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I am so excited for Picross 3D coming out tomorrow (though technically tuesday). Who else is excited for this?
I don't know the likelihood of this thread sticking around but I figure people can share their opinions and tips and such if any here in a few days. I don't know how the "create a puzzle" thing works but maybe we'll be able to aid in sharing puzzles with each other via this too.
I guess I'm SOL for now too. I've called essentially everywhere I can think of. I could go preorder at Gamestop to ensure one of their four copies they're getting tomorrow for myself but if I have to wait till tomorrow I might as well just pick it up anywhere. No point in driving there now and using the gas.
Game is pretty easy so far and seems a bit more casual friendly than Picross, as in it really gives you a lot of tips to solve puzzles easily. Having played a ton of Picross, these are all too obvious though. I was surprised that there's an actual time limit and if you pass that limit, it's game over. Hopefully that doesn't become an issue later on but with a 30 minute limit on the starting puzzles, first one which took me 11 seconds, I'm not too worried yet
Oh, well I guess I never reached over 60 minutes... didn't know that puzzles also ended then for that one. But the 30 minutes is only for the short puzzles. It's already increased to 45 minutes but the puzzles are nowhere near as challenging to last that long yet.
Ah okay, I still need to finish up the later levels and enter free mode.
By the way, there's already some DLC up, the "Spring pack" which has 5 puzzles. There's also a challenge up where you have to submit a puzzle related to that theme and I guess the best one will be made available for everyone to download. Pretty neat stuff!
So, how is everyone enjoying the game so far? I've only gone through the first 20 or so puzzles, but so far it's very, very easy (not surprising).
I was under the impression that you could share puzzles with friends like you could with Picross DS, but from the looks of it you can only do that with local wireless. At least there are downloadable puzzles from Nintendo, plus the contests.
I'm really enjoying it so far. I'm not as addicted as I was to Picross DS, but I'll give it some time -- after all, I'm still on easy mode. That isn't to say it isn't challenging at times or really fun either --because it is both :D
Really enjoying it so far, close to 90 puzzles done now. The only thing I hate is the god awful music... some aren't bad and I'm aware that you can just change it but I'll probably just completely turn it off and listen to my iPod instead, like I did with Picross
I tried to design a puzzle for this week's challenge but I'm just terrible at drawing them.
91 puzzles solved and I'm still in the "Easy" set of puzzles.
That's almost discouraging. On the one hand, that's a whole lot of gaming for $20. On the other hand, I wish the difficulty ramped up a bit faster, even if that meant taking out some puzzles. Why are the higher difficulties locked anyway? After 91 puzzles, haven't I earned the right to skip directly to at least intermediate puzzles?
But at least the content that's there is fun, and the gameplay sound, unlike something like Alphabounce, which is similarly huge, except boring as shit.
I've finished 90 puzzles, the majority with three stars. I am really enjoying the game, but the one thing that drives me absolutely crazy is the music. The majority of it is terrible. Why didn't Nintendo reprise the great music from Mario's Super Picross?
Speaking of which, I wonder if that one will ever come to the VC in America. The ESRB has rated it IIRC.