8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Fun, in sudoku-ish style,
This review is from: Picross (Nintendo DS) (Video Game)
I'm actually torn between loving this game and finding it mildly irritating. The premise is very very simple: you have a grid, and next to each row and column a set of numbers indicating the length (and order) of each contiguous block of cells you need to select. Take a look at the screenshots and you should see what I mean.
This game probably is most suitable for people who enjoy logic puzzles (sudoku et cetera), though the starting levels are easily accessible enough for anyone to pick up. The built-in puzzles are finite (though large) in number, but there is also an editor so that you can create your own (presumably to share with your equally-geeky friends), so you shouldn't hit a premature lack of content.
I do have some gripes about this product: the controls are slightly fiddly, and playing for long periods on the larger (15x15) grids may make your head hurt from looking at the tiny numbers. People who get easily frustrated by tough logic problems will find levels past the earlier ones to be unpleasant, but with patience and careful calculation they certainly all seem to be solvable, and indeed the learning curve is pretty comfortable.
Overall, it's an excellent way to waste 10 mins - 1 hour at a time, and pretty addictive. Very much worth buying (even over things like Brain Training) if you have a DS and want some games which are more pick-up-and-play.