Another Great Word Game! And You'll Learn About Haiku!
My hour trial play went by before I knew it! Oh, no, and I was just about to guess my second haiku, too! Definite buy for me, so I can finish my game! Worth it at either game club price or with a game credit. I really enjoyed this fun letter matching game where you form words and then solve a haiku.
There are two modes, easy and challenge. I was playing in easy mode. Another reviewer here says expert mode is very challenging, so I see good replay value. It's basically you matching letters either in a straight line, diagonally or any combination thereof to make words. You earn bonus points for finding bonus words and also symbols that you can use as any letter within a word. As you match words, letters begin to fill in the blank spaces in the haiku on the left-hand side of the playing area (think word-fill). If you think you can guess the haiku before all the letters are filled in, you get more bonus points.
You can play timed or per try. I played the timed mode, but I found the timer generous and not stressful. The music is pleasant and has an Oriental flavor. The dictionary seems substantial. I used a few words not commonly used and it accepted them, unlike some other word games I've played with dictionaries that are not quite as complete. The graphics are nice and the game runs smoothly on my 64-bit Windows Vista desktop with 19-inch flatscreen. Definitely a game you could play while listening to a radio program or watching television. If you love word games, like I do, I think you'll like this one. Plus, you'll learn what a haiku is!
May 22, 2012
Haiku journey has to be the most interesing word game
This game can able you to have a relaxed ejoying finding words and the phrases that comes with it in regarding taking certain letters to reach the phrase!
The expert mode is quite challenging so if you like competition this is the one for you
May 3, 2012
Great Word Games
Put your thinking cap on! This is great fun.
January 26, 2012
I always like to come back to this game
Haiku journey... I keep it installed on my computer and I always like to come back to it, just to play with words, or to get inspiration to write my own haiku's.
I find it soothing and play in puzzle mode... why stress myself with a timed mode? This is not about rushing, running, speeding... this is all about having a good time, playing with words, relaxing, going with the flow of the great Tao.
Haiku journey... just a must.
August 18, 2012
Asian Setting Word Puzzles
I tried this game based on a reviewer's mention of it, as one of their favorite match-3 games, and it has turned out to be one of my continuing favorites, for the gentle scenery, and soothing Asian music. To me it is a cross between word search and scrabble, where you compose words out of random letters which must be adjacent. There is challenge and reward to use longer and more unusual words as the levels increase. There are several ways to advance besides composing words, so don't worry if your spelling skills are average; you can guess the missing letters in the haiku, you can shuffle letters, and you can utilize bonus options to add tries, or to wipe out rows of letters all at once. It is relaxing brain exercise for this granny gamer.
September 1, 2014
Journey to the base of Mt. Fuji.
We must remember, while playing this game, that the ultimate goal is to COMPLETE THE HAIKU which is silently passing time way off the to left side of the screen. Just sayin'.
There is a board game consisting of a variety of letters. Stringing letters together to form words you earn points in which you may level up. That's how to do it - level up - by earning points. Obviously, the bigger the word, the more points. Five letters or more in a word and you will get a bonus in the form of a letter that will a variety of things, depending of what magic the game decides to bestow upon you.
If at any time you think you can solve the haiku, go ahead and try it, I dare you. I wrote extensively in high school (ok, so it was when dinosaurs roamed the Earth but I was GOOD) and even with the haiku over 70% completed, I still missed it by one letter. So, not as easy as you think.
And, you get a lesson in haiku. It's not the summation of the words that make it a haiku, but the significance of an event, a happening in the writer's life in a sheer moment of time that has the meaning. It's stunning in its simplicity.
Anyway, the game itself was boring to me. No "mmph" to grab me in any way, shape or form so it's definitely not a purchase for me. I'd definitely recommend it for intermediates and experts and wordies.
September 2, 2014