“Word Culinary Journey” is not trying to break any new grounds when it comes to world puzzle games. It’s a simple, old school world searching game where you are presented with a set of tiles with letters on them and your aim is to make as many words as possible out of the tiles you’re given. You can tie them together in any way you want – diagonally, horizontally, vertically, or mix and match your approach.
There is always a chance that you will be able to find some words that the game’s dictionary didn’t expect you to, and for those words, you will be awarded with diamonds, while getting all the predicted words gets you higher up through the culinary ranks and gives you coins. Both coins and diamonds can be used to buy hints, but use them only if you are in a hurry. There is no time limit, you are not playing against the clock, so take your time and do your best to find the hidden words.
The game can be played both online and offline and that is a big plus on its part, as ads can be more than intrusive if you choose to play online. (Though, watching ads also earns you free coins and hints, so you are the one who chooses just how many ads you’ll see).
As stated above, “World Culinary Journey” is not an innovative title by any means. But, it knows just what it is and does the best with what it’s got. Don’t expect to learn any new recipes while playing this game, as the culinary setting is just a frame for measuring your in-game progress. Frankly, there are many games just like this one when it comes to gameplay and mechanics, so this is a title meant only for word puzzle fanatics who just can’t get enough of searching for new words in their spare time. If you do choose to devote your time to “World Culinary Journey”, the game will award you with more than a thousand different levels.