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Quarrel

Platform(s): Xbox 360
Genre: Puzzle
Publisher: Ignition
Developer: Denki
Release Date: Jan. 25, 2012

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'Quarrel' (XBLA) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 7, 2009 @ 7:20 a.m. PDT

Quarrel is an XBLA game in which up to four competitors strive for dominance through the creation of the most complex and valuable words to capture and colonize the territories formerly held by their contemporaries.

What’s the best word you can make from the letters A-L-H-G-N-U-I-G? If you said “laughing”, then you’ll be a dangerously good player of Quarrel. If you said “hug”, well… you might still win, but we wouldn’t place any bets on it.

The essence of the game is making high-scoring words, but what’s the use of making high scoring words if you can’t also dominate an island? As luck would have it, that’s exactly what you do in Quarrel: guide your tribe of Quarrellers to vocabulary victory.

Not only does Quarrel use a fantastically detailed word list, it’ll also tell you what those words mean, so you don’t have to come up with some dodgy explanation for those words you guessed at in a blind panic (such as “voe“).

Quarrel’s unique blend of strategic and word-based gaming will be jazzed-up and effervesced by an original and inspiring mixture of Latin American, Lounge and Easy Listening music combined with the unique vocal stylings of Denki’s chief creative whiz and all-round Gary Penn (the voice behind Grand Theft Auto, GTA 2 and Tanktics, fact fans).

The Quarrel house band starts grooving behind the scenes, from the moment the game’s fired up. The talented and eclectic ensemble provides everything from warm percussion on the opening menus, through to encouraging, joyful or cheeky comments on each player’s performance. Until your vocabulary skills have been celebrated by a moustachioed, maraca-wielding musician, you’ve never really enjoyed a game properly.

 


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