I'm fairly sure I made it clear that my main beef with 999 was the frustration of having to read so much text so much more slowly than I usually read (it's like being forced to walk behind a bunch of slow-walking people on the sidewalk with no opportunity ever to pass them, ugh), and having to go through the motions over and over again when arriving at a puzzle I had already solved before. If you didn't have those issues, fine, more power to you.
If my credibility is shot because of this, well, enjoy Radar Mission, Grant.
Hey why buy one when I could play InfinityWave's for free!
But to be honest, I've played a bit of Picross in the past and it's just not as addictive to me as it seems to be to others. There doesn't seem to be much... dynamic nature? It seems that you learn like two or three techniques and use them over and over and over. Something like Pushmo seems to have way more variety based on its limited concept.
But I'm open to sitting down and trying one out more. Is this Mario one generally considered one of the good ones?
Honestly I'd just try to find the DS one instead. It's what, 20$? Maybe even cheaper in some places. You not only get a ton of puzzles but you get touch screen controls AND some puzzles that were included in Mario's Picross if I'm not mistaken. Of course if you get the GB one then it's "free" but with the DS one you also get some coins to register!
Zero, get Mario's Picross because it's free, then get Picross DS and be amazed at the virtues of touch controls, then get Picross 3D and be amazed at the concept of Picross applied to 3D space. Then maybe by the time you're done Picross-e will release on the eShop.
I'm definitely getting Cubello. Annoying I won't be able to play it much since my Wii in this house is PAL and can't use the Shop, but eventually hopefully I'll be able to transfer this stuff over to Wii U.
I'll probably get Cubello too, seeing as I was thinking about getting it for awhile even back when I had to pay for it. I hear good things about this game from Negative World, you guys better not be steering me wrong!
@Anand There is! You have to weigh what is currently available with what may be available in the future. How do people make these decisions?!
On the plus side, I have like a billion new surveys I can fill out to get even more coins. It never ends! I'm starting to wonder if I should actually be buying eShop/etc. games right away or just waiting until they can be bought for coins.
I did download the demo. It was ok. I dunno. Maybe I'll get it someday.
I kind of feel like games like this work better for me as digital downloads because I'm only going to play a few boards at a time before I want to play something else. Hopefully that Picross e makes it over here.