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  • Summary: Featuring a hallmark blend of match-3 gem matching and fantasy, Puzzle Quest 2 offers a captivating, rewarding, and accessible journey for players of all skill levels as they make their way to reclaim the once peaceful village of Verloren from the evil clutch of the demon Gorgon. Get closer to the Puzzle Quest action than ever before with a more intimate viewpoint of the world, and with all new character classes: Sorcerer, Templar, Barbarian, or Assassin. [Infinite Interactive] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
  1. Puzzle Quest 2 is a worthy sequel in every measure. It improves the look and feel of the original, successfully builds on its mechanics, and still feels different enough to provide a sense of novelty and newness.
  2. Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords was one of the most addictive games of all time. Its blend of genres and stunning gameplay left lines scored in touch screens and tiles burnt into televisions. Now, the sequel has managed to improve upon the original in every way, even fixing the AI, which many believed "cheated" before.
  3. Simple, addictive and fun, with just enough complexity to keep things interesting, Puzzle Quest 2 is a "casual game" winner.
  4. The repetitive nature can wear on you if you play Puzzle Quest 2 for more than a few hours, but it's still one of the best pick-up-and-play, zone-out-for-a-while titles the Nintendo DS has to offer.
  5. Feb 23, 2011
    72
    Puzzle Quest 2 has its problems, that much is for sure. Look past the problems, and you'll find a game that's still pretty darn addicting.
  6. After a few mixed spin-offs such as Puzzle Chronicles, the unexpected success of 2008 in the reflexion gender is now back in favor.
  7. 40
    Most RPGs are meant to be played steadily, but Puzzle Quest 2 is most assuredly not the sort of game to be played at length. In short bursts separated from each other by lengthy periods spent doing something else, the mechanics remain entertaining.

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  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Aug 19, 2010
    8
    I'm giving this a big thumbs up. It's a definite improvement over the first. Taking emphasis off regeneration abilities (though cool in traditional RPG-sense) makes this particular game better.

    The perspective change takes a bit getting used to. It's more immersive than the first with it's more big-overhead-map view, but even with the map I don't have as good a sense of my position in the "world" relative to everything else. In short, the "scale" of the game seems a bit reduced. Not necessarily bad, just different.

    So far, I'm about level 15 on the Assassin (or Rogue, whatever can't remember) class.

    Similar to the first game, it can get monotonous doing battle after battle with a long lead-up until you have enough gems to make some interesting moves/combo's. That said, once you do get stocked up, things are more interesting/strategic than the previous game.

    Other additions such as the treasure loot mini-game are pure genius and great additions/innovations. Vegas Casino's should adopt this game!

    If they can innovate at this pace, PQ3 will be a beast. The good news is they are improving on the formula and I see a day when this type of game can command a full $50-60 price tag.
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  2. Oct 16, 2010
    6
    s I do love puzzle and and it appealed to me having a story to follow as well however I didn't like how it capped out at level 50. You could still keep earning xp, yet there was nothing to use it on. Expand
  3. Jan 6, 2012
    4
    A bit easier to play than the first (or, at least, it's harder to be bad at this one than the first). But by the time I was done, I was so unbelievable sick and tired of the game, of the combat, of the side quests, of everything. (I have since played through the first one again and enjoyed it more than this one.) Expand