Conclusion: Still, the aforementioned niggles are just a minor affair, and as long as you haven’t smoked yourself into a stupor I’m sure the teething issues won’t irritate for too long. You really must try Puzzle Quest: Galactrix as it is one of the best games I’ve played all year. It really is that good. However, whether it is 1600 MS Points good is the real issue isn’t it?
Excerpt: The Front Mission series is traditionally a turned based affair pitting the player’s squads of walking tanks, known as Wanzers, against groups of computer controlled enemies. The first next generation entry in the long running series swaps out its core gameplay mechanic for a more modern, action oriented one. Can the first western developed Front Mission title revive the staggering mecha genre that hasn’t seen an upgrade in ages?
Excerpt: I've been playing video games for a pretty long time. Maybe even longer than most of you have been on this little blue planet. I've seen a lot and played a variety of games. So when something "new" comes along that claims to create a new type of genre or successfully combine different ones that look like that have no right being mixed together I get a bit suspicious. Puzzle Quest is such a game that takes a bit of a RPG and slams it into a lot of a puzzle game.
Excerpt: Block puzzle games have evolved drastically over the years. After all, how many times can you line up sets of three or more blocks of the same colour for points before you get bored of the whole concept? Launched in 2007, Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords introduced the idea of coupling the puzzle element of gaming with rich storylines and role-playing elements.
Conclusion: Puzzle Quest: Galactrix is the sequel to 2007’s Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords . It is roughly the same sort of game: you battle opponents using match-3 games, you explore numerous locations looking for quests to complete and companions to recruit, and you build up your character so you can save humanity from a terrible threat. It’s the details that are different.
Summary: I can’t quite put my finger on it- but " Puzzle Quest: Galactrix " just isn’t quite as good as it’s predecessor. It’s a bigger game, with technically better graphics and sound, but it all feels a bit sterile.
Summary: D3Publisher of America's Puzzle Quest: Galactrix, developed by Infinite Interactive, incorporates a powerful blend of casual and hardcore gameplay elements, similar to Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords, into an all-new futuristic, science-fiction setting.
Summary: Puzzle Quest Galactrix sounds like a dream come true. I love the epic space battles, cool technology and, most importantly, the first game. So why is it that I can't get into this pseudo-sequel? This is a good second attempt, but I liked the first game better! This product was submitted by the publisher for review. As a rule, Defunct Games does not review games we spent money on. However, that does not always apply to classic/retro games.