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Klimbatize

Rumble World wound up around $20-25 for max gems, didn't it?

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Eel

Assuming you buy the largest bundles, getting 3000 jewels costs....

(1) 1750 diamonds = $15.99
(1) 1000 diamonds = $9.99
(1) 200 diamonds = $2.39
(1) 50 diamonds = $0.69

Total = $29.06

Or... $28.26 if you buy the last 250 diamonds from the discount offer.

If you save some time and buy 3 bundless of 1000 diamonds it is.... $29.97

Just for fun, by buying only the smallest bundles (60 times 50) you'll end up paying $41.40 dollars for the game.

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Rikaria

From Serebii (which was actually posted this Monday):

"Ahead of its launch this week, the European pricing structure for Pokémon Picross has been revealed. This pricing is part of the free to play aspect and allows you to purchase Picrites in order to gain the Picrites to spend on new areas or recovering Pokémon.

First, for a small period of time, your first purchase of 200 Picrites is reduced to €0.99 / £0.89, but after that it will cost €1.49 / £1.39.

To purchase 1000 Picrites, it will cost €6.99 / £6.29.

2000 Picrites costs €12.99 / £11.69.

Finally, 4000 Picrites costs €24.99 / £22.49."

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The game is too relaxing to spend money on it unless there are stages that have a time limit (a la Pokémon Shuffle Expert Stages), but we'll see.

(So basically you'd need to spend $30 to remove the F2P aspect, huh...)

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Eel

As expected.

Although removing the energy bar should cost less, and we don't know the full benefits of getting all 5000 picrites yet.

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Late

I really hope you don't need to grind in this game. I'm not going to use Pokémon skills as I've stated previously but since unlocking new areas seems to cost picrites, I hope they give you enough to continue playing without needing to play the same level twice if you don't use picrites to anything else. I don't see the point in solving the same Picross twice unless I'm playing a Time Trial mode where the puzzle is chosen randomly.

Late

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iphys

Best case they'll charge like 1USD =1Euro and it's US$32, which is practically C$50 anyway after they do the exchange rate and add tax, but I fear it might be even more in USD, especially if they base it on the exchange rate with the GBP.

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Late

Downloaded the game and played until I couldn't continue due to free to play limits. First impressions:

Good:

  • Free
  • Lot of puzzles
  • Skippable tutorials

Mixed:

  • Some additional things to do (achievements, tasks)

Bad:

  • Forces the usage of Pokémon by having different tasks in every puzzle which can involve using certain skills

I'm really glad I've been able to avoid using Pokémon powers and I'll continue doing so but once I've solved all the puzzles I'll try to 100% the game and I'll have to use Pokémon skills then. It wouldn't be bad otherwise but the game calculates the best time and I don't want to have better time because I cheated. What I'll most likely end up doing is just wait until I've passed my record and then solve the puzzle with the requirements. It's just going to be tedious.

Late

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Silly_G

The game is ridiculously priced at around $40 in Australia for 5000 Picrites.

I wouldn't mind paying up to $60 if it were a physical retail game (though something like this is likely to be a $50 budget title, a la Pokémon Art Academy). I'm reluctant to buy the Picrites, because it's a rip-off and I don't want to support this kind of idiotic business practice (but I love Picross and Pokémon so my will is weak), and I have a feeling that they'll pull a Pokémon Rumble World on us and issue a physical retail release for this too.

To put things into perspective, this game costs about as much as the six currently available Picross e games combined. =/

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Eel

It's just a digital game, which happens to be free to start. That fact doesn't make it any less valuable.

If it's anything like Rumble World, then it's very worth the "big game" price. We'll just have to wait and see if it's worth it.

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Late

So far it seems that there's no reason to buy any picrites though. You earn them from pretty much everything you do. I upgraded my energy gauge and I'll soon enter the 4th area. Seems like the energy gauge is something that you can get rid of pretty quickly by just playing the game. The thing I'm more afraid of is that the cost of unlocking new areas. I'm enjoying the game so far although it has the same problem as most Picross games: The solution isn't always clear before they color it. I'd like to be able to know what the solution is just by looking at the black and white image but it's unfortunately pretty hard to fit a Pokémon to 10x10 pixels. Speaking of 10x10 puzzles, I hope I'll encounter bigger grids soon.

A couple of questions for anyone who has played so far. Does the game penalize you if you touch the wrong block or does it let you figure it out yourself? I've yet to miss click and I have no intention of doing that but I'd like to know. Also if anyone has played the same level twice, does the game give you the same amount of picrites every time or is it just the picrites from tasks you hadn't completed yet? If it's the latter, I'm pretty sure there's a way to get through the whole game without having to grind for picrites (or at least very rarely).

EDIT: Found the first 15x15 puzzle and answered my own question about penalizing for miss clicking. There seems to be no time penalty.

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Aqueous

@Late - No rewards it seems for replaying levels. Which isn't good. I can't get to area 3 since I jumped on unlocking pokemon slots and my energy gauge.

@iphys - $40.03 Canadian [$37.47 with one time offers] and I assume that is taxed and therefore higher. Some different Math might make that lower.
One time:
200 - $1.24
800 - $4.99
Always:
200 - $1.86
1000 - $8.79
2000 - $16.29
4000 - $31.24

Aside from being unable to progress right now, I am enjoying it. challenges are nice and pokemon skills don't seem to make a big difference. I wonder where the 5th stage is in area 2 though.

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Late

@Aqueous: I didn't bother unlocking Pokémon slots since I'm not using them but after buying the upgrade to energy gauge I had just enough to advance to the 4th area. I didn't even notice that there's a 5th stage in area 2. I wonder if it's unlocked by completing all missions in said area. Area 3 had one stage that's not currently accessible since it needs a password.

Late

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Aqueous

@Late - I cleared everything perfectly in Area 2 but there is no sign of it. I don't think I'll be grabbing more Pokemon slots, until its achievement time because some call for 5 particular Pokemon. Its needed for one of the mural pieces too. I'm just hoping I can get 37 more picrites easily to get to Area 3.

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iphys

I'm thoroughly confused on pricing now, since we can earn Picrites and spend them on so many things. Maybe that's their plan to confuse us into spending money, but the game seems playable without spending anything so far. I think it's not necessary to max out the energy gauge anyway though: 200 should be enough for any realistic 15x15, so I suppose we should just spend earned Picrites to access new areas and forget about Pokemon slots (hope the missions won't require more than 2) or the energy gauge. I do kind of like the game, so I might just spend a little to have a slightly bigger energy gauge and not feel so constrained.

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iphys

Morpheel wrote:

I bought the discounted picrites (1000 in total). I assume that should be plenty.

Good plan. That's about my price point for this game.

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Sinister

I do consider buying the reduced 1k picrites. That should get me unlimited moves and all team slots and still got something left to unlock new areas.

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