Piczle Cross: Story of Seasons

Piczle Cross: Story of Seasons

released on Feb 27, 2024

Piczle Cross: Story of Seasons

released on Feb 27, 2024

Enjoy the bucolic charm of Story of Seasons while relaxing and exercising your brain with classic Piczle Cross nonogram logic-puzzles.


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I have no idea what it is about this game, but I couldn't put it down. I've played other Picross games before and I wasn't as engaged with them as I was with this one for some reason. There were only a handful of puzzles that I really struggled with and I don't really consider myself a great Picross player. That along with the great tools this game has to help players solve puzzles makes this a really accessible game. The almanac is pretty neat, I'm hoping that it will help me with my Story of Seasons games after I look through them. I think my biggest gripes with the game is the actual pixel art. A lot of the puzzles were very symmetrical, which kind of brought the satisfaction of solving the puzzle down a bit. Also, the art itself looked atrocious. Even after seeing the color filled in and the label identifying what I was looking at, there were times where I was scratching my head in confusion because the pictures were almost unidentifiable. I feel the need to point this out because I haven't had that problem with other Picross games. Overall, I think this is still an easy recommendation for people that like Picross.

It's a perfectly fine way to play nonograms if you finished all the Picross games on Switch and need more. The fact that all the puzzles are based on characters and iconography from SoS is neat.

On the one hand, it's not as precise in telling you what parts of a line you've finished compared to Picross, nor does it allow you to mark spaces with temporary marks, but on the other hand this game has an extremely helpful feature that shows you how many squares you've filled in when you hover your cursor over a line, saving you a lot of counting. Technically, the game has some awkward sound mixing (and an extremely grating song that plays when the main menu is in "summer" theme), but more importantly it occasionally registers inputs twice if you mark too quickly. For instance, if you mark a space and then immediately press a direction on the pad, the cursor will move two spaces, and this gets annoying real quick.

All that besides, it's still a perfectly functional puzzle game. I wouldn't recommend it over the like 10 Picross games from Jupiter Corp. on the eShop, but it's hard to mess up nonograms.

I like it, I want one for Rune Factory