Buku Sudoku is a puzzling title in many ways. While not functionally broken in any way, it is fundamentally broken by its price. (800 Microsoft Points)

If you did not already guess it by now, Buku Sudoku is based off the popular logic game Sudoku. In the game, you have to fill in rows, columns and boxes of the numbers 1-9. Each row will have the numbers 1-9 in them (no repeats), as do the boxes and the columns. It’s a very simple game that you can get lost in for 15-30 minutes at a time.

The problem that crops up with Buku Sudoku is a matter of value. There are literally hundreds of sources on the web where you can play Sudoku for free. Why would you pay money to play something that you can play for free? The game tries to add in some things in the title with the hopes of differentiating itself from its free counterparts by subtracting the amount of numbers you need to fill in, adding letters to the mix, and so on. At the end of the day though, the same core game remains.

Even if you’re a hardcore Sudoku nut, this is not the game for you. Even with the possibility of online Sudoku co-op (I say possibility, because no one is online playing), achievements and leaderboards, there is no reason that any person should pay money for something that they can get elsewhere for free.

Originally Written By: Art

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