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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] Gyromanceris a puzzle-roleplaying game (RPG) featuring a unique battle system based on Bejeweled Twist combined with elements of Square Enix role-playing games. Battle system: Gyromancer has a new battle system based on Bejeweled Twist. Command unique beasts to battle your foes. Hidden treasures: Search the map for items, coins, and new beasts to fight at your side. Gain levels in battle and acquire powerful new beasts. Deadly mage: Assume the role of Rivel, a deadly mage, as he rids Aldemona Wood of a brooding darkness. [Square Enix] Collapse
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. PopCap and Square Enix have managed to find just the right amount to take from each of their strengths to make a game that’s easily accessible and instantly addictive.
  2. Combines the addictiveness of Bejeweled with Final Fantasy -style graphics and a bit of Pokémon. One of the better offerings in the strange genre of RPG-puzzle hybrids. [Feb 2010]
  3. Despite the re-hashed ideas, there are more than enough unique tweaks to the formula to warrant giving Gyromancer a spin.
  4. Great aesthetics and monster designs. [Feb 2010, p.85]
  5. Gyromancer is an addictive puzzle game, yet the setting might feel a little stale.
  6. PopCap and Square-Enix come together to create a successful puzzle-RPG. The well thought out game mechanics ensure that you keep on playing to get another reward. On the other hand, the game costs a lot of time and after a few hours you can’t help but wonder what on earth you’ve been doing for the past couple of hours.
  7. Gyromancer has its heart in the right place. The unique abilities of beasts add an enjoyable twist to a familiar game, but efforts to innovate are nearly thwarted by a single mechanic that is often more punishing than challenging.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. [anonymous]
    Nov 19, 2009
    Wonderful game. Great graphics for a puzzle game and fun to play! It took a little bit to get used to needing to make matches every turn to deal max damage and take less damage from the enemy, and I kept dying because I was trying to set up awesome matches, but the game style really focuses on making sure you recognize matches immediately instead of setting things up without making a match. Expand
  2. AlanR
    Jan 1, 2010
    A poor POOR attempt at making a Puzzle Quest type game. It lacks depth on so many levels it's not even funny. Puzzle Quest is infinitely better than this garbage. Expand