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8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

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  1. Dec 7, 2012
    8
    I just started playing Puzzle Quest 2 even though I didn't fully complete Puzzle Quest 1 (but I got a good way through it). I was afraid about the reviews that they did away with the overhead map which I do miss. But so far I really enjoy the way it walks you through the 3d map with 2 or 3 of 4 directions to go on each screen or bad guys to battle or people to talk to. What I really like with Puzzle Quest 2 is the variety of missions they integrated with the matching gem game but they kept the gem matching the game similar to Puzzle Quest 1. For example, to 'knock down a temple door' involves matching a # of door gems within a certain number of moves while putting out a fire involves matching a # of blue gems. Battling a bad guy involves a strategy of accumulating magna (ie. gem colors) where it will give you spells (more damage) type attacks. The objective being the same as Puzzle Quest 1 which is to defeat the bad guy/complete the quest to gain more spells which do more damage points to the enemy once you accumulate the gem colors required by matching them. The nice twist I've found with Puzzle Quest 2 is the different types of quests to complete and gem challenges. I didn't like the latest Puzzle Quest (Galactrix) where they changed the gem grid to oval versus the square drop down look of gem movement. I like Puzzle Quest 2 so far because it's like Puzzle Quest 1 except with new unique puzzles. I do wish they had put in an overhead map type button but so far I'm getting used to the 3d screen by screen movement and don't miss it enough to prevent me from buy the game. It's a great game to jump into for a few hours of addicting fun 4 or 5 nights of the week. For 800 credits and available on demand, it's worth the money I paid for the number of hours it's kept me occupied so far and will in the future. Once you get past missing the overhead map and if you like the same Puzzle Quest 1 gem matching game, Puzzle Quest 2 is really enjoyable. Puzzle Quest 1 was also a good deal for the 800 credits. The more I played it and understood the incredible depth and adventure involved (not just a simple gem matching game) the more I've liked the Puzzle Quest 1 and 2 games. Collapse
  2. Oct 19, 2011
    6
    The Original Puzzle Quest was a masterpiece in it's genre, easy gameplay to get to grips with but difficult to master, a map that makes it is easy travel to each location and a story that while not award winning is charming in it's own way. Puzzle Quest 2 however changes the gameplay mechanics slightly (to add more depth but it doesn't do this and ruins the game) as well as changes the iconic look of the first game, traversing the world is really a chore here as you are now in a 3D top down view and it takes far too long. Battles are still good but the overall feel of the game presentation wise and gameplay wise is what makes this a lesser game than puzzle quest 1, if you see them both and can't decide which to go for, go for the original as it is a much better game. Expand
  3. Dec 7, 2012
    0
    I just started playing Puzzle Quest 2 even though I didn't fully complete Puzzle Quest 1 (but I got a good way through it). I was afraid about the reviews that they did away with the overhead map which I do miss. But so far I really enjoy the way it walks you through the 3d map with 2 or 3 of 4 directions to go on each screen or bad guys to battle or people to talk to. What I really like with Puzzle Quest 2 is the variety of missions they integrated with the matching gem game but they kept the gem matching the game similar to Puzzle Quest 1. For example, to 'knock down a temple door' involves matching a # of door gems within a certain number of moves while putting out a fire involves matching a # of blue gems. Battling a bad guy involves a strategy of accumulating magna (ie. gem colors) where it will give you spells (more damage) type attacks. The objective being the same as Puzzle Quest 1 which is to defeat the bad guy/complete the quest to gain more spells which do more damage points to the enemy once you accumulate the gem colors required by matching them. The nice twist I've found with Puzzle Quest 2 is the different types of quests to complete and gem challenges. I didn't like the latest Puzzle Quest (Galactrix) where they changed the gem grid to oval versus the square drop down look of gem movement. I like Puzzle Quest 2 so far because it's like Puzzle Quest 1 except with new unique puzzles. I do wish they had put in an overhead map type button but so far I'm getting used to the 3d screen by screen movement and don't miss it enough to prevent me from buy the game. It's a great game to jump into for a few hours of addicting fun 4 or 5 nights of the week. For 800 credits and available on demand, it's worth the money I paid for the number of hours it's kept me occupied so far and will in the future. Once you get past missing the overhead map and if you like the same Puzzle Quest 1 gem matching game, Puzzle Quest 2 is really enjoyable. Puzzle Quest 1 was also a good deal for the 800 credits. The more I played it and understood the incredible depth and adventure involved (not just a simple gem matching game) the more I've liked the Puzzle Quest 1 and 2 games. Collapse
Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

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  1. Positive: 26 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. Feb 23, 2011
    72
    Puzzle Quest 2 has its problems, that much is for sure. Look past the problems, and you'll find a game that's still pretty darn addicting.
  2. As with the first Puzzle Quest, then, the concept is what's truly brilliant - the one-more-go aspect of spatial challenges threaded into the reward schedule of an RPG. While the middling implementation's been somewhat improved this time around, the result is still a game that's supremely effective rather than genuinely brilliant.
  3. 80
    Overall, Puzzle Quest 2 is a sharper title than the last two games in the franchise. With tons of quests, various ways to customize your characters, and an improved combat system, fans of the original Puzzle Quest are going to have their hands full with this sequel.