunity to make a great app. Most of the drawing game apps are rubbish. This one is actually a fun, quality drawing app and would be wonderful without all the extra stuff that sabotages the gameplay experience. Tldr: Make a clean version someone can buy. Thanks.
The ads are utter torture and it’s glitchy across platforms even after a decade
I play this game daily, and I love it as it gives me drawing ideas and I can always find a great group of people to actually draw instead of just write unlike in the beginning. However, I’ve been playing this game for over a decade and played this on many different platforms from lg smartphones, the galaxy, my kindle, and ipad and it still has the same glitch where it freezes trying to load and the only way to get it to work is to restart my entire device. Also, a new glitch, the sensitivity is all wonky and when I start to draw it just creates straight lines and I have to undo my drawing... the ads are torture. Because they show the same ad often for a month, before you can move on to the next drawing unless you want to do a lower level drawing. I even paid for the premium version but it’s not the same. The palette is laid out different and the colors are really hard to find, I feel like the free version is much more developed but just tortures you with ads. I’ve tried inviting friends to bypass ads and I get the freeze glitch. After ten years I would expect developers to fix these dumb glitches and please stop showing the homescape ad before I become homicidal.
Great game! But...
So this is an amazing game. I've been playing since around 2015 and I still sometimes play today. I think the concept is amazing and that the developers have executed it pretty well. I love the guessing and drawing part and trying to be the fastest one to finish the events is a blast!
However, there is one small problem. Actually, it's more than a small problem. There are way too many ads. If you have never played then you wouldn't know. When doing an event, there is an ad for every 2 or 3 guesses which is mostly for me less than a minute. If you are a new player, I do not recommend downloading this app unless you are willing to pay a decent amount of money to get rid of the ads. Another annoying thing is the pop-ups. Whenever I take more than like 3 seconds to guess, Draw Something asks Do you want a free bomb? for a video.
It's honestly disappointing how the developers are trying to milk as much money on this game as they can. It's a great concept and the game is pretty good but the ads and pop-ups are killing me. I think I am going to quit the game for good because of this. I do not want to pay money for no ads and frankly, I shouldn't have to watch ads every 40 seconds.
TL;DR: Good concept, executed well, way too many ads, me and my friends are quitting for good
*BEWARE* NOT A GAME FOR KIDS *DISTURBING*
My boyfriend and I downloaded draw something to play together, and I had some DISTURBING things happen to me during the last two days of playing. I was creating a drawing for my boyfriend and as I was in the middle of drawing, something popped up on the screen. It was a sexually explicit video of a woman, and written below was “command, and they will obey”. It wasn’t even on the screen long enough for me to screenshot, and then it disappeared. I was literally so scared because that had never happened to me on the game before, and it’s definitely not something that should be on a game like this?? I’m not sure if someone hacked into the game or what but that is not something you want your children to see. Then today I was guessing the “Black Friday” themed drawings and there was a drawing of a dead pig hanging from a pole (it was one of the thanksgiving drawings and the word was “roast” previously) but this time the “correct” word was “teddy”. That could of been a glitch but nonetheless it’s creepy. The game is super fun to play, and it’s a good way to exercise your creativity, but some weird stuff is going on here.
Love this app howeever...
By smacktalk fan
This is such a great game and idea! I play with my brother and it’s so fun for us. I love the challenges. Most of those artists are top notch!
I adore all the colors that you can get. That makes me want to draw more detail as it’s so easy and fun to draw on my ipad pro. I would give this 6 stars (lol) but it runs out of ink before I can finish my drawing. That’s frustrating. It would be great if there was a way to be able to get more ink when you need it. Also, it would be awesome to be able to save games to a cloud or photos or something. I like looking back at the old games.
The only other issue is that sometimes, I’m noticing bombs disappearing when I haven’t used them. Those bombs are important because sometimes, there's no way to guess the word otherwise, especially in the challenges. Some of those words, I never heard of or are somewhat impossible to draw.
It might be fun to be able to log into different difficulty levels as well.
Too Many Ads and No Pay Option.
By Transverse Momentum
I enjoy playing this game with my girlfriend who is living out of state. We’ve been passing drawings for less than month and already, words are repeating. No big deal. You can restart the app to get new ones without having to spend coins-which are the reward-based feedback loop designed to hook people. My biggest problem with this app are the ads, which are far too often, far too long, and often can’t be skipped. Many are not even in my language. I couldn’t tell you what a single one is for, because I never watch them. I’m not interested in any ad. I’ve bought or downloaded anything because of an ad. They are a waste of my time. This is why I’m so frustrated with this game and it’s creators. I enjoy this game. I would spend money to buy it, but no, that’s not an option. The creators would rather pester me with ads, and try to sucker me into passing the game to more people so they can pester them with ads. Inviting people to join doesn’t remove ads permanently, which effectively makes this game a pyramid scheme built around ad revenue.
Love it want to rate it 5 stars- but
the only thing that drives me crazy! Is that when u are messaging someone and you try to read what they say it goes away way to quick! Why can’t you guys do like other games where you can actually have conversation with the other players like words with friends you can message them before or during or even after the game! It’s quite embarrassing when u someone messages you... and you have no idea what they even said! Or sometimes you don’t even know you even got a message! Anyways hope with a new update you guys will fix this! Thank you :)
And also what the heck is up with all these ads? I had this game before and never did I have so many annoying ads! When I downloaded it before I don’t even remember it having any ads... I don’t mind a few popping up here and there but this is outrageous 😒 but other then the messaging and way to many ads I absolutely love love love this game!! 😍😃
I myself? NOT a very good artist. But these players on the game are even worse. I mean some of them are good, so no offense to those who have played me before, but it just makes it real hard to guess, which I think people think that’s what’s fun in the game. It really is fun, but when I had to get ads or purchase bombs with actual money, I decided I’d just destroy it. I really think that they should give you more chances! Three chances on each level before you have to get bombs. Maybe that’s how they make their money and the other people pay to put their ads on it. They are just SOOOOO annoying! If the person who is reading this created the game, please tell the players to actually TRY to make the item. Once, a player was supposed to draw lightning (Which I found out later) but they drew RAINSTORM instead! It made it so confusing especially because they have the same number of letters! I was like, “Why can’t I find the other R?” PLEASE fix the game, because right now, it’s HORRIBLE! 😭😭😭😭😢😢😢😢😢 P.S: I was excited to get the game and expected more! Someday I’ll make a way better game! You know that. Love, MOOOGIRL
Before I put in my two cents, I agree with the review about the game freezing and becoming glitchy.
I convinced my sister and cousin to play with me since we live hours apart from each other and don’t see each other often. It helps us feel a little more connected. Just recently my youngest sister’s mom saw me playing this game and it intrigued her. However, she doesn’t speak, read or write English. She can understand some words and sometimes translate. She likes the idea of the game and wants to play, but when we downloaded the game switched the language only the settings changed languages. Not the actual ‘play’ (?) words. I saw her enthusiasm immediately drop when 3 options came up all in English. I think it would be nice and possibly even expand the amount of users if options to draw in other languages was available. Not just the settings and interface.
By vivienne ray
This game is great!! There are only three things that I dislike about it! First things first there aren’t as many ads
but that’s not what I hate it’s the length of the ads there are some ads that are like 5-10 seconds but most the time the ads are up to 40 seconds! And I hate that! The other thing that I would like to be fixed is the fact that once you finish the tournament event thing you have to play with people!i like playing with others but most the people aren’t active! The last thing is that when you are guessing others drawings most of them just write what the word is! They don’t even draw a picture!! I mean sure most people wouldn’t mind but it takes the fun out of the entire thing!! That’s all! Other than those problems it’s a wonderful game and I highly recommend!! 🥸😎🤪🙂😄