I have been playing for almost a full year, mostly the Werewolf game, and I seriously enjoy it! My friend introduced it to me and I’m glad she did since I have a lot of fun and meet all kinds of intriguing people, in a good and bad way. I enjoy the games themselves as well, albeit maybe a bit limited.
However, I have gripes.
1) The glitches. This one will probably be the shortest, relatively. I don’t know much about any other glitches, however the one I experience the most is not being able to see updated Plato ID’s/pictures. It is very hard especially in a game like WW to identify certain people if we don’t even see the same players. People call out people that aren’t in the game and I end up pressing the wrong person or people have no idea who I’m talking about. Like if I were seer but I died, on occasion, I was the only one -online- who knew who it was and couldn’t even describe them or click on them, for, as you can understand why; even when specified by others, it is annoying since it seems it never seems to update their new name regardless of time or updates. Some people still see my name from months ago. I changed it roughly 2-3 times in the span of 3-5 months. Mind you, that name was my first registered name.
Another issue I would like to shine light on is the glitch at the beginning of the game of Werewolf. It sets up like a 7 game, even though it is a 9, and there are usually cards somewhat off the screen. It isn’t a big issue, since I can get out of the game then go back in, however, it is somewhat annoying.
2) Here is my biggest issue. The blocking system and lack of proper moderation. There absolutely needs to be done about the blocking system not accurately working. I can block somebody and not see their messages, yet, they still appear in games with me? Which, as I’m sure you know, is one of the things that states they can not to once blocking them. There are so many homophobic, racists, unnecessarily rude individuals that I don’t want to see again and yet I see them literally the next game. I personally haven’t started having that problem until recently since back when I played, there were only raging and mildly toxic people. I barely needed to block, but when I did, it worked. However, for some reason, I recently have developed a long block list full of the aforementioned kinds people. I know they are everywhere, but the influx of them on this app is ridiculous. Also, I know there most likely isn’t much you can do about people making new accounts, however, these would be people that I blocked before! There are so many(in particular one)that makes 100’s of new accounts and nothing can be done about it.
Thats why I know it’s hard to handle this. People can freely make so many new accounts and you can’t stop them all. No matter how many I block, more will come. I’ve put up with it but I’m starting to get tired. I don’t want to give up on the app but there seems that there isn’t anything to do about these people, and the things set aren’t enough.
The second factor is what brings this app personally down 2 stars. I don’t want to be harsh, but it’s seriously something that needs to be fixed.
I joined Plato because a friend invited me to play Bankroll which is like monopoly. But then I stayed because of Werewolf which is a role-playing game where the good guys try to find the baddies and kill them to save the village. New games keep getting added and recently Bowling was added which is really fun!
There are also in-app purchases that users can use to customise the aesthetics of the app however there are no pay-to-win features.
The support from their insta and twitter (@platochat) is also useful for getting information or assistance.
Timed out due to inactivity before my time had run out. I was beating my son at chess, a rare thing, and the app timed me out. You’re supposed to have 24 hrs, but I would check ten times a day. Didn’t matter. It still time me out and said, “You lose due to inactivity.” The app is completely unreliable. No contact info to put things right. Do Not Bother. Try any other app.
I love this app! It’s just when I play 8ball/pool I can’t really enjoy it. my progress stopped halfway on level 19 Example: when I play it says I played 222 and won 221, if I win again it will say- played 223 won 221- and my progress won’t move at all
The amount of games that are on plato are amazing! It’s way better than game pigeon since you can actually play live games! Just ignore the weirdos on this app and you have a 100% awesome app! This app would be even better with dark mode! Please add!
Knock off from Game Pidgeon. Has some really good games. But filled with other languages and no way to communicate efficiently. Lots of perverts. LOTSSSS of crashes. Had potential but needs to have a way to enhance the overall experience.
iOS is made for Rich People, android for broke things that are sometimes called people, keep them segregated, this game tries to give android users the privilege to interact with filthy green texts
It’s amazing fun and very interactive, but also very glitchy it makes me wait a full minute after a game, it always glitches when it’s my turn, so I automatically draw a card or my turn is passed
Honestly winning 50 games in a row earning 1 point maybe 2 points a game then losing just a single game to suffer a 30+ point loss is frustrating and needs to change.
I’ve been looking for an amazing app like this! The theme of the app is great and you don’t need a phone number to use plato!