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  • Summary: Set in the Warlords universe, Puzzle Quest challenges gamers to create, develop and customize the ultimate hero to save the land of Etheria from the evil Lord Bane. In order to advance, players battle in turn-based, head-to-head "match-three" style puzzle games in one of three distinctSet in the Warlords universe, Puzzle Quest challenges gamers to create, develop and customize the ultimate hero to save the land of Etheria from the evil Lord Bane. In order to advance, players battle in turn-based, head-to-head "match-three" style puzzle games in one of three distinct gameplay modes: Single-player allows gamers to battle against the computer AI as they embark on over 150 challenging quests, Instant Action allows gamers to jump in and immediately play continuous battles to level-up characters without participating in quests, and Multiplayer allows gamers to battle live opponents via wireless connectivity. Victory will advance the player’s hero, magical arsenal, creature companions and more - ultimately rewarding gamers at nearly every turn and providing endless hours of replayablity. [D3Publisher of America] Expand
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  1. Positive: 28 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. With rewards such as an extra turn for linking four or five gems together or the warm feeling of doing double damage to your enemy because of a well-planned chain incorporating themselves into the tactical side of a game like Bejeweled, players will find themselves playing to master the game as best as they can -and that's not a bad thing.
  2. This game will ruin Bejeweled for you forever, because you will be longing for some consequences beyond just getting points. You will also quickly descend into 'just one more turn' territory until you make your way to the end, which will take dozens of hours.
  3. You will not want to let this game out of your hands because it is extremely addicting for you and anyone who gets their hands up on.
  4. 85
    If you are a puzzle fan and hate role-playing games, you'll love it. If you're a role-playing lover who despises puzzle games, you'll want to hug it. If you're a first person shooter fan who loves to kill things, well, you might like this.
  5. More compelling than a glorified Flash game ought to be.
  6. It has excellent local wireless multiplayer.
  7. It's gently hypnotic stuff, but fight a dozen super-intelligent skeletons and you'll soon be yearning for the simple pleasures of "Lumines." [Mar 2007, p.111]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. KelL.
    Sep 30, 2008
    10
    This game is a perfect blend of RPG and Bejeweled! Using a bejeweled format, that's customizable, you fight creatures following to This game is a perfect blend of RPG and Bejeweled! Using a bejeweled format, that's customizable, you fight creatures following to complete a story quest. You play as one of several characters and modify your character to compete against the creatures. The game is very addictive and can be played as time allows. The game was a sleeper due to poorly written reviews, but Xbox put it on Xbox live and it did well and was expanded. Expand
  2. AllistairP.
    Apr 15, 2007
    10
    This game is insanely addictive in it's simplicity and flawless design. Puzzle games always have the addictive factor but after a while This game is insanely addictive in it's simplicity and flawless design. Puzzle games always have the addictive factor but after a while you ask "What's the point?" and while you won't find Allah with Puzzle Quest you will find yourself saying "To level up, to learn a new spell, to get money to buy better armor". Ingenious and fun! I'd love to see a sequel with a Diablo sorta co-op multiplayer where you and your party of friends online can take on separate enemies in a more scoped-out dungeon environment. Sounds bizarre but you know it'd be rad. Expand
  3. James
    Aug 30, 2007
    10
    Puzzle Quest is so addicting... the good kind! I've playthrough this entire game and I'm starting another character today, Puzzle Quest is so addicting... the good kind! I've playthrough this entire game and I'm starting another character today, it's too fun. Expand
  4. AustinT.
    Mar 25, 2007
    9
    like puzzles, turnbased rpgs, or stratagey games? if yes, do you own a ds or psp? if yes, then you'll like this game. a fresh take on like puzzles, turnbased rpgs, or stratagey games? if yes, do you own a ds or psp? if yes, then you'll like this game. a fresh take on puzzle games, well worth it. dont belive me, play the demo for the pc, i can tell that you have a pc. Expand
  5. JayK.
    Apr 12, 2007
    9
    Amazing. Take the an excellent puzzle game design (far better than Bejewelled), and add deep strategy, the addictiveness of skill Amazing. Take the an excellent puzzle game design (far better than Bejewelled), and add deep strategy, the addictiveness of skill enhancement, the depth and story of an RPG, and throw in a bunch of fun bits. I got sick of Bejewelled because of the randomness and lack of strategy; this a totally different, and totally better (though if you like Bejewelled, you'll love this). Buy it! Expand
  6. WhiteL.
    Apr 11, 2007
    9
    What a delightful waste of time. I find myself walking around my house walking in to walls playing this little gem. I'm hooked. RPG What a delightful waste of time. I find myself walking around my house walking in to walls playing this little gem. I'm hooked. RPG nerds and Puzzle nerds UNITE!!! One Word: BOOM! Expand
  7. GavinG.
    Apr 26, 2007
    1
    This started out fun, but be warned - I found that it soon gets VERY tiresome. I totally agree with the Official UK Playstation This started out fun, but be warned - I found that it soon gets VERY tiresome. I totally agree with the Official UK Playstation Magazine's summary above (but obviously rate it even lower). Progression and levelling up was a chore. Winning the matches against the CPU opponents (the main part of the game) I found difficult, annoying and in the end boring. This game is definitely one to rent before (not) buying wherever possible. Expand

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