Blissfull – Rubik’s Cube Level of Annoyance & Fun

Mar 29, 2018
Puzzle

Blissfull is essentially a Rubik’s cube with a twist that will keep you busy for days. However, you might be busy due to constant frustrations.

Blissfull takes all that you know and love from Rubik’s cubes and Sudoku cubes and crunches them into a 2D version on your phone. This is a game that you will lose hours to without even noticing, as you find yourself struggling to complete a level and refusing to be defeated.

At first glance, Blissfull appears to be a fun and simple puzzle game. You enter straight into the tutorial and are presented with two adorable padlocks smiling at you and all you have to do is swipe so that they are in numerical order and the level is complete.

It sounds so simple but you quickly realize that, no, it’s so much worse. By level five you are faced with six padlocks that you don’t just have to put in order but you must also ensure that all of the padlocks are yellow, rather than blue. After playing this game for a short time you will develop a hatred for the colour blue.

After playing this game for a short time you will develop a hatred for the colour blue.

It is at this level that the frustration you feel when holding a Rubik’s cube begins, though of course this depends on whether you a master of Sudoku and Rubik cubes or just an average person who has never managed to solve a devil cube before.

If you are lucky enough to make it past the first challenge of level five, and have somehow managed to keep your sanity and phone in one piece, you will find yourself faced with a series of similar levels that become harder and harder, all the way up to grid containing 16 padlocks for you to move into the correct order.

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Blissfull is an ascetically pleasing game that is definitely going with the cute approach, padlocks with faces and a clean background, so much so that it almost looks like a game for kids. It is the appearance of the app that causes some confusion as to just the audience it is trying to attract.

The average person who enjoys a Rubik’s cube doesn’t care much about the appearance; it’s a cube with different colour stickers on it. The joy comes from the puzzle and the challenge it brings with it.

On the other hand those flicking through the app store looking for a new puzzle game and are pulled in by the cute padlocks with faces may not be looking for a puzzle quite as challenging as Blissfull.

However, Blissfull is not in any way a bad game. It will provide hours of enjoyment for those that are truly looking for a challenge and love real life Rubik’s cubes. The simple design, reasonable price and potential hours upon hours of game play make it worth it, but it is not a game for the easily frustrated.

The simple design, reasonable price and potential hours upon hours of game play make it worth it, but it is not a game for the easily frustrated.

Blissfull is a game that seems to seek to annoy you; it brings you all of the frustrations of a Rubik’s cube disguised as cute, friendly padlock. Whether this is a good thing or not will ultimately depend on whether you get an enjoyment from real life Rubik’s cubes or if you’re one of those people that just want to peel the stickers off and cheat your way to the end.

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Our Rating

ProsCons
A puzzle game that takes a Rubik’s Cube’s style and makes it interesting. Very easy to pick up.The gameplay is inherently frustrating and the art style doesn’t really match the actual end product.
Rating
8/10
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