Buggy Cash Grab
The title says it all. Even the developers know this is true. It isn’t really different at all from the first Trivia Crack. Except now be prepared to watch ads to literally do anything. I get it, it’s a free app and they make money with ad space, but this is excessive and I think it might be a reason why the game freezes up and crashes frequently (which is especially annoying when you're doing a real-time trivia match). Moreover, during a real-time battle where the whole point is to answer questions quickly, get ready to randomly sit through a 30 second ad as your time ticks away and your opponent shoots ahead. They removed the statistics function from the first trivia crack (probably because they got found out for having fake bot players for users to play against). You also can’t compare your rank with your friends to show off, which kills off some of the competitive feel. I played this game for a good while and got to about level 120 but the frequent app freezing and excessively ads UNNECESSARILY interfere with the game too much and I’m just over it. I love trivia and the idea behind the game, but I’m not gonna shell out monthly payments to simply not have annoying interferences.
I have encountered many questions like this one, but I recently answered this one so I can at least use it as a reference. The question asked, “Who spoke about the allegory of the cave?” The correct answer that this app gave was Plato, but I checked Socrates and got it wrong. Now as any high school student knows, Plato recorded everything that Socrates did and said. The allegory of the cave was written down and published by Plato in his Republic. But the question was not, “who WROTE the allegory of the cave” but rather, “who SPOKE ABOUT the allegory of the cave” in which case either Glaucon or Socrates would have been correct, but certainly not Plato. This means that the app is incorrect on this question and in many others, and the philosophy questions were written by someone who doesn’t know the difference between empiricism and rationalism. There are many such answers in this app, and I would not recommend it to anyone who knows something.
Also the 15-30 second adds during tower battle are the worst. Oftentimes the app freezes in the middle of them anyway, and I am required to close the app and open it up again to resume the tower battle. At this point there’s no point to play it.
As a happy player of the original trivia crack (without ads!) for many years I forgot just how bad the ads are implemented. That’s why when I first booted up trivia crack 2 I was surprised at how intrusive they really are! “It won’t really matter though” I thought, as I planned to drop a few bucks to remove ads just like I did before. I was absolutely shocked to see that they are charging $40(!) a year as the SOLE option to remove ads. That’s insane! The developer has two options, either make ads much less intrusive where you aren’t forced to watch an ad for like 10-20 seconds after every turn (not to mention the constant banners), or actually sell the no ad upgrades for a reasonable price. I would HAPPILY drop $5 to remove ads, but I cannot and will not support the pure greed that is a $40 a year “membership” as the only way to get rid of ads. Coupled with the fact that the real improvements making the game noticeably more enjoyable than the original seem to be pretty scarce, and I think I will just be sticking to the original for now until they fix this problem, and I’m sure I won’t be the only one.
I went into this app excited because I enjoyed the original trivia crack app so much, and I thought this was going to be better. Boy was I let down. I don’t even care about the ads, I get they have to make money or whatever since it’s free, but the app crashes at least once every time you open it. I will be in the middle of a round of questions and it crashes right in the middle of it. Just now, it probably went down at least 10 times but I stopped counting after about 4 because I was so annoyed. The worst is when it crashes in the middle of getting a crown- when you force close the app and reopen it, click on your turn, and try to answer a question for a crown, it says “waiting”. However, you can’t click anything, so you have to forfeit your turn and lose a life while not getting a crown. Honestly, I’d give it 1.5 stars, but 2 will suffice. I haven’t deleted the app yet but I might soon. I wouldn’t get it unless you have a lot of patience for technical problems. I wish you the best of luck on your trivia conquests!
Can't play because of bugs
I was enjoying the game for a few hours. I had a few problems though, when playing the tower game, I would sometimes just get stuck after getting a question wrong on the question wrong screen with no option to continue, forcing me to restart the app. The questions were fine, but some of the questions were designed to intentionally be trick questions and use clever wording to make you think it's another answer, and I don't think it should be like that. Some of the questions also had grammatical errors. Sometimes when playing the tower game, directions would be given to me in Spanish even though the rest of my game is English. The reason my review is so low is because I was playing a normal quick play game, and started getting spammed with a pop-up saying that an error occurred and that they would try to fix it soon. Even after restarting the app, I am still getting spammed with this error therefore I can no longer even play the game as I cannot do anything but get rid of this message for .1 seconds till it comes back up.
Needs More Features
by Sexy thang 12345678910
It would be much better if your team could play against other teams and if you could click on your team member’s names in order to play against them. I also wish there was a way to report questions because I’ve come across multiple ones that are either in the wrong category, have incorrect answers, more than one correct answer, or are grammatically incorrect. I also wish ads weren’t so long and that you could click out of more of them because honestly a game ad is not going to make me download that game, especially when most of the games being advertised look extremely boring and uninteresting. Players should also be able to submit questions and review the questions that others have submitted. I’d really like a question reporting option.
“Great” to “not so great”
Ads are a great way of making profit so you can keep that up but at least don’t spam it. When I don’t want to use another turn by watching and ad, I click cancel off the offer and then an ad appears. Either way, there are other negative things. One of the players I go against is my brother. He no longer plays. Notifications spam me one minute after another saying “——— did not answer a question correctly, answer now..” or something. It was annoying and absolutely crazy. Also the fact that when you win, you get a lot of trophies/coins and when you lose, you only lose a bit. Where is the just in that? Also, for a game for mostly young and older children/adults, I think there should be a question that is on a level that the player is on. How is a 10 year old, which I am not 10 but my brother is, supposedly be able to answer the element number of something like mercury in a few something seconds? This is just feedback.
Disappointing and frustrating
I loved playing the original version. While I do enjoy the tower challenge, however, once I get a question wrong I have to sit through an ad. This can be quite frustrating as I am competing against someone else in a timed challenge. If I accidentally hit the ad and am taken to the ad store, it kicks me out of the tower challenge and takes me to a one-on-one challenge which I cannot leave without losing a life. Even on the one-on-one games there is yet another ad when a question is answered incorrectly. I understand that ads are a way for the makers to earn some extra money, but it is way overdone. I find myself wanting to just give up on the game because I am stuck watching more ads than I play the games. I also wish I didn’t lose a life after every incorrect answer because I will eventually get a wrong answer per each game played. It has great potential and is one of the best trivia games I have come across, but it also needs some tuning up.
Not as good as I thought it would be
Well number one on why it is not that great is because the ads are terrible!!! Why in the world would you have ads in Tower Duel!! They are sooooo repetitive as well it’s very VERY annoying!! We have a time limit, why put a time limit if your going to take away our time anyway... just do the ads before and/or After!
Number two... I’m not sure if it’s a bug or not it’s just that I cannot change my name which I thought would happen seeing as this is supposed to be an upgraded version not the same with some new game modes... I’m sadly disappointed...
I’ll probably find something else but number three, I understand that you have to have a limit on how many people could be a group/clan thing, and I know 50 is a lot, but if you could push up the number to 55 or 60 it would be nice, I don’t want the game to glitch so if it would make the game glitch to push up the number, don’t I enjoy this game just some of the features annoy me.
Once again please lessen the amount of ads in tower duel, please add something to where you could make a nickname/Username, lastly please ( if you could) amp up the amount of people that could be in a clan/group.
Thanks for listening and reading my ideas and taking them into consideration!
A loyal fan wanting the game to improve.
I play the previous trivia crack in really enjoyed it. The ads are annoying so I paid $3fee to remove the ads. However with Trivia Crack 2 in order to remove ads you have to pay $5 a month. The ads are also really long. So basically you play a round and have to watch a 30 second ad, play a round watch a 30 second ad, etc. also, basically the only new features is it added a daily challenge and tower challenge which really aren’t that great; so for them to basically offer the exact same app and charge an astronomical fee just so the app is usable is ridiculous. Will give them a week to see if they make changes if not; UNINSTALL!!
On a sidenote, either at the app developer or the iTunes Store must be falsely reporting the ratings... I scroll down to the reviews as far as my thumb could take and I saw one or two possible five star ratings a few for star ratings but the vast, vast majority were one star ratings so how this is an overall 4.5 star rated app out of 6.5k reviews is beyond me...
Everything about this app is horrible