Couldn't put it down, a great puzzle game for thinkers
Brian Offsey, Amazon
21 August 2013
Summary: I had experience with 2D Picross games in the past, but never anything like this, so I was a bit skeptical at first, but I ended up getting hooked. This game offers 369 different puzzles of different difficulties, and I ended up finishing every last one. Regular Picross just isn't the same now that I've played this game. My only complaints are the annoying duck mascot thing that just ends up being distracting, and the music.
Summary: This is a great new way to play picross. The rules of picross 2D are translated quite well into a 3D format. The use of "slicers" to see inside of the puzzle as you solve it is pretty intuitive. I don't really have any complaints about the puzzle-solving aspect of the game. However, overall it seems like the game was either designed to be marketed to little kids, or it was made hastily, with not enough time or attention spent on designing it well.
Summary: I've been playing this game for a few months and am almost finished. I challenged myself to replay all the puzzles until I finished them with a perfect rating, or I would have finished much sooner. I enjoy the game and see only one drawback, which might annoy some people who aren't as compulsive as I am: you have to achieve a certain minimum performance on each level before you can move on to the next.
Summary: First, let me say that I worked at a video game store for 2+ years, and I had never played this game, nor taken it very seriously. On my college campus, a very close female friend mentioned a game on the DS she enjoyed, which I identified as this game. As a surprise to her, I bought it with the intent of letting her borrow and play it. I was pleasantly surprised by the game, it is both fun and easy to pick up and play for short times.
Summary: Let us just get this out of the way now.... if you bought and played and loved any Picross game you dont need much justification to purchase... This is all the picross you want just with a welcomed twist. For those of you on the fence. I am sure the screen shots are mind boggling and I agree, just looking at this game makes no sense but let me give you the gist. Picross is a logic puzzle game in the flavor of sudoku it looks like math but is far from doing long division.
Great premise, great promise, should have been great for everyone.
Dick Johnson, Amazon
7 May 2010
Summary: I'm writing this review after about three hours of play. The first hour was spent on the tutorial - and, yes, it is necessary. (I'm not sure, but you may have no choice.) Though the manual is very, very good (thank you for that), the learn as you go feature was pretty well done. I'm in my sixties and I have played the pencil and paper version of 2D Picross games for many, many years. I've also played virtually all of Picross DS. So, I was really looking forward to this.