Two or More is a free-to-play game in which you will be trying to draw a line to all blocks of the same color. You will be restricted to go in only up, down, right, and left directions, and you'll find that there are going to be plenty of times that you wish you were playing a game that allowed you to knock out the same connected colors instead of drawing the lines.
The problems with this game are numerous. The first big one is that this game really doesn't differentiate itself from any other matching game out there.
You have 3 modes to play around with. The first is the classic mode where you are trying to get X amount of points to advance to the next level. The second is the 5 Steps mode where you will have to try to obtain the target number within 5 moves. The last is the 60 Second mode where you will try to collect as many points as you can. So as you can see all these modes are what you would see in any generic matching game.
As I stated before, you will be drawing your lines on the screen to connect as many of a certain color to get points. There is some strategy to this because sometimes you don't want to collect all of that color. The reason is you want to set yourself up for a bigger score with another color. The thing is that the line drawing mechanism is BEYOND frustrating. Now I can partially blame my large hands for this, but there's something not quite right with this game. There have been many times where I've tried to quickly draw the lines and have found that the game didn't pick up either where I started from or where I ended. There's also the fact that if you stray off that color while holding your finger down to do the trace and try to come back you might not be able to continue the line you will have to carefully retrace your steps so that you don't get robbed of points. The final thing I will say about the line drawing is that there's actually a second or two after the level loads that you can't actually draw anything, or you cause one of the blocks to change to a drawing point and you have to tap on it again so that you can actually start to draw.
Now up to this point I have to say that I do feel a bit bad going after every little thing, but this next "wrinkle" to the game really unnerves me. As I stated at the top of the review, this is free-to-play, however, there is a way to do a one time charge to make the ads go away, and if I'm being honest this game isn't worth the unlock. The problem is that if you don't pay that price you are going to be so thoroughly bombarded by ads that you're probably going to quickly move on from this game. Here's an example situation:
You just lost the level:
- Watch this ad and restart the level
- Go to the home screen, oh and you'll have to watch an ad first
- Retry the game mode, oh and you'll have to watch an ad first
With the sheer amount of ads being pumped into my face I had to find out what the hell is going on, and it turns out that, in my opinion, the developer is making DAMN sure that they are going to get some money out someone playing this game, even if it's not from the actual player. You see there's a chance that the developer will make a little bit of change every time an ad plays, and they could get a bonus if someone were to actually click through the ad. So I feel like I've been tricked, or I'm doing work to get someone else paid, it is not a good feeling.
So here's my conclusion, this game does not do anything to separate itself from the rest of the pack. There are plenty of games just like this one, and some play much better, and are more enjoyable. There's also the fact that I have yet to come up against a game that even comes close to the amount of ads being pumped into it as such a frequent rate. This game gets a 2.1 out of 10.