- 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
8I'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.… Expand
4A 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