Better than the DS version, still needs to be patched though
S. Tenhoff, Amazon
11 March 2011
Summary: I got this for myself, and the DS version for my son. It's harder than the original Puzzle Quest as the map can shift in all of the 6 directions of the hexagonal map. The game does need to be patched though, as it gets almost impossibly hard to move from system to system without the patch, which you can then open with PSI points. Its a good challenge to keep you busy.
Interesting puzzles that quickly become repetitive and monotonous
Wandering Eye, Amazon
5 November 2009
Summary: For the price, Galactrix is a good puzzle game. It was fun to figure out strategies, and the game became addictive. However, while the puzzle were initially interesting, they soon became repetitive and monotonous. Mining asteroids for example was exactly the same thing every time, and you need to do it a lot in order to generate enough cash to be effective in combat.
David Fitzpatrick "biofuels scientist/researcher", Amazon
17 May 2009
Summary: I wanted to like this- I really did. Graphics are beautiful, the sci-fi concept is fun, and I was all set for Challenge of the Warlords 2: 5,000 Years Ahead. Instead, actual play reveals a frustrating game of far too much random chance, pointless timewasting, arcane rules and conditions, and a plot that would have looked pretty good for an Atari 2600 game. I can't seriously believe this ever saw playtesting of any kind.
Summary: Wow I like the first puzzle quest so I fugured cool a sci fi version. Id love to tell you how this game is but every 10-15 minutes the game dumps you to windows without saving so what can I say but Was this game finished and ready to sell on the pc platform? I think not.
Summary: I bought this game because the original Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords was an incredibly fun game. A lot of sequels fail because they change too little, and the gameplay ends up feeling stale. Galactrix fails because it changes too much. You can no longer choose your character class. There are fewer skills, you see much less improvement in them from level to level, and they have a negligible impact on gameplay.
Like the original Puzzle Quest...except without all the fun and enjoyment getting in the way.
4 April 2009
Summary: I enjoyed the original Puzzle Quest so much so that I bought it for several platforms. I was really looking forward to a space-themed version of the game. I am extremely disappointed in Puzzle Quest Galactrix. The game starts out fun at first but you soon realize that all the charm and fun of the original have been sucked out and replaced with needlessly monotonous and empty gameplay Having to hack every stargate is cheap, repetitive and boring.
Summary: Being totally addicted to the trial version of this game (on Yahoo!) I thought I'd order it and have the full version. I'm sure there may be folks that read about the game, but I didn't. So far, I haven't experienced the type of play that I was getting on Yahoo! I've bought tons of weapons and upgrades but haven't figured out how to install them. Again - this may be just me. My jury is still out. My 17 year old son could probably take this game and have a blast with it.
Summary: I have played Puzzle Quest Warlords before this game and I loved both of them. Each game had his pros and cons but overall I still like Warlords a little better. Here is my breakdown of the game: Pros: -> New game playing with hexagon pieces instead of squares. -> Can gain and lose favor with different Factions in the game -> At least 3 New challenge modes I don't remember in Warlords including: Not blow up any bombs for 10-25 turns; When mining for resources there are...