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Publisher: Rainy Frog
Piczle Lines DX is relatively pricey (at launch) for a download puzzle game, but it offers 300+ sizeable and quality picture conundrums to solve; it'll take most players a long time to solve every image. It's a fun mechanic that feels like a clever combination of other puzzle styles, and the option to detach the Joy-Con and use the touchscreen alone also makes it an appealing game for a bit of quiet downtime slouched in a comfortable chair. Its smartphone legacy lets it down a little in presentation, and beyond solving lots of puzzles it's lacking any smart variations in modes or even multiplayer. Nevertheless, in terms of serving up plenty of challenging content it does the job rather well.
Piczle Lines DX has its flaws but it's still a decent and fun puzzle game. While more game modes and some multiplayer possibilities could be expected given its price, this mixture of Picross with Sudoku has a challenging and fun concept and it knows how to use the capabilities of the Nintendo Switch.
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I definitely recommend Piczle Lines DX to Nintendo Switch owners who are looking for an easy to play and fun puzzle game on Nintendo's hybrid console. There are over 300+ puzzles to do with more on the way, so you'll be spending a ton of time drawing lines all over the place as you enjoy some relaxing puzzle action.
Piczle Lines DX isn't a bad game. In fact, it does what it wants to do almost perfectly. There are a ton of puzzles here to solve, from the small bite-sized ones that can be solved in minutes to big, sprawling challenges that can take hours. Unfortunately, it is simply that the underlying concept here simply is not that interesting. This is a boring kind of puzzler, and feels a bit like putting together an actual puzzle over and over… and over again. There is probably a niche for this, a certain kind of puzzle enthusiast that likes these slower, more plodding experiences. A vast majority of gamers, however, are going to lose interest fast because it only really has one trick that it does repeatedly. Piczle Lines DX is a perfectly adequate experience.
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