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: 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: As the reviewer below said, it will tell you as soon as you make a wrong move. This significantly reduce the challenge. Even worse, about every 45 to 60 seconds while you are playing an Attention alert comes up covering most of the screen telling you to wait. After 10 seconds or so it goes away. This is very irritating ! I am looking forward to someone doing Sudoku right for the PSP.
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: 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.
Summary: The overall idea and implementation for this game is good. I think there are ways it could be improved. But all that doesn't really matter. There is a horrible bug where a huge pop-up window comes up during game-play, basically covering the entire board. The pop-up says "ATTENTION! Please wait..." and takes about 5-10 seconds and then returns you to the game. Apparently the issue is due to some buggy code that is checking your battery life.