What I liked:
- It’s easy to pick up and play style means anybody can get involved and the end goal never changes so you don’t get bogged down by details.
- In terms of content there is a decent amount for you to get to grips and when you factor in the price of the game you get good value for your money.
- I found the game to be very addictive and that was mainly because they did a good job of keeping the frustration levels at bay for the most part.
- There are some strategy elements involved and when you complete a level you were stuck on these elements make the completion rewarding.
- I really enjoyed how the game eased me in gently and it was nice to have the different mechanics explained properly.
What I didn’t like:
- The presentation side of the game is a little on the basic side and nothing much stands out in both the visuals and sound design.
- Even though the game is addictive I do recommend that you play the game in short bursts because it does get a little repetetive after a short while.
Does Minesweeper Genius do enough to get a recommendation from me?
All in all Minesweeper is a game I’m sure most people have played at least once in their life and on the whole I’m sure most of you enjoyed it as well. I’m certainly a fan of it so as soon as I saw that the game Minesweeper Genius was making its way to the Xbox One I was eager to get to grips with it. Thankfully it didn’t disappoint either and without a doubt it has an addictive side to it meaning I returned back to the game time and time again even if it did get a little repetetive after a while. Anybody can enjoy this game as well because it features an easy to pick up and play style and in my opinion the game has got the perfect balance of being fun and challenging at the same time which in turn means you don’t get very frustrated that often. In terms of content there is a generous amount for you to sink your teeth into and you definitely get great value for your money. There isn’t a great deal wrong with the content either and my only gripe is that the presentation side of the game could’ve stood out a little more. At the end of the day then when you add up all of the good things Minesweeper Genius has going for it recommending this game is of course very easy and I’m sure fans of puzzle game’s will thoroughly enjoy this.
I rate Minesweeper Genius 8/10.
Written by: gerrardnum8 (Dean Martin)
Publisher: Blowfish Studios
Release Date (Xbox One): February 12, 2019