Sticky Terms Review

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Posted: 2 weeks ago.

Author: Andy Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Sticky Terms is a puzzle game where you construct words from other languages with portions of letters. You rotate, drag and overlap the different elements to create words, once you do you are rewarded with a drum hit and a definition of the word.

It starts simply but soon grows in complexity. The words get longer and the letter segments get smaller with more pieces. There's a satisfaction in completing each puzzle, not only for the solving itself but for learning a new word in a foreign language.

You can choose different groups of words to put back together: Free Time, Insults, People, Sayings, Culture, Food, Feelings, Views, Ouch, Food and so on.

DetailsDetails

Rating: PEGI 12+, ESRB TEEN

Release Date: 01/03/2020

Platforms: Android and iOS

Genres: Puzzle

 

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 5 hours and 6 hours to complete. With 249 words to construct, how long it takes varies depending on your ability to put them together.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

This game is free to play. Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Free but you have to watch advert on Android version to unlock more words.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Rated PEGI 12 for mild swearing.

ESRB TEEN for language.

You can avoid the swearing by picking the sets of words around safer topics.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Accessibility for this game is as follows:

Difficulty

How you can adjust the challenge of play, and assistance the game offers when you fail or get stuck.

Cognitive Pressure

Reaction-time Not Critical: Individual game actions don’t need quick reactions.

Low Pressure: Game tasks aren’t time-limited or with a high emphasis on performance. Or there is a low pressure play-mode available.

Reading

How much reading or listening comprehension is required, and how accessible this is.

Simple Minimal Reading: Minimal reading is required.

Large Clear Text: Text is large and clear, or can be adjusted to be.

Controls

How you control the game, different options for alternative inputs and whether you can remap these settings to suit your needs.

One Motion Targeted: Play with touchscreen, tap and swipe or hold gesture.

Rapid Pressing Optional: Quick, repeated button pressing not required or can be skipped or disabled.

Vibration Optional: Controller vibration not used in the game or you can disable it.

Image

How you can adjust the visuals to suit your needs, and offer additional information if you can't hear the game.

Visibility

Bright Colourful Palette: Game uses bright colours and is generally high contrast.

Large Game Elements: Game characters and other elements are large and distinguishable.

Outline Interactive Elements: Characters, platforms and enemies can be outlined for visibility.

Visual Distractions

No Flashes: No flashing strobe effects or you can disable them.

No Screen Shake: No screen shake effect or this can be disabled.

No Busy Backgrounds: No distracting backgrounds or you can make them static or blank.

Motion sickness friendly: Option to reduce motion sickness (motion blur, depth of field, field of vision).

Clear Interface: The game navigation, maps and information are clear to read, large or adjustable.

Audio

How you can adjust the audio of the game and whether audio cues compensate for aspects of the game that are hard to see.

Play Without Hearing: No audio cues are necessary to play the game well

System Settings

Android has accessibility settings including ways to navigate and interact, although not all games support this. iOS has a very extensive suite of accessibility settings including ways to navigate with voice and comprehensive screen reading, though most of the features don't work with games... read more about system accessibility settings.

Supported by PlayabilityInitiative and accessibility contributors: Andy Robertson


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