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Pic-a-Pix Classic review for PS Vita, PS4


Platform: PS Vita
Also On: PS4
Publisher: Lightwood Games
Developer: Lightwood Games
Medium: Digital
Players: 1
Online: No
ESRB: E

Pretty much every time Lightwood Games puts out something new, I fall into a familiar pattern: I start playing it, and then I can’t stop until I’ve beaten every single puzzle included in the collection. It happens when I love the games (see Pic-a-Pix Pieces), it happens when I’m a little less fond of the game (i.e. Mixups…basically, I know I’m going to be addicted to it for a few days from the moment I first start the game up.

In other words, it doesn’t tell you a lot when I say that I’m totally hooked on Pic-a-Pix Classic. Given that Pic-a-Pix was one of my favourite games of last year, and that Pieces started the year off on a high as far as Lightwood Games picross games go, it was pretty much a given that I’d sink a bunch of hours into Classic, too.

That said, I can’t say that I enjoyed this game as thoroughly as its predecessors. Part of the joy of those games was seeing how little coloured squares came together to form a picture. Here, with every puzzle using only one colour, the pictures aren’t always as easy to see. There are quite a few, in fact, where I wouldn’t have been able to identify what I was seeing if it hadn’t been for the picture description at the very end.

Still, even that wasn’t enough to stop me from playing the heck of out Pic-a-Pix Classic. It’s not quite the very best the nonogram genre has to offer, but it’s still a solid entry in the series, and if you’re like me, you’ll undoubtedly get your money’s worth if you choose to check it out.

Lightwood Games provided us with a Pic-a-Pix Classic PS4/Vita code for review purposes.

Grade: B