I love this type of game. The problem is that there isn't enough game here. It is only twelve sections and then you're done. Dissappointing!
August 8, 2013
Could have been better
Based on playing all the way through:
Puzzles never get more complex than 15 tiles by 10 tiles - I would not have bought it, if I knew they did not get harder or bigger
Many puzzles are ambiguous - you have to guess where a few clicks should go
July 6, 2013
World Mosaic Wantabe!
I have all the World Mosaic games and a few others that are very similar. This one is sadly lacking in several areas: the gray/red constant color is monotonous and boring, there are no opportunities to gain extra hints and/or mistake do-overs, and most importantly,...there are several levels that you are reduced to "guessing" This type of game, in my experience, is a logic game and I do very well, but that is because it is logical and uses deductive reasoning. This particular game definitely is a disappointment to me.
July 6, 2013
I really enjoyed World Riddles: Secret of the Ages and have been hunting for another game as good since then. This one is about the WORST of the several I've tried. The worst thing a nonogram can do is contain parts of the riddle that are ABSOLUTELY arbitrary - where the player can do nothing but GUESS the correct answer. This game commits that error. Plus, you are only permitted two errors per grid before it yanks you out and asks if you want to try again. Very annoying! The red/grey color scheme is harsh and unwelcoming on the eyes, and one must manually select between the "V" and the "X", which slows the play and increases your chance of making an inadvertent error. These games are usually relaxing - I found this one hugely annoying instead! AVOID THIS ONE!
January 24, 2014
Made me crazy
I love this type of game, and like others here have played all of them that I could find on BFG for years. I can't find anything that I liked about this game.
The bland repetitive inescapable colors were annoying, it was too easy to mis-click - and then POOF! you have to start over almost before you realize you've messed up. UGH!.
I usually play this type of game to relax, but not this particular one. I read the other reviewer's cautions about the 2 strikes and you're out so I used a credit to purchase...thank goodness, because it's already deleted from my system.
July 6, 2013
Stay away from this one
A true waste of money. Is basically a tutorial without a game. Very short and very simplistic. You keep wondering when the real game will start and the extremely easy levels will cease and then all of a sudden it is game over. Could not be more disappointed.
July 31, 2013
I bought and downloaded the game twice and it never worked.
July 9, 2013
review for mac version
I tried the free demo and didn't like that I wouldn't make a mistake but it would mark down that I had. Very frustrating as it was making me play the same levels over and over again.
The concept is great. The very "patterned" pic you are creating is not as it makes it so you can "cheat" by simply looking at the image you are creating.
I won't buy the full version.
July 3, 2014
Mosaic games are among my favorites, especially when I want some relaxing game play. If World Mosaics and similar games are ranked a 10, I would rank Asian Riddles as a 2 (not a 1, only because some obviously are willing to overlook its serious flaws).
It's inexcusable that you need to manually click on an "x" or "v" to change whether you want to choose a tile or show that it's not used. This slows you down, is distracting, and for some adds unnecessary difficulty to the game. Why can't a player right-click to change, as in other games of this type?
In addition, the English translation is the worst of any game I have played -- and that's saying something, given the obvious lack of editors on many games.
I definitely cannot recommend this game.
July 3, 2014