Skill Review: Amazing Word Master Game



VOGO Voice RATING                                4/5

Voice First                                                                  4/5
Display Friendly                                                       N/A
Performance/Ease of Use                                       4/5
Accuracy/Data Quality                                             4/5
Value Proposition                                                     4/5


Amazing Word Master Game by Saket Agarwal is an interactive vocabulary-building skill suitable for all age groups. With the motive of making language learning fun, this word game exposes you to new vocabulary and also tests your proficiency in English. For Scrabble enthusiasts and Word Search gamers, it opens up an avenue to challenge their vocab knowledge and trigger active learning by competing against Alexa.
The rules of this simple, turn-based vocabulary game are clearly stated at the outset of the skill. Alexa being the adversary will flag it off by saying a word and the player needs to respond with a word that begins in the same letter that Alexa’s word ended with. There ensues unlimited gameplay; a means to help you assess how exhaustive your word bank is. To perk it up, a scoring system is introduced where users get to score more points for longer words. Consequently, the game becomes more challenging as it demands more than basic vocabulary to beat Alexa. Adding a tinge of leniency the skill provides multiple chances to a player in case of giving incorrect answers. This promises a never-ending gaming experience until the player fails to respond or wilfully exits the skill. If keen to weigh your chances of outdoing Alexa, the game enables you to check out the scores anytime within a session through simple voice commands. When you are through with the game, it relays the total score and declares the winner.

That said, the skill is marked by a major downfall that impedes a user’s progress in the game. Most often, Alexa fails to recognize word endings or suffixes leading to slashing answers into shorter words. This initiates an unfair game as the user’s score is mistakenly cut down in spite of giving an existing word in the lexicon. No matter how clearly and slowly you enunciate words the skill’s poor voice recognition is a stumbling block. It either misinterprets the answers or behaves as if they are non-comprehensible alien words. Eventually, the player may get frustrated as this flaw mostly makes Alexa an unbeatable, predefined winner.

The VOGO Voice team scores this skill a 4 out of 5-stars based on our review criteria. With a robust concept to improve lexical and cognitive capacity, ‘Amazing Word Master Game’ is sure to pique the interest of language learners. On a lighter note, it can also be an evening fun game you get to play with the pro-opponent, Alexa. But to get the best learning outcome, it’s imperative to upgrade the voice recognition ability of the skill for users to freely speak the words they know. So why not try the skill and see if it delivers an engaging experience combining fun and vocab.

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