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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 boardDesigned 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. Puzzle Quest is without doubt the best puzzelgame on the Wii. The different elements from various genres come together here to create a very unique product. The game is long enough to offer value for your money, but it is a shame that the online-mode is missing.
  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
    If all the different Puzzle Quest releases were playing a certain reality show, the Wii version would be the first to get voted off the island. The Xbox Live version and even the PSP version with its annoying bugs are better-looking versions of the same game.
  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
  1. KatherB.
    Dec 7, 2007
    7
    This version is exactly like the PSP version. The fonts size used is pretty small. If you do not have a good TV and component cable, prepare This version is exactly like the PSP version. The fonts size used is pretty small. If you do not have a good TV and component cable, prepare to squint your eyes. Overall its a very nice and addictive game. Felt that they could have spent more effort porting it to Wii. Expand
  2. AlWise
    Apr 13, 2008
    6
    I like puzzle games, and was excited about trying this one. Oh dear! It was compelling for the first 20 or so combats, but after that isI like puzzle games, and was excited about trying this one. Oh dear! It was compelling for the first 20 or so combats, but after that is extremely repetitive. The plot helps to keep you moving through but with reluctance, all the while hoping it will improve and become interesting. Expand
  3. RamsayB.
    Aug 17, 2009
    4
    Loved this on the DS and thought this would be better on the big screen. The Good: a good tutorial, longer story, and sound clips with theLoved this on the DS and thought this would be better on the big screen. The Good: a good tutorial, longer story, and sound clips with the same game play. The Bad: the controls aren't as good, the character graphics and text boxes don't use the full screen area. Conclusion: It just isn't as satisfying to play on the Wii, I'll trade this in and stick to the DS version. Expand