Saturday, October 15, 2016

A Thought to Chew: Pokemon Picross and Choosing Poison

With the new Pokemon games on the horizon, I think it's a nice time for a bit of a return to form, so here's another thoroughly-chewed thought in need of further mastication.
Listen: I enjoy Pokemon Picross. It took me a while to warm up to the idea of playing it, but when I started, I was instantly hooked. It's a simple concept of marking blocks that intersect certain lines and it works pretty well, and it just works for what it is.
The issue arises in the fact that this is one of those free-to-start games. Y'know, the kind that Nintendo has recently been shoving down 3DS owners' throats by automatically downloading them onto the system during routine updates, and this sets the game back a bit too much.