It’s that time of year, friends! The house is filled with greens and reds, the music channels all start dropping the Wham, Buble and Mariah, the fridge fills up with eggnog and we gorge ourselves on fruit mince pie. It’s such a special time of year!
We love the season at DDNet, and one of the best things about it is that it’s also the perfect time to catch up on some games. When you’re not juggling parties and gatherings, it’s a slower time for work and it’s easier to steal a bit of time on the side to play something new, or finally get through that game that you stalled on.
Each year at DDNet we run a “games of Christmas” list, that works just like an advent calendar. We count down to Christmas by sharing one game recommendation for the season each day. Crank up the Jingle Bells and get into the spirit of the season with these!
Day #6: Hatsune Miku Jigsaw Puzzle (Read our review here)
Look, I know it’s tempting to dismiss anything that has the words “jigsaw puzzle” in the title as being pure shovelware. Most of them are nothing more than bad jigsaw puzzle mechanics set over the top of bad stock art. But that’s why it’s so special when something like Hatsune Miku Jigsaw Puzzle comes along. This game is genuinely good, and an excellent project for the Christmas gaming.
I used to love puzzle books when I was a kid growing up around Christmas. It’s the one time of year when mornings really are your own. There’s no sports training to get to, and for the most part the family hangs around at home unless there were parties on (but those were evening activities). As I got older I shifted from puzzle books to puzzle games, but I still love good sudoku app, Shanghai Solitaire or match-3 thing over my morning coffee. Miku Jigsaw Puzzle is the perfect fill-in for that experience. While you’re unwinding over the break, click pieces together for an hour or two, and eventually get an awesome picture for your effort. It’s cathartic, is the point, and it’s the perfect Christmas game.