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  • Summary: Designed specifically to entertain both casual and hardcore gamers with its deep immersion, five to fifteen minute play sessions and turn-based play style, Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords incorporates strategy, role-playing elements and a persistent storyline in a puzzle board setting. Set in the Warlords universe, the game challenges players to create, develop and customize the ultimate hero in order to save the land of Etheria from evil Lord Bane. To advance their character, 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 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. 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 replayability. [D3Publisher of America] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Puzzle Quest is by no means perfect. In fact, one of its most noticeable flaws happens to be an extremely weird one (tiny text) and immensely frustrating, and the game may not be good for casual gamers due to its high difficulty level. Still, if you can get over both those flaws, you're in for one heckuva good time.
  2. In short: if you've got a DS, get the DS version. If not, get this. [Feb 2008, p.55]
  3. Having played two other versions of Puzzle Quest already (PC and Xbox 360), it’s evident that the Wii version is the weakest of the bunch. The controls, while sometimes precise and intuitive, are a mess with too many menus for the Wiimote/Nunchuck scheme and accidental mistakes that players will run into with using just the Wiimote.
  4. It's like your best freind's turned into a real jerk, but deep down, you're still great pals. [Mar 2008, p.75]
  5. The presentation is sloppy, with music that abruptly cuts off and a diminished gem playfield. It's worth a rental, at best.
  6. 70
    At $30, the Wii version of Puzzle Quest is the most expensive out there. But it looks, sounds, and controls worse than versions that cost half that. The core gameplay is rock solid, and you definitely don't want to miss out if you haven't already played the game. But what could have been one of the Wii's standout puzzle games ends up being a half-assed port.
  7. Sure you may think it would be fun to play it on the big TV instead of your DS or PC, but the carpel tunnel inducing controls will make you wish for your thankfully discounted price back.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 1 out of 3