Summary: Based upon the image, you might think that its a serious adult sports videogame. However, when played, you will discover that the characters are all cartoons which have much more of a child's game slant to it, as opposed to a game for adults. The cartoons look completely different than the art on cover on the case. Other than that, it's somewhat fun. Its very easy, but maybe that's because I first started. Maybe it'll get more challenging as I move along.
Summary: Pluses: - Wide range of new character classes to choose from (unlike Galactrix) - Interesting dungeon format: portals, hidden traps, secrets, lock-picking - Many new mini-games such as lock-picking, treasure-grabbing, door-bashing Minuses: - Not challenging enough: even setting the game to "hard" difficulty, I found the monster and boss fights WAY too easy. - Monster fights take a really long time until you get to high levels.
Summary: I offer a mixed review. The first game being such a wonder and pleasure, I awaited this title eagerly and it was one of my rare new-game purchases. This game improves upon the original in all ways but one. It contains better graphics, better interface, better side puzzle developments, and other improved character elements for game play. However, its lack is in one crucial area-- the AI.
Summary: I was addicted to the first game, and found myself playing until the wee hours of the morning, so I was very excited about the sequel. Although they had tried the other games carrying the "Puzzle Quest" name, they were far from fun. This game makes some dramatic changes to the RPG portions of the game, allowing for a more interactive environment. There are some storyline elements which are quite weak, but overall the gameplay changes are all very good.
Summary: Decent game just not a worthy sequel to one of my favorite games. Some will like this game more than the first. It is easier, the layout is different. They even added action gems and a new mana color. But for most hard core gamers this game lacks the "magic" PQ 1 had. Pun intended. It removes the mounts, castle sieges, weapon creation.. well this list can go on with the things took out of PQ 2.
Summary: After losing countless hours to the first Puzzle Quest game I was pleased that Infinite Interactive decided to make a proper sequel after the slight misstep that was Galactrix. However, although the developers have clearly put a lot of effort into making the world more vivid this time around by creating more richly detailed environments, the gameplay itself has only received slight improvements and the game world actually feels less involving.