Excerpt: This is a great puzzle game. The idea of combining a puzzle game with quest gameplay is hardly new. After all, Capcom's Quiz & Dragons came out in 1992! The idea behind that game was tied to the Trivial Pursuit theme of questions with multiple-choice answers. It was a great formula until 15 years passed and most of the questions (Ralph Macchio for five points!) became hopelessly out of date.
Excerpt: Puzzle Quest Challenge of the Warlords delivers classic puzzle game action with an epic story of good versus evil. Travel the mythical world of Etheria, a land quickly becoming overrun with evil. Help protect the kingdom of Bartonia from the undead invasion and seek out the source of these vile creatures to ensure the safety of your countrymen. Battle the enemies standing in your way by defeating them on the Battle Grid.
PSP Review - 'Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords'
27 June 2007
Summary: Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords is a genre-bending style of gameplay rooted in a classic puzzle gameboard setting and incorporates role-playing and strategy elements, multiplayer gameplay modes and an engaging storyline that will immerse players in the richly diverse game world and offer a compelling gameplay experience.
Excerpt: Puzzle Quest is a brilliant idea. Take Bejeweled, toss in RPG elements and a semi-random story, port it to every system known to man and there you go, an inexpensive-to-produce game that basically works out to digital crack. I don’t know which warlords you’re being challenged by — I don’t think the story ever makes that clear. All I know is Puzzle Quest is a blight on my life, extinguishing all hope of productivity.
Excerpt: I know that the last video game mashup you're probably looking forward to is Bejeweled and Final Fantasy . Or Bejeweled and any RPG. Or maybe even Bejeweled and anything at all. And I can definitely see why: that stupidly addictive gem game is for "casual" gamers, right? It can't possibly be worked into something that you could sink thirty hours into - or could it?
Conclusion: I've never been so happy to be so angry with a game. The peanut butter/chocolate combo took this long to be combined why, now? You know what, it doesn't matter. You need this game -- even if you think you don't. Just be ready with the blood pressure meds.
Conclusion: is one of the most original handheld games to come out for quite some time. It's the perfect combination of the RPG and puzzle genres that fans of both will find incredibly addicting. The aesthetics may be somewhat limited but there is enough personality and creativity put into the game to keep you playing through many battery recharges. The PSP needs more titles like this and quite honestly I think this is the most "fun" I have ever had with the system.