If you're in the market for a new, relaxing puzzle game, Lines XL might just be the ideal solution.
The game's launching on Switch tomorrow, 20th February, offering up 500 brain-teasing Numberlink puzzles to keep you busy. You have to find paths to connect numbered tiles in a grid, and the whole thing has a nice, colourful, relaxing vibe to it. Make sure to check out the trailer above.
The best part, though, is that it'll be available for just $1.99 / £1.79. We haven't had the chance to try it out for ourselves yet, but it certainly looks like it'd be worth throwing a couple of quid down to play this on your daily commute or to pass time in the evening.
What do you think? Will you be giving it a go? Let us know in the usual place.
I played the previous two lines games, they were fun little puzzles and nice and cheap. This one looks like they put a little more thought into the visuals which is nice, though the last one did just infinitely generate puzzles after you'd completed the 100 pre-made ones. They were generally super easy though.
For all the trolls above: I'm the kind of guy who likes big, single player action/adventure games. Breath of the Wild, Horizon Zero Dawn, The Witcher, etc. That being said, I'll be on a plane next week with my 7yo, and this looks like a decent option for our flight. She's never flown before, I don't know how she will be (nervous, sick, etc). For $2, this can help keep her mind off of the flight if she needs a distraction.
Without Nintendo Life to post this story, I may or may not have seen a brief picture of it on the recent releases of the eshop, and I most likely would have ignored it completely. Instead, I watched the trailer above and I really enjoyed the peaceful ambience, which I think will be perfect to help calm a possibly nervous little girl.
TL;DR: This is a game I never would have bought without seeing this article.
Simple, cheap games like this are what really make me want folders in my switch so they don't take up half my screen looking through games.
Something you'd find on Google play store for free, maybe.
This was made by the same guy that made The Big Journey that came out in October that was kinda cool, much like Hydroventure on 3DS.
Hey I'd rather have a puzzle game that pulls off its type of puzzle well instead of the horde of retro platformers that just can't get above mediocrity.
Lines is a great little series. Dont be so quick to discount it folks.
This is exactly the sort of relaxing experience I'm after lately. £1.79 is a great price too!
Anyone that wants this game can just download Flow, Flow Bridges, Flow Hexagons, and Flow Warps to their phone. Between those four games (there might be more versions as well), they'll get several thousands of puzzles exactly like this for free.
@DoomTurtle Was just about to post that. Flow Free has got all that Lines XL contains, a better presentation, and is free for your phone or tablet. I'm not normally a fan of games on phones, but this one is right at home on it.
@DreamerDC @Seananigans "I was going to give them $h!t", "Gotta generate articles somehow", and "Why make an article for an uninspired piece of shovelware?"
You can absolutely have a differing opinion. If you don't like the look of the game, great. If I do, cool. That's not the point. The point you were making is that NL was in the wrong to generate a "clickbait" article like this one. The point I was making is that they weren't wrong to do so. Your opinion of the game, and my opinion of the game, is obsolete here. What matters is fact, which is irrefutable. It is fact that a game is being released on a Nintendo console; that is criteria enough to create an article about it.
I picked up some variation of this game a while back on Steam for free. It isn't a bad game as far as puzzles go, but it also isn't something I would go out of my way to play. But, it might be something to throw my small pool of gold coins at to pass the time as some point.
I’d buy that for two dollars!
I would rather pay $2 than have a free phone game with a bunch of ads.
Can you say "sponsored content"?
@Panopticon I think these games definitely have their place! Sometimes it's nice to have a little time killer in between the big games.
Is it me, or is whoever was playing in the screenshots really terrible at the game?
Cheers for the heads up, my daughter loves games like this.
@Panopticon I'm totally with you on people's negative comments on pretty much every game that they aren't personally interested in being completely unnecessary. I've tried to stand up to it several times myself. Unfortunately, this is the internet, where people don't understand when their "differing opinions" are really just them being internet jerks. I also have more interest in this game now than I would have otherwise thanks to this article on Nintendo Life.
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