Daxadillion
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Please post your REVIEWS for The Secret of Arcanesium: A Mosaic Mystery here.

[Post New]by Daxadillion on Dec 14, 16 12:40 AM
A thread for your reviews.

Edited on 12/14/2016 at 6:32:30 AM PST


 
bfgBellerophon
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Re:Please post your REVIEWS for The Secret of Arcanesium: A Mosaic Mystery here.

[Post New]by bfgBellerophon on Dec 14, 16 6:32 AM
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JulieJay
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Re:Please post your REVIEWS for The Secret of Arcanesium: A Mosaic Mystery here.

[Post New]by JulieJay on Dec 14, 16 1:55 PM
Too easy. Old and clunky gameplay. Colours not very good. There's better out there.

 

Re:Please post your REVIEWS for The Secret of Arcanesium: A Mosaic Mystery here.

[Post New]by jwbrewer on Dec 14, 16 5:55 PM
pretty awful game,I couldn't get it to play by it's own rules. I stopped after te first 10 minutes out of frustration' Yes I followed the tutorial.

 
GeorgeTSLC
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Re: Please post your REVIEWS for The Secret of Arcanesium: A Mosaic Mystery here.

[Post New]by GeorgeTSLC on Dec 15, 16 8:26 PM
Made good sense to me, worked well. Actually makes you work back and forth among the colors. I like it.

 
kaitlinn
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Re:Please post your REVIEWS for The Secret of Arcanesium: A Mosaic Mystery here.

[Post New]by kaitlinn on Dec 16, 16 9:10 AM
I liked the premise, since I like nonograms, and loved the idea of combining them with a story and additional puzzles. But the puzzles were too easy, and it would have been better if you could explore more to find the objects instead of simply being led right to them and then given the clues to answer each puzzle rather than figuring out which clue is needed. I will most likely get the second episode, but I hope the developers make it more challenging.

 
georgiarealist
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Re:Please post your REVIEWS for The Secret of Arcanesium: A Mosaic Mystery here.

[Post New]by georgiarealist on Dec 29, 16 12:24 PM
Pros: 3 color puzzles, autocomplete, solutions are shown with titles so you know what the picture is - although the line by line reveal is annoying.

Cons: Hidden item games and clue games are too simple, except for the last one which I couldn't figure out at all. After being given such basic clues, it was odd that the last one seemed to have no logical clue at all.

A few of the nonograms had a couple random placements that couldn't be figured out by logic or strategy, and that the picture didn't really help with (like snowflakes falling - could be anywhere). The pictures are very basic, and as others have said the colors are dull. Too much grey in the background to use grey as a color, especially for those of us whose eyes aren't the sharpest.

Conclusion: Better than the griddlers series, not up to the penguin or rainbow or gizmos ones.

 
GoodOldDad
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Re:Please post your REVIEWS for The Secret of Arcanesium: A Mosaic Mystery here.

[Post New]by GoodOldDad on Jan 6, 17 7:47 AM
Yup, this was pretty disappointing. It seemed quite amateurish in many ways. I like nonograms, but all of these were too simple with the largest one being 20x15, if I recall correctly. Several of them broke what is for me a cardinal rule of nonogram design - the entire puzzle should be solvable by logic alone with no guessing ever necessary.

The charcoal colour had very low contrast with the background, making them hard to see sometimes.

When complete, the puzzle disappears momentarily, then slowly reappears line by line from the top down. Even more irritating was that once the completed puzzle reappears, it disappears 2 seconds later giving no opportunity to admire it!

The dialogue and other written material contains a lot of fractured english which could have been improved easily by an english speaker with a grade 6 education.

Except for the last one, the games were far too simple, almost laughably so.

Stubbornly, I finished the game, but I wish I could take back those 2 hours.

 
 
 
 
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