these games will eat your life (or just your days off)
Katherine "Kat" Rowe, Amazon
18 March 2012
Summary: Not the strongest installment in the series, but still loads of fun. Cons: -- Easier than the other Puzzle Quest games I've played (the original PQ, Galactrix, and Puzzle Kingdoms). Some classes and strategies specifically make it almost impossible to LOSE. The first time I played as an Assassin, I literally didn't lose a single battle even when playing inattentively. -- Somewhat annoying interface.
Summary: This game is much better than Puzzle Quest Galactrix, but not as good as Puzzle Quest 1. It brings back the original RPG elements and adds some optional challenge puzzles to mix. Buying weapons and armor is fun too. I got a little bit frustrated in the middle because of the monotony, but overall it is fun and I was very sad to see it end.
Summary: Overall, this is a nice follow-up to the original Puzzle Quest. For those that have played the original Puzzle Quest: I like that the mini-games are more integrated into the gameplay in the sequel. There are less options (no mounts or citadel building). The humor that was in Puzzle Quest is pretty much non-existant here. So far I haven't come across any spells as powerful as in Puzzle Quest and it takes longer to build mana. This has made for some much longer battles.
Summary: "Puzzle Quest 2" (PQ2)is a sequel to the popular 'Puzzle Quest' of a few years back. The overall goal for the game is to defeat some mega-warlord at the bottom of a dungeon, and of course you'll meet hordes of his minions along the way. This a game much like "Bejeweled" in that you've got to match 3, 4 or 5 gems of the same color. However this is where the similarity ends.
Summary: I was a huge fan of the first Puzzle Quest, but didn't like Puzzle Guest Galactrix - so I was really excited for a proper sequel to one of my favorite games. If you haven't played any of the previous games, imagine a cross between Bejeweled and Final Fantasy. I'm going to focus this review on how this new games compares to the previous entries in the series.
Summary: The sick thing is, no matter how repetitious and predictable this game is, I can't stop playing. If you're reading this and don't know what "Puzzle Quest" is, I'm honestly surprised. Go read my review of the first game and know that this one is... Well, kind of different. Too lazy? Okay. "Puzzle Quest" is "Bejeweled" crossed with "Dungeons & Dragons." But not D&D 4e; no d20 systems here or anything. This is all about matching three things and winning.
Summary: After the epic fail of Galactrix and the more epic fail of Kingdoms, were right back on form. The gameplay is back to the orignal Puzzle Quest, only speeded up. Only negative things I have to say about it: 1) Its easy as heck. After the tutorial area (much faster and more enganing than PQ1's tutorial area, at least) you face some goblins who can be annoying as they wil just about always go first and pull decent sized chains (though the ai doesn't cheat as it did in PQ1).
Surprisingly - does not knock PQ:COW or Might and Magic out of their 1st place tie for Puzzle/RPG hybrids!
24 June 2010
Summary: I've sunk hundreds of hours in Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords . It remains one of my top 5 games on the DS (Dsi). I've replayed it three times and still enjoy it. Now that is some bang for your buck! I was super excited to get the new PQ2. Now after playing a while I would say that it is a very good game. Very good. However I'd still give it 4 stars. Why you ask?
Excerpt: Après de multiples spin-offs pas vraiment convaincants, la saga Puzzle Quest est aujourd¿hui de retour pour le meilleur¿ et pour le meilleur ! En effet, si l¿effet de surprise créé par Challenge of the Warlords est désormais passé, le titre d¿Infinite Interactive n¿est reste pas moins un excellent jeu. Les amateurs du premier épisode seront à n¿en pas douter conquis par cette suite dans la droite lignée de son aîné.