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: There is abolutely no question about the excitement many games have shown for the Nintendo DS since it came out back in 2004. Games like Super Mario 64 DS and Brain Age have been so popular that they've really re-shaped the way people have played great games on the go. No question about it, Nintendo really had a huge challenge with bringing out great games after the Game Boy retired a few years ago, and it worked.
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.