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Game Review: Puzzle Quest, Challenge of the Warlords

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Puzzle Quest totally rocks! See an overview here. Download at least the demo now. This is the second entry on my "must-buy" list of things on XBLA, along with Assault Heroes. (Is it weird that I haven't bought anything on my must-buy list?) The game is also available for PC, DS, and PSP, and is slated to arrive on Wii, PS2, and Cell phones.

It's like a two-player Bejeweled, with each player taking turns on the same board trying to make at least 3 gems in a row. If you knock out four in a row, you get another turn right away. The gems you clear away will either give you mana for spells or do damage to your opponent. When you have enough mana, you can choose to cast spells on yourself or your opponent with a variety of effects.

Add to that some RPG elements like a lightweight story, equippable items, and character improvement, and you have a rockin' time. Try it today!

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Pat's Rating system:

  • How much would I pay for the game? Oh, probably in the $30 range would be my upper limit. Thankfully, it is only $10-15 on XBLA, so that is well within reason. But should I wait for the Wii version?
  • How many times would I replay it? Repeatedly. The demo doesn't save your progress and only has a 30-minute storyline, and it limits you to level 7, but I've played through it 3 times. Add multiplayer and XBL-multiplayer and you've got something.

Comments

We may have to try that

We may have to try that game. We just bought Marble Blast Ultra from XBox Live, and are having a lot of fun with it. It's sort of like parts of MonkeyBall, I guess, and has multiplayer. The only downside is that it doesn't have any splitscreen or even alternating play. So, we just sit there and trade the controller when our turn is up.

 

It's also made with an early version of the game engine we're starting to use now for work (we were using an older version from the same company, but this is newer tech).

Let's Do it!

Sounds like a pretty schnazzy game. I like the idea of XBL-Multiplayer.

Soooo.... Get a stable internet connection, then I'll buy the game and it will be awesomeness.

High Speed Internet

When you actually get high speed then let me know and I will download this and we can play. Otherwise I have enough other games on XBLA that I am already playing with friends; like Catan and that is a great board game to play on live. If you do not have it yet, you need to download this immediately and let me know so we can play this sometime. Sara, Chris and I have already been enjoying this. And now Jake wants another 360 so he can play also.

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