Doodle Hex's vexing video

We fully approve of video tutorials for puzzle games. It's often a lot easier to show us the new mechanic of a puzzler than it is to describe which blocks you arrange in what formation, etc. Unfortunately, the tutorial for Doodle Hex is no help at all. It starts off well, introducing all of the onscreen elements -- but then it skips the part about what those onscreen elements do or how to use them or what's going on. We feel more confused now after seeing the rapid-fire combat than we did before watching this "tutorial."

At least we can enjoy the announcer, who delivers his lines with hilariously false, sarcastic enthusiasm. "You draw magical symbols known as runes! That's ... so great! I am completely enjoying this job."

This article was originally published on Joystiq.