Reviews and Problems with Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords
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Great Series Start
J. Gallen "J. Michael Gallen", Amazon
20 July 2014
Summary: It’s always risky for videogame developers to try something new and different, because while innovative titles have the potential for greatness, sometimes innovation comes at the expense of a game’s quality. Thus, there was much trepidation at the announcement that a game combining role-playing, puzzle, and strategy elements entitled Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords, would see simultaneous release on the PlayStation Portable and Nintendo DS systems, both versions...
A great game! Addictive! But the stylus manipulation always is a slight drawback.
3 May 2014
Summary: This game is like a lot of puzzlers: Addictive! Candy Crush, Puzzle Bobble, Tetris -- you can see where I'm going. They are like a drug. The only problem is moving the pieces with a tiny stylus. I have sizeable hands, so it's a chore for me.
Summary: I got this game after I saw hearing how great it was on one of the podcasts I watch. The hosts seemed completely enamored with it, so I had high hopes. Even with high hopes, I really enjoy this game. I can see why it was given so much praise. The game itself is a mix between Bejewled and an RPG, which works much better than it sounds. The story dialogue can be a bit dry and hammy at times, but you always have the option to skip right to the action.
Summary: Simply said..I have to get another copy of this game because my boyfriend has stolen my copy. >_< This game is extremely addictive and starts off fairly quickly. This game is a combination of a puzzle (Match 3 icons in a row) type game with a simple RPG game. Although it lacks story depth, the game is deep in other ways. Basically, you go around a fantasy RPG generic world completing quests which may or may not be involved with the storyline.
Summary: This game is extremely addictive, and I've devoted more hours to it in the past week than I'd care to admit, but it isn't without its flaws. The graphics are fine, especially the portrait style art accompanying the characters during quest assignments. The majority of your time will be spent on the battle screen where the colorful objects are big enough to be able to easily manipulate; my one complaint aesthetically is that the green and yellow gems, under certain...
Summary: This game is great. It doesn't try to do too much, it's simply a clever treatment of a bejewled-like puzzle game (though PQ involves much more strategy than bejewled thanks to the vs. format). The game is well worth the cost just for the puzzle aspect and multiplayer mode. That said, the quest mode is fun to play through once, though the final boss is underwhelming and the story is extremely simple, linear, and not dependant on character-class.
Summary: The DS has some very interesting, unique, original games being written for it, and Puzzle Quest is definitely one of them. It's part RPG, part puzzler. The story is not really all that interesting, and there's really only one type of puzzle, but there's something very different and fun about defeating monsters by playing them in a puzzle game. I only give it 4 stars because of the bland storyline and repetitive nature.
Summary: I really enjoyed the RPG aspect that was incorporated into what could have been a rather typical puzzle game. The battles are interesting and fun, because you aren't just trying to win. You're also trying to collect money and experience based on what you do within the puzzle itself.
Incredibly addictive mash of puzzle and RPG elements
N. Durham "Big Evil", Amazon
14 June 2007
Summary: With all the various puzzle games available for the DS, there isn't really all that much anymore that can make one stick out more than another. Puzzle Quest manages to stand on it's own thanks to it being an incredibly addictive mash of puzzle and RPG elements that set it apart from the rest of the pack. Starting out as a typical RPG, you perform combat by partaking in puzzles that are reminiscent of Bejeweled.
Summary: At this point in the DS life cycle, there aren't many good RPG titles available to play. PQ fills in some of the void with a solid RPG title that partners gameplay using an interesting puzzle twist. The RPG elements of the game are surprisingly deep and will keep fans of the genre interested for awhile with it's addictive leveling-up attributes. Also, this game does a good job at being "available time diverse".