First off, this game is wonderful and I love it; one of my faves on Arcade. It’s chill, beautiful, calming, somewhat mindless fun and I really enjoy it on my phone and iPad. However, on Apple TV it is terrible. Using the remote to grab and place pieces is really tricky and made worse by not knowing which piece you are grabbing. The opacity of the piece you’re on before clicking is like 5% darker than the rest, at best, so when you get down to the smallest pieces it’s truly a crapshoot and the puzzles take probably 3x longer than they should because of the poor UI. A simple outline over the piece you’re on or a slow shaking movement would do the trick so maybe an update will include this and hopefully scrolling through the list gets ironed out as it’s not smooth, same can be said for navigating the menus. It’s a bummer as it looks beautiful on the big screen with Apple TV, but I won’t be playing there any longer until they figure out a better UI. Great work, but keep up the great work and fix the Apple TV version.
I grew up building puzzles, and this is the first app I’ve ever used that really feels like it recreates the puzzle experience in way that is well adapted to digital. I love it. However, if I don’t complete a puzzle in one sitting, I can pause and resume the puzzle later, but it doesn’t resume in the way I would expect. The puzzle is the same percent complete (the same number of tiles have been covered), but which tiles are covered and the shapes of all the pieces are re-randomized. This is frustrating, because even though the picture is the same, it really doesn’t feel like the puzzle I left. If I place all the 5-tile pieces first, pause, and then resume, new 5-tile pieces will be generated, defeating the difficultly of placing the original remaining small pieces. Because of this, I only play when I can complete a puzzle in one sitting.
This game is unique, beautiful, and relaxing...except for when its own interface gets in the way. One glaring example is that while you have an inner subset of the picture to work on, the pieces themselves will match with open spaces outside of this inner area. If you make the mistake of dropping it outside of the bounds, the shape turns red and there goes any hope of completing it without errors. This is just ridiculous. True, the holes outside the area will be gray, but the ones in the allowable might be tan, or light green, etc. depending on the color scheme of the portrait. C’mon, developers, just make anything outside the inner area unselectable! Otherwise, instead of being a find-a-shape challenge, it becomes a figure out which identical holes the developer wants me to drop it in—a very irritating challenge which *seriously* detracts from the game’s enjoyment. Also, there are times when I swear an available piece simply does not have a corresponding hole. That’s probably actually my own brain making shape assumptions that are just plain wrong; however, you bolster my argument near the end of completion of a puzzle. For example, I have five tiny square pieces remaining, yet there are only four holes. What the heck is that about?!
Probably deserves 4 stars but putting 3 so the devs are more likely to see my comments lol - A few other reviews have mentioned that since the patterns tile, sometimes there’s more than one place a piece can go that fits in the pattern but only one will be correct. This is super frustrating and my biggest grievance with this game. It could probably be fixed by cutting some of the pieces differently on those puzzles (I ran into this most on the pictures by Robin Skarbek because they tile the most) - On a couple of pictures the pattern isn’t tiled perfectly and there’s an offset that ruins the picture :/ doesn’t really affect the gameplay but it just doesn’t look as good - Most of these would make lovely wallpapers! With permission from the contributing artists, there should be a button to download the full image after completing a puzzle so we can use it as a lock/home screen background. There’s currently no way that I’m aware of to fully hide the UI for screenshots (after finishing a puzzle there’s still that round white button on the bottom) -Ability to search/sort by artist would be nice (I know they’re already ordered/grouped by artist but it would be nice to see them in sections or tagged as such from the menu) Overall I really like this game, hope it’s possible to implement at least one of the things I suggested :)
I love this game. It is really fun to just sit down and color a pattern or two. However, I think there is a very important improvement you need to add. Whenever I am working on a puzzle and I don’t finish it and I leave the game, it is very hard to find that specific puzzle again. I think there should be a button to go to puzzles that you have not finished. I know this may be minor, but I think it would really improve the game. Also, there is a glitch in a pattern called Meadow in Bloom, by Sarah Treu from Utah. On the upper left side of the screen, there is a duck facing up. When I fill in one of the ducks feet, it glitches and distorts. Thank you for reading my review! Edit: A lot of the puzzle pieces are becoming distorted when they are on the left side. Overall, this pattern is very glitched and needs to be fixed.
Developed by the BorderLeap,
Patterned has 5 618 user reviews.
Patterned has an average rating of 4.8.
The latest version of Patterned (1.6.1) was released on Dec 20, 2019.
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Patterned is a unique puzzle game that immerses you in the beauty and joy of seamless, repeating patterns.
Each pattern begins as a sketch and you must use visual clues to reassemble its scrambled pieces. Piece by piece,
each pattern begins to come alive in increasing amounts of color and structure. When the final piece is placed, the pattern fills the screen in full color.
Inspired by jigsaw puzzles, but with a unique twist…
In Patterned, your objective is to rebuild a scrambled pattern tile that is seamlessly repeating across the screen. As you place pieces you’ll quickly discover that the puzzle’s edges are repeated on the other side. Use these visual clues to help solve each puzzle!
Made for adults and kids alike…
From flowers to watercolor paintings, or from dinosaurs to kung fu sushi, Patterned is full of fun designs made for absolutely everyone!
Hidden throughout numerous patterns are short animations that will play as the puzzle is solved. See if you can find them all!
With each pattern that you solve, you can download a beautiful wallpaper to your device! Available for iOS and macOS only.
Take your time…
Easily start a puzzle on a device and finish it later. Even begin on one device and continue on a different device!
Relax, zone out and play at your own pace as a peaceful music soundtrack accompanies gameplay.
Inspired by design from around the world…
Patterned is full of over 100 beautiful, handcrafted patterns created by artists from around the world. More puzzles will be released regularly throughout the year!
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