Posté le : 15 novembre
Some compare Hexcells to Minesweeper, but it is not quite the same. With Minesweeper, winning fells like the luck of the draw rather than a logic exercise. Luck adds a certain flair to other types of games, but with puzzle games like this, it does not do the game any favors. Fortunately, Hexcells does not make the player rely on luck to complete puzzles.
Hexcells forces you to use reason and logic to solve a puzzle. The goal of each puzzle is to clear the orange hexagons to reveal a certain pattern. The numbers in each cell indicate how many surrounding cells are part of the pattern (this is where the similarity to Minesweeper comes in). As you progress, new elements are added. These elements are reminsicent of Picross. There is a number above the column that indicates how many cells in that column are part of the ultimate pattern. There are also numbers in brackets that tell you how many cells are connected. The puzzles also get larger.
This is a relaxing puzzle game that is definitely worth the time if you enjoy logic puzzles. It took me about 4.5 hours to complete 30 puzzles.