Reviews and Problems with Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords
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Fun Game that Falls a Little Bit Short
3 weeks ago
Summary: I played the game off and on for about 3-4 months. It's one of those games you can just pick-up and play without devoting too much thought or energy, yet still has a fun element to it. I'd say most of the games harder challenges are won by "luck" and not by your particular skill. The game itself is fairly repetitive. You need to match gems in sets of 3 or more (kinda like Tetris) and you typically take turns vs. an opponent.
Summary: I thought I would try out this game for something different to do. I like single-player RPG games- I've been playing them for a long while, it seems. This was one of the few games that really had an original concept. Puzzle Quest is a role-playing game in which you engage in battle by mixing and matching gems on the board. Some gems give you mana, some gold, some experience. Skull gems do damage.
Summary: Don't let the screenshots fool you; this game is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING like Bejeweled. The best way to describe this game is a poker game masked as "missions" and RPG elements that do not make a significant difference in the gameplay. Every mission is really the same, whether it is a 'side' or 'story' mission; you play a game of "poker" against AI that has final control on the outcome of the match.
Summary: Reviewed for Big Boss Games by: Tim Puzzle Quest By: Vicious Cycle Software Published by: D3 Publisher of America System: PlayStation Portable - PSP The story intro (taken from the instruction book): Enter the world of Etheria, a mythical land quickly becoming overrun with evil. You must 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.
Summary: Puzzle Quest is a wonderful concept, setting match-3 casual gameplay in a basic Roleplaying Game framework to create a fresh new approach. But the PSP version is bug ridden, and has crashed on me many times. I had read online about the bug that the companions you find in the game don't actually help at all - that's something I could live with.
Summary: I had to let unsuspecting people here know about a bug in the PSP version since none of the reviews here covered it. Basically, a bug prevents your companions in the game from applying their unique bonuses? What does this mean? It means the game will be harder than intended by the designers and some wasted time if you spend it earning bonuses which cannot be used. Your mileage will vary if this is a big bug or not.
Conclusion: I like puzzle games and RPGs are my favourite genre as well. If you are the same then I can't recommend this game enough. Even if you aren't a fan of one of the genres, this could be the game to convert you!!