World Mosaics 7
Disappointed in WM7
I have greatly enjoyed the previous WM puzzles and own 4, 5, 6, and now 7. 7 just didn't measure up to the previous games. I didn't like that many of the puzzles had large grids but little actual playing area. I did not care for the shiny tiles.
I think these puzzles were done by a different artist--sorry, but I prefer the original artist. I noticed that the old style came back about half way through the bonus section.
Please bring back the original artist.
November 22, 2013
Love to play these but at level 7 I would have expected more larger grid puzzles. I love a challenge and was highly expecting larger grids of 25 and maybe some 30's. Way too easy. If I hadn't received it for free; I would not have bought it.
October 17, 2013
Next World Mosaics needs to go in a different direction!
I have completed every World Mosaic puzzle and bonus game prior to playing #7 and I have to say this one is a let down. If you want the completed mosaic to have any resemblance to the puzzle you finished then you need to look elsewhere. Half the time, I can't even make out the mosaic even after they tell me what it is. Famous people are in grey scale and Famous places are a blur... but that would just be an annoyance if there wasn't so much dependence placed on having to "guess" the next move... NOTE: in addition to the WM games, I've completed every level on GOLD in the World Riddles games and completed Gemsweeper with minimal replays... I am not used to having to "guess" this much! Yes, the hints are helpful #usually# but I've come to expect so much more from this series... As another reviewer stated, the larger grids don't benefit from having have the rows empty and only 1-3 selections per line!
Confirming what some other reviewers have stated: the background does blend in very well with the puzzle area so it can be difficult to see what is open or not causing mistakes that didn't need to happen. Yes, this game allows for lots of mistakes and hints are usually refilled just as I need them so I haven't had to replay anything yet. And yes, this series is still better than some of the recent "Riddles" games of the same type.
Mosaics are one of my "go to" puzzle favorites and World Mosaics has always been an instant purchase in the past. They need to take care not to ruin the loyal fan base they have created!
#story only 1/2 completed at the time of this review#
January 27, 2014
Not the best of a really good series
Picked this game up because I'd already purchased the first six but, like the last one, the puzzles, especially once they're finished seem to leave a lot to be desired. Most don't seem to resemble much of anything when you're done. Haven't finished it yet but hope it gets better as i continue to play.
September 3, 2014
The Bonus Round is Good
I like to relax with games of this genre. While I think the World Riddles games are the best of the bunch - this one is OK.
I found the regular gameplay too easy. But the Bonus games were better than the main game. So it's not a bad buy - especially if you have a coupon.
March 30, 2014
Mixed feelings - hard to see and crashes
I've loved all the WM games, and was excited to see WM7 come out. This one is a little disappointing for me. The background makes it hard to see, as others have commented on. My version (Mac) crashes fairly often, too, which is something I'm not used to in the older WM versions. Disappointing.
April 10, 2014
World Mosaic 7
I love Nono games, and after trying out World Mosaic 6, I was delighted to find World Mosaic 7. I just finished it ... and I must say that I was extremely disappointed that the grids only went to 20 X 20 instead of 25 X 25 as it does in World Mosaics 6.
I'm wondering if the earlier versions of World Mosaic (1 through 5) have 25 X 25, and if any upcoming versions will have 25 X 25 ... anyone know?
September 11, 2014
Transparent backgrounds blend in with the game area. Very difficult to see.
October 25, 2013
#7 isn't much fun
I have looked forward to #7 and have all the others. My main experience with this one is this; There are so many times it was up to a guess and risk a mistake . I like when there is some type of logic and not just a shot in the dark. So many 1's and 2's in a row ,low numbers in a large puzzle that I stopped playing out of frustration. Love the other in the series but this is a BIG miss for me.
October 27, 2013
Difficult to see.
I play a lot of these mosaic games but found this one to be very hard to play as the grid is on a background picture and makes it very hard to see. I wish I had tried the free play before buying, but assumed it would be a good game.
February 11, 2014