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Murder By Numbers has put me in a pickle about Picross

All will be revealed.... or will it?

I've been playing a lot of Murder By Numbers this week, the new Phoenix Wright-meets-Picross murder mystery game from the folks at Mediatonic, that Alice Bee reviewed earlier in the week. In it, you play Honor Mizrahi, a former actress who ends up finding a new line of work as an amateur detective after her TV show's main writer chap winds up dead at his desk in a gruesome murder case. It's during this grisly turn of events that she meets SCOUT, a floating robot with a CRTV monitor head whose advanced scanners help her hunt down clues and evidence in the world around her. Once SCOUT's Picross-style sensors have deciphered what he's actually looking at, of course.

So I come to you with an important question today, Picross fans, because it's something that's been bothering me all week. Should you, or should you not, be able to tell what a Picross picture actually is in the moments leading up to a puzzle's completion?

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Katharine Castle


Katharine is RPS' editor-in-chief, which means she's now to blame for all this. After joining the team in 2017, she spent a lot of time in the RPS hardware mines, testing all the bits that go inside our PCs, but now she gets to write about all the lovely games we play on them, too. She'll play pretty much anything she can get her hands on, and is very partial to JRPGs and the fetching of quests.

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