Pixel Puzzles: Japan combines traditional jigsaw puzzle style gameplay with light video-game interactivity. As you build puzzles your monk will gain higher consciousness states. The higher the level of your monks concentration the bigger the puzzle you can attempt. All hand drawn in a beautiful Japanese aesthetic, Pixel Puzzles: Japan is perfect for puzzlers and gamers alike.
Traditional puzzle gameplay.
Relaxing Japanese atmosphere.
19 puzzles in a range of sizes from 60 to 350 pieces.
Beautiful photos taken on site in Japan.
Interactive play environment.
Progressive I-ching powers that give insight into puzzles.
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Now this is a game i really enjoyed! at first, i was hesitant at this game, but once i got into it, i loved it! It is a very basic puzzle game with a total of 21 puzzles. It begins with with 6 very easy, then once you complete them 5 that are a little harder, then once you complete that 4 that are a bit harder and so on until you get to one very hard one! The only issue that i have found in this game is when you get to the puzzles with more pieces in it, it tends to pick up the wrong puzzle piece but it is really not that much of an issue. Overall, i LOVE this puzzle game, it helps we wind down after a big day! It is a tad overpriced so i would recommend buying it for maybe $3-$4.
Pixel Puzzles: Japan is your regular Jigsaw puzzle solving game. This is not a bad thing, considering it is a mouthful of fresh air compared to some other titles. Is there something that makes Pixel Puzzles: Japan stand out from the crowd? Well, not really. The music is relaxing, the puzzles are actually a bit more challenging than I expected them to be (Which is a good thing). It is not too long, but it is not short either. I would suggest getting it if you are either a jigsaw puzzle fan or just looking for a relaxing puzzle game.
The last time when I saw real jigsaw puzzle was... wow, I don't remember when. Even thought these are still popular, I just can't find a time to look around to find something interesting and buy it. This is where games come and save the day! To be honest I didn't had any intention to play jigsaw puzzle game - the feel is just different, it's same when you read a real book and an ebook. When I finally tried it... I miss old times. It was so relaxing, but also different. If you don't have a time for real ones, or you just want to try if you will have fun doing it on PC game - trust me, it's fun. The only thing that can make it experience a little less fun is that you can't save game in middle of puzzle - since it's not problem on puzzles with less pieces, then later it get tough and you will need to start again, or just leave a game running. There wasn't any word of it from devs so I think it won't be "fixed". If you don't mind this, buy Pixel Puzzles: Japan. It's a fair price for an amount of fun it offers.
Pixel Puzzles: Japan is somewhat solid jigsaw puzzle game. There are 19 puzzles in total and overall playtime will depend on whether or not you use a power up for assistance (I played without using it so my complete playtime was roughly over 8 hrs). There are a few shortcomings, however, such as the inability to save your progress during a puzzle which means you need to complete it in one go or start over if you quit out. The Developers have stated that in puzzle saving is a feature they plan on adding in an update but for now you'll have to make do. Also noticeably missing is the ability to make your own jigsaw puzzles from images on your PC. It's been done before and it's absence restricts replay value. That said, there is a decent amount of playtime here for any jigsaw enthusiast out there and the price is about what I would expect to pay for the advertised features. There is planned paid and free DLC updates which I'm looking forward to. Not the best but certainly not too shabby either.
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