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7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 40 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 25 out of 40
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  1. Oct 21, 2017
    4
    Having been a huge fan of the series since the brilliant DS game Picross and seven more games on the 3DS, I had high hopes for this game. However, Jupiter has produced a game that seems flawed and even a little lazy (certainly not up to their standards).
    Firstly, there is now no penalty for filling the wrong square. Previously there had been a two-, four-, or eight-minute time penalty for
    Having been a huge fan of the series since the brilliant DS game Picross and seven more games on the 3DS, I had high hopes for this game. However, Jupiter has produced a game that seems flawed and even a little lazy (certainly not up to their standards).
    Firstly, there is now no penalty for filling the wrong square. Previously there had been a two-, four-, or eight-minute time penalty for wrong attempts. Now there is no penalty which leads to simply guessing. In my opinion this has effectively ruined the game. What's the point in trying to puzzle out the answer when you can simply guess?
    Secondly, the puzzles used in both picross mode and mega picross mode are the same puzzles. They do not seem to have created unique puzzles for mega picross mode. The puzzles occur in slightly different order (possibly to throw us off) but I have come across many repeated puzzles (enough to make me assume that this continues throughout the game, even though I haven't yet finished it 100%).
    Lastly, the control scheme is a bit different to the 3DS version. It's not as intuitive and there seem to be no other control options. Earlier versions had at least two control schemes.
    In general the game is still quite good, but not up to the standard we've come to expect from Jupiter. The DS game Picross remains the best in the series.
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  2. Apr 7, 2019
    4
    El juego es sencillamente lo que el título indica, una galería de puzzles esperando a ser llenados.
    No hay historia solo listas por completar, en total se sienten cortas y aunque los diseños sean interesantes y uno que otro atractivo a la vista no hay mucho por hacer una vez completada la lista.
    Me cuesta recomendar el juego, puesto que aunque sea un fan del género y he disfrutado en
    El juego es sencillamente lo que el título indica, una galería de puzzles esperando a ser llenados.
    No hay historia solo listas por completar, en total se sienten cortas y aunque los diseños sean interesantes y uno que otro atractivo a la vista no hay mucho por hacer una vez completada la lista.
    Me cuesta recomendar el juego, puesto que aunque sea un fan del género y he disfrutado en completarlo hay opciones más económicas y más extensas en los dispositivos móviles.
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67

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Jan 29, 2018
    60
    Picross S is a fully recommended title for anyone who doesn't own a Nintendo 3DS after some puzzling action to play on the go, which is the preferred way to play this type of game. Whilst lacking the superior touch controls of the 3DS versions, this one does add an array of great assist options and throws a multiplayer twist into the format. Compared to what the long-running Picross e games provide, though, offering just two modes and Mega Picross being slightly adjusted Picross puzzles is unfortunate. For the budget price, 300 puzzles is excellent value, especially if this is one of your first dabbles into the series, but there is no question that more could have been added here. If you have a 3DS, it would be better to stick to the Picross fun on that system.
  2. Nov 17, 2017
    80
    If you're looking for a good puzzle game for your Switch, this should definitely be your first stop. Most of the puzzles are bite-sized and easy to stop when you're on the go, but it's also meaty with so many puzzles (over 150 and double that if you count the Megas) that it can easily eat up hours of your time. While I miss the simplicity of the touch controls, it's a small quibble when there's still so much to be enjoyed from this game.
  3. Oct 31, 2017
    70
    Picross S still manages to entertain with the ultra solid nonogram formula, but overall it feels like a lazy project for newcomers that will probably disappoint the old fans of the franchise.