Just like a real game of hangman, Wordmaster doesn't last long. You can see all the game has to offer inside of an hour. Other than the obscure words and fewer tries, there aren't any new features to unlock as you progress. The only incentive to come back for more is to watch the line on your graph get higher, or expand your vocabulary of six letter words, and if you're playing the game to do that, you might as well read a book.
It's a game about English words with a calligraphy theme. It doesn't make sense, but it looks nice.
Despite being a little odd, the totally inexplicable Eastern theme looks nice with its bright colors and crisp detail. The portly Wordmaster, Sum Ting Wong (you read that right), sits in the corner and judges your performance with a variety of nods and claps. Word puzzles roll out on frayed scrolls and the writing area resembles a sand pit, complete with rake eraser. A couple of dragon backgrounds and soothing music top off the strange but enjoyable presentation.
Wordmaster isn't a bad game, and fans of crossword puzzles, word searches, or sudoku might enjoy knocking out a few puzzles before bed. Even so, it's hard to recommend paying for something that could easily be found online for free.