• Publisher: GungHo
  • Release Date: Jan 14, 2020
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  • Summary: Puzzle & Dragons GOLD is a competitive puzzle action game featuring classic Puzzle & Dragons game play. Line up three or more Orbs of the same color and your monsters will attack your opponent's team. Use your monster's skills to boost your attacks and defensive strength! Form your ownPuzzle & Dragons GOLD is a competitive puzzle action game featuring classic Puzzle & Dragons game play. Line up three or more Orbs of the same color and your monsters will attack your opponent's team. Use your monster's skills to boost your attacks and defensive strength! Form your own unique team and defeat your rivals. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 6
  2. Negative: 3 out of 6
  1. Jan 21, 2020
    72
    With some great games in the series' past, Puzzle & Dragons Gold is disappointingly stripped down yet it still offers an exciting combat dynamic, especially for those who prefer to flex their skills online.
  2. 55
    As someone with a casual interest in the Puzzle and Dragons series, I’ll probably re-roll the 3DS version of Z if I want to get a fix of it. It’s neat that they brought the core game to the Switch, but I doubt anyone who’s put an extensive amount of time (or, Naga forbid, money) into the mobile version won’t have an incentive to make the jump. This is likely why my online requests keep timing out: there’s not really a market here. And that’s sad.
  3. Feb 12, 2020
    50
    Maybe if the game had collaboration monsters or some sort of monster leveling system I could care just a little more.
  4. Jan 22, 2020
    30
    When one takes a step back to look at all that Puzzle & Dragons Gold has to offer, it’s rather difficult to say exactly who it’s for. Longtime fans of the series will no doubt decry the laundry list of cutbacks that the core gameplay suffers from, while newcomers will be paying cash to get a massive misrepresentation of what the series is actually all about. Sure, multiplayer proves to be mildly amusing for a time, but it lacks the kind of depth or longevity that previous releases in the series have had in spades, and the less said about the single-player content, the better. Puzzle & Dragons Gold feels in many ways like a free demo of a much better game that you could potentially buy, except no such game exists because this is it. Don’t waste your time or money on this poor approximation; go download Puzzle & Dragons for free on your phone for a much more enjoyable experience and save your money for much more worthwhile releases for the Switch.
  5. Edge Magazine
    Feb 27, 2020
    30
    There are just 20 team leaders in the game; the 500 subs available from the gacha can only bring so much variety, and pale in comparison to the almost 6,000 available in Puzzle & Dragons itself. We've been playing that game for seven years, and it still finds new ways to excite us. That this barren, boring work should share its name is an outrage. [Issue#343, p.122]
  6. Apr 30, 2020
    30
    While I enjoy a good matching title, Puzzle & Dragons GOLD makes too many missteps, and I can’t recommend this version over the more robust, more entertaining mobile iteration.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 3 out of 6
  1. Jan 14, 2020
    8
    if you are looking for a single player experience, this game isnt for you. go play PAD X instead of this or Z if you want a PAD rpg likeif you are looking for a single player experience, this game isnt for you. go play PAD X instead of this or Z if you want a PAD rpg like Pokemon.

    the story mode is extremely short (i completed the 3 paths in just about an hour) but is crucial to unlock leaders.
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  2. Jan 15, 2020
    6
    Bad singleplayer experience, no adventure mode, no dungeons, only few tournaments :-(. It's a completely different game than it was on 3DS.Bad singleplayer experience, no adventure mode, no dungeons, only few tournaments :-(. It's a completely different game than it was on 3DS. Overpowered teams from beginning, no need to grind, lack of good tutorial for beginners. Unfortunately, a big disappointment. Expand
  3. Jan 15, 2020
    5
    Single player can be beat in an hour, and the story focuses on characters I don't know but the game clearly expects you to recognize. Was thisSingle player can be beat in an hour, and the story focuses on characters I don't know but the game clearly expects you to recognize. Was this an anime tie in, or perhaps a sequel to a game that never made it to English?

    Either way, this is intended to be a faster paced online competitive game. This means this is not a good game to travel with, since you'll need constant internet access. Furthermore, the switch is just too large to comfortably hold in one hand while the other uses a stylus.
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  4. Jan 15, 2020
    3
    Shortest single player game I’ve played. Take a long time for matching in multiplayer. No need grinding be like a god from first flight.Shortest single player game I’ve played. Take a long time for matching in multiplayer. No need grinding be like a god from first flight. Totally disappointment. Expand
  5. Jan 19, 2020
    2
    Really poor story mode, the battle system is horrible, you can't evolve your monsters, you can't boost your skills levels, you can't doReally poor story mode, the battle system is horrible, you can't evolve your monsters, you can't boost your skills levels, you can't do anything like the mobile/3ds games it's essentially a pvp puzzle game with extremely limited content. One and only one quality : 3d models are perfect.

    PXD on mobile and 3DS are so much better; and yes it's playable in handeld mode only, but that's logic
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  6. Aug 12, 2020
    1
    This game is probably the worst thing I have downloaded on my switch. After playing Z on 3DS I was excited to see a new game for switch Z hadThis game is probably the worst thing I have downloaded on my switch. After playing Z on 3DS I was excited to see a new game for switch Z had a grate story and had monster collecting training and evolution. This game has none of this. For the story you get a SET party that can not be changed they have a gatcha like the mobile game to get new dragons that you really can't use except for practice because none is playing this online. The dragons you do get are already at max no training but you can awaken them by battling with them but remember how no on is playing online. Now let's talk story... there is none.. not really anyways. You have 2 technically 3 story's, in each story except the last one you fight all of 4 times and then it's over. It's like they didn't even try for this one. If I could get a refund I would because I regret ever buying this and I won't be buying anymore from gungho unless they address the problems with this game and promise not to repeat it. Expand