Review: Piczle Cross: Story of Seasons


Posted on March 1, 2024 by fncwill

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8.5/10

Summary

Piczle Cross: Story of Seasons is more than just a game; it’s a bountiful harvest of farm life and brainy challenges. With its rich features, customization options, and delightful celebrations of the Story of Seasons universe, it offers an endlessly entertaining and rewarding puzzling experience for players of all tastes and backgrounds.

Developer – Score Studios LLC

Publisher – Rainy Frog Co. Ltd.

Platforms –  Nintendo Switch, PC (Reviewed)

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What happens when you mix an Agricultural sim with a puzzle game ? Well, you get a fun collab of course !

Story of Seasons, known in Japan as Bokujō Monogatari, and formerly known as Harvest Moon, is an agricultural simulation role-playing video game series created by Yasuhiro Wada and developed by Victor Interactive Software and you guessed it, that’s the theme for this cute little Piczle Cross game.

Harvesting both fun and logic, Piczle Cross: Story of Seasons seamlessly cultivates the charm of Story of Seasons with the brain-teasing brilliance of nonogram puzzles from the critically acclaimed Piczle series, and is the perfect game for those who love logic puzzles and the beloved farm life game series.

As you play , you will embark on a puzzling journey through 350 fields, where your favorite villagers, bachelors, tools, crops, animals, and upgrades blossom into pixelated glory. It’s a crop of gratifying and challenging gameplay that’ll keep you tilling away for hours. As you conquer puzzles, you’ll watch the seasons unfold, your farm expand, and life flourish on your digital homestead.

There is also 5 special collage puzzles that combine dozens of smaller puzzles into larger, visually stunning pictures, to celebrate the Story of Seasons’ festivals.

True to the Piczle series, Piczle Cross: Story of Seasons offers the most feature-rich and customizable gameplay. Players can choose to hide the timer, correct mistakes, and even manage how completed clues are marked off. This level of customization ensures that there is no wrong way to play, and players can enjoy the game in the way that suits them best. It’s like customizing your own patch of puzzling paradise. Did you see what I did there ?

Clearing specific puzzles isn’t just about progressing through the game; it’s like planting seeds that unlock entries in the in-game almanac. With over 100 pages, the almanac celebrates your favorite characters and critters from the Story of Seasons universe. It’s a delightful harvest of lore that adds flavor to your puzzling adventure. Not only that, As you clear puzzles the seasons progress, and your farm expands, which helps livestock appear and crops grow. You can also keep an eye on your progress with detailed statistics and achievements.

Piczle Cross: Story of Seasons is more than just a game; it’s a bountiful harvest of farm life and brainy challenges. With its rich features, customization options, and delightful celebrations of the Story of Seasons universe, it offers an endlessly entertaining and rewarding puzzling experience for players of all tastes and backgrounds.

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