Reviews and Problems with Luxor: Pharaoh's Challenge
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5 March 2008
Excerpt: , as advances in the industry have allowed developers to do things with video games we never would've dreamed possible back in the mid-'80s. Hence, simpler genres like this one have fallen by the wayside, especially on the home consoles. The PSP has a ton of ‘em, but then again, it makes much more sense to have a nice, addictive little puzzle game while on the go.
Excerpt: If you played the PC version of Luxor or Luxor 2 , then you have a pretty good idea of what to expect with Luxor: Pharoah's Challenge . Just as was the case with the previous iterations of Luxor , Luxor: Pharoah's Challenge is an action/puzzle game whose imagery, music and overall theme is steeped in all things Egyptian.
Conclusion: Luxor: Pharaoh's Challenge is a very simple and straightforward puzzle experience. The lack of multiplayer hurts and the fact that there are so many puzzle games like this on the market doesn't help either. Still, this is a fine console incarnation of the PC classic and some of the gameplay upgrades make things interesting. Despite some of my negative feelings about the title I had a lot of fun playing it and must say that it was the puzzle experience I was looking for.
Excerpt: , you've probably encountered one where your goal is to stop colored marbles from rolling too far along a winding track. This is typically accomplished by tossing a few marbles of your own so that three of a single color end up next to each other, flash and then disappear. Sometimes, a chain reaction is possible, with multiple groups vanishing at once. Sound familiar?