posted by tim05753 (EAST MIDDLEBURY, VT) Dec 15, 2009
Member since Nov 2009
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Controls are ok, as long as you have a steady hand, though you need to use the nunchuck solely for swithching from across to down in the crosswords. Seems they could have mapped that to a button on the remote or had an on-screen button. Soundtrack is typical Wii elevator techno. Unlockables are pointless - just more elevator music and backgrounds. The game gets a point just for not having annoying mandatory animations, sounds, or backgrounds.
The claim that they have several difficulty levels is deceptive. they give a difficulty rating to each group of puzzles, but I'd only give three groups a rating of over 3/10 (cryptics 10/10, codebreakers 7/10, and number cross 5/10). There are no regular crosswords that are the slightest bit challenging. I'm no crossword genius, but these puzzles are just to easy. The claimed 200 hours of gameplay hours is also deceptive. It would take about 50 - 60 hours to run through all 1011 puzzles
If you like really easy crosswords, this is a decent compilation. If you like crosswords that are challenging at all, try Merv Griffen's Crossword (it has an ordinary crossword mode).