Conclusion: At the end of the day this is one of my favorite arcade games, mainly due to the awesomeness of Twist. Even though each round is one minutes you'll find yourself starting another game. I was almost late for work a few times due to this game. The achievements added to the game for me, this is one of my proudest arcade comepletions. I would recommend it to anyone, especially for only $5.
Conclusion: All in all, Bejeweled Blitz LIVE is a great puzzle game on Live, and is one of the few games that is perfect for marathon online sessions, or just a quick five minute round to kill some time.
Conclusion: To put it bluntly, if you’ve bought Bejeweled 2 Deluxe (or any Bejeweled game on any other platform)… don’t bother with this one. If you’ve never played any of its predecessors or even a casual game, give it a shot. Bejeweled Blitz LIVE also comes with multiplayer and while I didn’t get to give it a shot before this review was written, if you like obliterating your friends’ scores, this may be worth the dough.
Summary: I will be honest and say that I do have a little soft spot for Popcap Games thanks to their approach in targeting the casual market particularly through titles such as the insanely addictive Peggle and the excellent Plants vs. Zombies . I must say however that on this occasion they perhaps should have given more thought before releasing " Bejeweled Blitz LIVE " for the console market.
Excerpt: Some friends of mine introduced me to Bejeweled Blitz about a year and a half ago on Facebook. Now I spend an hour or two each week making sure I’m at the top of my leaderboard. I’m super competitive, the game’s crazy addictive; it’s a deadly combination. So when PopCap Games announced they were bringing Bejeweled Blitz to Xbox Live Arcade, I was excited at the prospect of dueling and competing online, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t skeptical of how well the game...
Summary: Bejeweled Blitz Live offers XBLA players the same fast paced 60-second action found in the popular Facebook variant of Bejeweled Blitz, but with all-new modes, including 16-player simultaneous Party mode and head-to-head Battle mode over Live.
Excerpt: The rules are simple, and every round of Bejeweled Blitz Live lasts just 60 seconds, but don’t be surprised to see hours disappear as you endlessly promise yourself “just one more game.” Match three colored gems in a row or column to make them disappear, earn points, and cause new jewels to drop.
Pros: + Dangerously addictive and reasonably attractive pair of gem-manipulating variations., + Simple, solid multiplayer modes inject a real-time social element.
Cons: - Missing features from freebie editions; not ideally suited to console controls., ? Why does racking up experience earn you nothing but Achievements?
Excerpt: is the second game to be released as part of the House Party season on Xbox Live Arcade and - due to its emphasis on intense, fast-paced, online multiplayer - it's also perhaps the most fitting of the games to be released under the party banner.