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: 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: We love Sudoku. We play it online quite a lot, and use the Brain Age version of Sudoku frequently as well. We thought it'd be great to have a PSP game solely dedicated to Sudoku. Unfortunately, the Go! Sudoku implementation was poor. First off, about the gameplay in general. You get a Sudoku board, can choose from puzzles of various difficulties, and can choose a background theme. Once you play a game on a given profile, that's it. You can't play it again.
Summary: I agree with the other reviews. The game itself is fun and challenging but there is a terrible glitch in the programming. Ubisoft, please hear our voices and fix this problem. It is very irritating that the "Attention" screen pops up in the middle of a game for no reason at all. It was so annoying that I had to go buy the Nintendo DS version of the game instead.
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.
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: 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: 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: If you want to play sudoku get a book for a fiver instead of paying £16.99 for a game. If you are a hard-core fan and don't want any other game than get this. It simply isn't worth it. ONLY IF YOU MUST!