Excerpt: The Puzzle Quest franchise has expanded the puzzle genre in an interesting way. Puzzle Quest Galactrix takes the franchise into the realm of sci-fi. Players get to take control of a ship, fly to distant planets, and fight off pirates. The violent action is achieved via the puzzle game. Match three or more of the hexagons to attack the other ships or build up various stats. After winning the player may level up and get to adjust their stats.
Conclusion: Simply put, Trine 2 is the most beautiful game I’ve ever seen. The music, lush use of colours, animated backgrounds and dream-like enchanted forests and dungeons combine into an atmospheric experience that can never be forgotten. The only downsides that I can think of include the relatively short length of the campaign, but even this is counter-acted by the very decent price tag that the game comes with.
Pros: Wonderful graphics and music, enchanting story and characters, fine and smooth gameplay, low price
Conclusion: Concept: Take the color-matching gameplay of the original game out into space, with plenty of new sci-fi touches
Graphics: Other than the static character and ship images, there's not much in the way of high-end visuals
Sound: I swear some of these tunes have been ripped wholesale from other sci-fi properties
Playability: Instantly familiar gameplay draws you in, but the game's true depth and challenge roles out over many hours
Entertainment: It may be lacking the...
Excerpt: The successor to the surprise hit Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords , Puzzle Quest: Galactrix is an excellent hybrid of RPG depth and addictive puzzle gameplay. This time around, Puzzle Quest is set in a Sci-Fi universe, where you’ll explore the galaxy, upgrade your ship, and encounter strange alien creatures.
Clever role-playing/puzzle hybrid set in outer space.
Common Sense Media
9 July 2009
Summary: Parents need to know that while the fundamental gameplay consists of lining up three colored hexagons in a row, there is considerable depth here. The story unfolds across a huge galaxy with the protagonist going on varied missions and interacting with a broad spectrum of other characters, both good and evil. There are also challenging logic, strategy, and resource management elements at play.
Conclusion: on chance to have you either win or lose battles in space. The game immerses you in a story where you are required to help out before your training is complete. You move through space on a grid and then battle your way through various missions by completing rounds in the puzzle mode. The various colors have you fill up certain meters. As you gain new items you can use them based on where your meters are.
Excerpt: Ask the average "hardcore" gamer what they think of a game like Bejeweled and you'll often get a lengthy tirade on the evils of the bestselling puzzle game and the casual gaming boom it helped spawn. These kinds of mindless, over-simplified gem-matching games represent everything that's wrong with today's game industry, the argument goes.