I have just been beaten by a boss less than half way through the game.
Luckily, before that I busted out some huge words and had lots and lots of fun. Bookworm Adventures is one of those games that people would be tempted to call a 'secret pleasure' or something, but in my case there's no secrecy about it, I love it! It's great! It appeals directly to my 'you are the best at spelling' node which always gives me a warm sense of primary school era pleasure.
The game is basically Boggle but with certain letters causing things like poisoning or burning and so on. It's full of little literary jokes and references and a healthy dose of puns.
Here's my absolute favourite moment in this playthrough:
An astonishing 'Ejaculation' helped me decimate this pig.
Other highlights include mrbenn turning up:
Finally some words which aren't words, allegedly (although Gordon Freeman might disagree)
Ultimately though I was defeated by my own caution. I came up against a boss who had a shield which reflected damage. While he had it equipped I only used three letter words to minimise the reflected damage, but this was foolish, as the reflection only did half a heart of damage back no matter how long your word was...
By the time I'd worked this out I'd wasted 6 goes on three letter words and used up all my potions.
So my one surefire chance at a completion is down the toilet (a word which I used twice to good effect).
On to Braid it is then (urgh).
Name - Cromwell Liverduck
Pride - Massively boosted
Fall - Came just after the pride
Ejaculation - Astonishing