Publicada: 2 de julho
Hexcells is one of my all-time favorite puzzle games. The game is very good indeed. It takes my problems with Minesweeper, and basically fixes them and releases it as its own game. Hexcells is incredibly cheap, and beyond worth the price. It comes in a series of 3 games (Hexcells, Hexcells Plus, and Hexcells Infinite), each one as good as the others. I have put over 10 hours into the other two games in the series, but nonetheless I still adore the original.
I have a couple preoblems with Minesweeper. The first of two, is a simple flaw that actually proved to be disheartening to a lot of people. There is no tutorial for the game, so very few people know how to play. If you do not know, basically you see a number, take 1 for example. The 1 tells you that there is 1 mine hidden withen the 3x3 square grid around the number 1. You use this information to fins all of the mines and reveal all of the numbers. The flaw in this system, which is also my other major problem with the game, is that at some points the game doesn't give you enough information to progress, and you simply have to guess. It is a very annoying feature. You should be able to solve the puzzle everytime with the mechanics that are given to you.
Lo and behold, Hexcells has fixed it all! In Hexcells, the concept is quite similar. You have a Hex, represented by a black hexagon (obviously), with a number in it. We will use 6. The 6 indicates that there are 6 blue Hexes connected to it. Since a hexagon only has six sides, all hexes attached to the 6 must be blue hexes. These are not the only mechanics, as that would prove to have the Minesweeper issue. More indicators are introduced (through tutorials), and you suddenly have many ways to find blue hexes, although the puzzles get more complicated with the preogression of levels. It is a fantastic game, I highly recommend buying all 3 games as soon as possible.