Excerpt: Every so often there is a game that comes in that takes us by storm. Every so often there is a game that becomes all the rage here at Family Friendly Gaming. Every so often a game comes along that grabs us and will not let go. Quarrel is one of those games. Quarrel is that every so often.
Conclusion: You are given control of these little creatures and depending on the number in your possession on each of your tiles or opponents tiles, is what determines the highest number of letters you can use for your words in any certain 'battle' that tile is involved in.
Excerpt: Take Scrabble and combine it with a Risk -like board with property to be conquered, add some online functionality, tweak a few things, and the result would probably be something pretty close to Quarrel , the newest word-based puzzler to hit XBLA.
Pros: Getting the anagram in a game-winning skirmish.
Cons: European spellings and foreign words not in common usage.
Excerpt: When it launched on iPhone, it seemed like Quarrel had it all. A clever concept, sharp visuals and a chucklesome sense of British humour. Only developer Denki, in its infinite wisdom, slipped up and completely forgot to put a multiplayer mode in.
Summary: The definition of Quarrel is both a square-headed projectile specifically for use in crossbows, and a verbal argument between antagonists. At first glance, applying a word that has both martial and linguistic connotations is a clever play. The same goes for the game Quarrel.
Conclusion: As a straight-port with added multiplayer, developers Denki have done a decent job with Quarrel. Moving forward, there's plenty to build on in order to establish this as a successful series.
Excerpt: The developer of Quarrel struggled to find a publisher for this Xbox Live Arcade release, with the game landing on iOS first, and it would have been an absolute tragedy if someone hadn’t picked it up.
Summary: Aside from the annoying sounds in the game and the lack of diverse gameplay, the game is fun and a good entry into the word-creation game genre. While I feel it could have been far more interesting and varied gameplay, it does what it does well enough.
Excerpt: I know what you're thinking: "Just what we needed, another Xbox Live word game..." Well, cheer up, because Quarrel isn't your average Scrabble clone. It's a charming combination of word unscrambling and turn-based strategy warfare. Wait, wha-?