Excerpt: D3Publisher and Infinite Interactive struck gold when they released Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords on the Nintendo DS and PSP in 2007. The combination fantasy role-playing and 3-match puzzle game turned out to be wildly addictive.
Excerpt: "Alienated" is a standout track from Keri Hilson's debut album that takes the trite breakup song formula and re-energizes it with intergalactic allusions. With some slick production and fun lyrics, "Alienated" takes what could have easily been a filler track and makes it single worthy.
Summary: Puzzle Quest: Galactrix incorporates a compelling blend of casual and hardcore game elements similar to those adored by fans of Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords into a futuristic, sci-fi setting.
Excerpt: puzzle gameplay with a fantasy RPG. Since then, we've seen quite a few ports, and it was reasonable to assume that we'd get a direct sequel. But D3 has really thrown gamers for a loop with their sequel,
Excerpt: It's been a few years since Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords from D3 Publisher seemingly came from nowhere to mix Bejeweled puzzle gameplay with a fantasy RPG. Since then, we've seen quite a few ports, and it was reasonable to assume that we'd get a direct sequel.
Excerpt: Once upon a time developers focused on making their games fun and if they looked good in the process then that was a bonus. Then 3D graphics came along and far too often we find ourselves wondering why gameplay came in second or even third.
The sequel to Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords takes most of what was great about its predecessor and ruins it.
26 February 2009
Summary: Like its predecessor, Puzzle Quest: Galactrix is a role-playing game of sorts in which turn-based battles play out on something resembling a Bejeweled board. Galactrix takes Puzzle Quest out of its original fantasy setting into the realm of sci-fi and, at first glance, it appears to retain and...
Pros: At their best, battles can feel like games of chess
Cons: Far too many battles are decided by luck, No multiplayer matchmaking or leaderboards, Protagonist is almost impossible to care about, Story takes too long to get even remotely interesting