If you like rpg games and strategy/puzzle games, look no further this is the game for you. I never was able to play the original and am happy it came to XBLA. Well worth the 1200msp for the single player alone. Did I mention it has 1vs1 and 2 vs 2 multiplayer. The game is awesome.… Full Review »
8The first thing that came to mind playing this title was the epic battles my brother and I used to have with Tetris Attack, back on the SNES. It's the ultimate competitive puzzle game. I think I played it a solid 2 or 3 days without a break when I first picked it up. It was that difficult to set down.
People will throw "RPG elements" in there as if there were any. There is for the single player in the most extremely loose sense of the word, so if you're buying this for that reason, don't. It's a strategy puzzle game.
Core gameplay has you linking units of the same color together which then fire off at the enemy champion after a few rounds. Defense is maintained by creating walls by linking units horizontally as opposed to vertically or simply leaving extra units in the way to soak up damage. It's pretty simple but it takes awhile to really master.
The reason I give this an 8 instead of a 9 is because it's horribly imbalanced online. Unfortunately, the two most common strategies utilized by players that really want to win don't require an ounce of strategy and still manage to win 90% of the time. I hope balance issues are addressed because the potential for an extremely deep puzzle game is there if not for that one hinderance.
2v2 mode is awful. Avoid it unless you really like being paired with idiot teammates. I have been on the short end of the stick every time I have ever attempted it. The only difference between the basic 1v1 battle and the 2v2 battle is you have to worry about someone else mucking up the otherwise awesome combos you set up rounds in advance. Truly a terrible idea and one I wish wasn't linked to an achievement.… Full Review »
9Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes is this year's Puzzle Quest. Merging elements of puzzle, strategy and role playing, players face off against a beefy single player campaign where you'll take to the story with a few different characters that each have their own main strengths/weaknesses and different units for you to adjust your tactics and strategy. The game also adds the option to play competitively online which is a new addition. If you have the DS game or heard about the game on the DS you'll be happy to hear that the graphics have been upgraded to beautiful HD visuals, achievements/friend's leaderboards added as well as adding on the already mentioned online battle modes. Aside from the lack of variety with the game (things are mixed up with side quests, puzzle challenges and the like), this is the perfect arcade game to keep you entertained and before you know it you'll have spent hours playing this game. Recommend… Full Review »