Nice interface & backrounds but not worth the pop-up interuptions
11 January 2009
Summary: I thought the interface for this game was far better than any of the ones I've played thus far. I also think the backgrounds are vivid and really add to the "playing atmosphere" or "gaming experience." HOWEVER, this does NOT make my patience for this game any better. The POP-UPS that appear in the middle of the screen during game play (while the time is still ticking away mind you) made me go insane. I would lose my train of thought that was getting me to my answer.
Summary: As an addict of sudoku games, this game came as a disappointment. This game biggest flaw is the inexplicable loading screen. Why does it need to load so much. These loading skill happen so often that the interrupt the momentum of the game. I was so disgusted with the game that I did something I have never done, I threw it away. It wasn't even worth it for me to try and resell it. Avoid this game.
Summary: There is so much going on with a puzzle craze, it can be really amazing for some, and just frustrating for others. While there are some who may seem interested in games like crossword puzzles, and video game mammoths like Tetris, there is always one puzzler that can be surprising. With the success of Su Doku, many companies have been willing to cash in on the craze. Nintendo did that successfully with the highly acclaimed Brain Age for the Nintendo DS system.
Summary: This is the absolutely the dumbist sudoku game EVER! The game started out fine. Relaxing music, you choose the difficulty, style, and then you play. Well I put a wrong number in one of the boxes...Then it TELLS YOU THAT YOU PUT IN THE WRONG NUMBER!!! WhAt?! No! Nuh-uh! That defeates the WHOLE GAME! WHATS THE POINT IN PLAYING SUDOKU IF IT JUST TELLS YOU THE ANSWER?! I think I made my point... And oh yea, centillion has 303 zerros, just in case anyone wonders about that.
Summary: There is a serious programming flaw in this game. A "warning" window pops up every few minutes (unless your PSP is fully charged AND plugged in!). This is INCREDIBLY annoying and I am returning the game. The manufacturer won't even acknowledge that there is a problem so I am NEVER buying another UBISOFT product again!
Summary: I totally agree with all that was previously said, and when that pop-up comes up the time continues to tick away.. which is the MOST annoying ever. you would think that if the program was busy loading it would freeze the game but it doesn't. The time just keeps on going unless you pause the game everytime the pop-up shows up. So obnoxious. Other than all that bs, the game is pretty good, except that it tells you when you have misplaced a #. Not cool.
Summary: I'm updating my review as I have had the time to play this game. The flaws just pile up: 1) The game will warn you if you place an incorrect number. That alone ruins the game. 2) I though flaw #1 was bad until I started seeing the "Attention... please wait" pop-ups. The most annoying thing in a mind game. I have other PSPs that could take a lot of processing time, Winning Eleven 9 and NFS Most Wanted. Those are intense games with rich graphics.
Summary: I concur with the other reviews. This game has an annoying defect. I went so far as to contact tech support. This is what I was told. "Response (Jason) - 04/10/2006 11:50 AM Unfortunately, this is a known problem with the game that will occur when there is less than a 40% charge on the battery.