Reviews and Problems with Carol Vorderman's Sudoku
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Carol Vorderman's Sudoku
18 March 2008
Conclusion: So, in the end, this is one of the best versions Sudoku available. It's more efficient than it's pencil and paper brethren, and the sheer amount of different puzzles available is staggering. That being said, you'd have to be a huge fan of Sudoku to maximize your enjoyment of this title. It is fun, but it's demographic is limited to those who enjoy this sort of puzzle title; it's going to completely bore those who prefer their gaming experience go at a faster pace.
Pros: Thousands of puzzles with varying degrees of difficulty; controls are simple and easy to adapt to; classic and arcade modes adds depth to the game; in game tutorials are helpful and could make you a better Sudoku player; fun multiplayer options; good for quick pick up and play or extended gaming experiences.
Cons: Career mode is very linear; in game music is rather bland; graphics are unspectacular; some puzzles require trial and error methods to be solved; Sudoku solver should be called Sudoku generator.
Excerpt: Sudoku isn't supposed to look this good. Purists might scoff at the idea of a pretty lady fronting their favorite game, but rest assured the game is good. Good looks are nothing to scoff at when it comes to puzzle games. Too many trade snazzy graphics for brainy content and end up bland as bland can be. Carol Vorderman's Sudoku is the best portable version of the game I've played.
Excerpt: When I first received Carol Vorderman’s Sudoku for the PSP my first thought was who the heck is Carol Vorderman? My second thought was what is Sudoku? Little did I know Carol Vorderman is an English television personality best known for being a long-standing co-presenter a game show called Countdown. By looking at the cover of the game you would never know she was born in 1960. She looks great on the cover of the game considering she is 47 years old.
Conclusion: is a solid puzzle game for on-the-go-gaming. It also has the perfect features for novice players who want to learn more about the game. While I am no novice to the game, I still enjoyed the meat of it. I find playing on the PSP a lot easier than using a puzzle book and writing utensil. Being able to digitally pencil-in numbers is much nicer than using a pencil/eraser.
Excerpt: It seems like Sudoku is becoming more and more popular these days. Whether you’re scanning through a magazine, reading a newspaper, or browsing the web, you’re sure to find at least one Sudoku puzzle floating around out there. Now you can even challenge yourself to a quick game of Latin mathematical squares on your PSP! Well, it may not sound that exciting, but try and stay with me. Carol Vorderman, acclaimed Sudoku expert and British T.V.
Excerpt: I know what you’re thinking, who is Carol Vorderman? If not for the one-sheet Eidos kindly provided, I would have had to "google" her myself. Apparently Carol is one of Britain’s best-known TV personalities, having gained notoriety for hosting “Countdown,” a show in which she rapidly calculates math problems. She’s a member of MENSA with an IQ of 154 and she’s written numerous Sudoku puzzle books.
Conclusion: It's Sudoku. Carol Vorderman -- someone you probably don't know -- presents it and gives you little tips. That's it, man. Yes, it's fun, but then Sudoku is fun, so hey, if you need a new fix to get your fix on the road... you're set. If not, well... um...