World Mosaics 6
Familiarity breads contempt!
I think given the fact that this is the 6th in the series, the series whilst good is just the same old, same old. I bought the 5th in the series recently just as others had said it was the 'best in show' and having tried it I liked those puzzles so purchased it at a special price.
Having downloaded the free trial, I see that this is the same as the others in the series (certainly form number 3), when all that was different were maybe the 'storyline', the shapes (obviously) and the cutscreens.
If you really like these puzzles and want another set then yeah you are in familiar territory, but to me the new version bought nothing to the 'party' other than a new set of puzzles (suppose it makes a diversion from the HOPA, type games).
December 6, 2012
Finally a game that I can get into.
I love these games and always buy them. Like others have said the story is not the main grab factor in these games, the challenge of the puzzles is.
You have more options to how you input the squares and pins, which I really like as you can make it as easy or hard for yourself.
Personally the story seems a bit better then the others, more suspense and wonder then just finding artifacts.
I only played about 5-10 minutes and decided to purchase, seeing I had a free game coupon I figured this is the one to spend it on. :D
December 4, 2012
Complete Guessing Game!
This edition of the game is nothing like the previous 5. It is a complete guessing game, whereas the previous games you were able to place strategic markers either from counting or logical placement of markers to form a picture.
With each level I tried to deduce where the markers should go, and found that there were no strategic placements I could make from the number(s) indicated.
It's a shame more thought was NOT put into this game because they are really fun to play. But...when it's all a guess, what fun is that? Frustrating instead of fun and relaxing.
December 7, 2012
If you enjoy mosaic games, you will enjoy this one as well. It is 6th in the series. So far, the story is so-so, but it may improve. I do not do these puzzles because of the stories.
December 4, 2012
What's new? Game starts with 10x10 grid, no mention of what the item is so you have no clue and a puzzle piece is "earned" after completing levels. Sadly devs decided to take the fun out of that too as they put the puzzle together for you. IMO the devs did this hastily cos even the music was exactly the same as WM5.
I am currently playing WM5 (Christmas portion) so I am very sure about the music. I am terribly disappointed with this game I quit after 30mins and went back enjoying WM5.
Others found it awesome so I am definitely a minority here. Do try it before you buy so you have no regrets.
December 9, 2012
I gather from other reviews that this one is better than WM5, but I was still disappointed. I loved the first three WM games, bought the fourth to be hugely disappointed, skipped 5, then saw the great reviews of this one and bought it, only to be disappointed again. The finished pictures don't look like anything to me--and I wasn't really bothered by that with the first few games, but then I got Arizona Rose and the Pirate's Riddles, in which the pictures really do look like what they're supposed to be, so I'm not content just to solve the puzzle and have it be a big muddle any more. I would definitely recommend Arizona Rose over this game.
January 14, 2013
JUST The Change I'd Been Looking For!!!
This series appeals to those who love challenges that require reasoning and elimination skills to solve the puzzles. You might as well use those skills rather than getting docked for using a hint because there's plenty of chances for errors of which you'll only get docked once for making the amount allowed. Almost every mistake I have made could have been prevented had I stayed focused.
I'm not much into history or war stories but the story doesn't take away from the game at all. If you do like war stories from the past, you'll like this one because it is quite imaginative. I find myself returning to this game quite often. Especially when I want to be challenged. I definitely recommend this game and it is at the top of my list of my favorites. I also recommend all the rest of the mosaics games in this series.
December 24, 2012
I've been waiting for what seems forever for the WM to come out. These are at the top of my favorite games and I was thrilled to finally see #6. I only have one minor complaint - on some of the screens, because of the background, some of the tiles are a bit hard to see. Not enough to ruin the game - it's still great! The WM's are a lot of fun if you like puzzle games. For years I used to look forward to the next logic puzzle books to be published because they always included a paper version of these games. I was thrilled to find them reinvented as computer games.
December 11, 2012
Great Game - PLEASE Change the Music!!!
This game is wonderful - I've loved every installment of the series and hope lots more are coming.
The storyline - I don't pay much attention really - and what I did pay attention to was really kind of silly...
The graphics are great, the puzzles - awesome - I haven't finished and the puzzles are still pretty easy, so the challenge factor so far is kind of blah - but it may get good towards the end...
But the music is AWFUL!!! It's worse than a funeral. Play some other music if you can... or better yet - please, please, developers -- change the music!! It is SO sad!!!
Otherwise - wonderful addition, thanks Big Fish!!
December 10, 2012
THANK YOU!!!! :o)
I didn't know #6 was in the works, so imagine my surprise when I flipped over to BFG at 2:03 cst. I didn't even try it, just went directly to the buy page! Then DL'd and played until about 4 am, LOL. Man, I love these games!
This one has an interesting story, though the story isn't overly important here, nice music - some new, and the familiar gameplay. What surprised me is starting with 10x10 fairly challenging puzzles right off the bat! I had to quit at 2-10, because I was making stupid mistakes. Will have at it again tonight!
If you are a fan of these games, you will be happy with it!
December 4, 2012