Puzzle Quest 2 Review
- Publisher: NAMCO BANDAI Games
- Genre: Entertainment
- Released: 9 Dec, 2010
- Size: 587.9 MB
- Price: $1.99
- Deep gameplay mechanics; rewards careful patient playing.
- Detailed artwork and designs.
- Multiple game modes and characters to play with.
- Poor interface design for smaller iDevices.
- 'Dice rolls' can heavily swing against you; ruins the flow/pacing.
Puzzle Quest 2 doesn't build upon its predecessor so much as it distills the addictive elements from the first and adds deeper character based gameplay in to the mix.
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By now, just about every electronic device capable of doing so has been infected with a three-match game of one kind or another and it's not hard to understand why, because simply put 'it sells'. Puzzle Quest 2 by Infinite Interactive and published by Namco on the App Store takes the already insanely addictive formula of three-match and RPG mechanics from Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords and packages it in a new way that remains just as potent as ever.
After selecting one of four classes, players can dive in to the action as they learn the ropes from a series of quests in the village of Verloren before delving in to the caverns in search of a demon. Combat against enemies (or more precisely physical actions of all kinds) is played out via a three-match battle where gems matched are used to power defensive or offensive spells, direct attacks or even to power weapons wielded by their character. Synergy between the spells you've chosen is critical to surviving even earlier enemies in the game, but once you have a bead on what's useful you'll find that most battles barring a few will present a minimum of challenge.
However all isn't double-rainbows in the village of Verloren. The one consistent problem with playing Puzzle Quest on a smaller iDevice is the condensed screen that doesn't feel appropriate at all. Complex artwork, text and touch selections all suffer for this shrinking, but thankfully the core gameplay remains mostly unaffected so don't feel like you need to buy an iPad to enjoy this game.
Puzzle Quest 2 isn't merely as addictive as the first title, it's possibly even more engrossing thanks to its polished features. This is definitely a great pick up for iPad gamers and despite some issues it remains a great game on smaller iDevices as well.
DescriptionATTENTION: This game is not currently compatible with iOS 7.1 on the iPhone 4.
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Become a Sorcerer, Templar, Barbarian or Assassin and experience the ultimate Match-3 Puzzle-RPG! Featuring optimized touch controls, visual effects and graphics exclusively for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad and iPod touch 3rd Gen (32 GB and above)!
WHAT THE PRESS SAYS
** Pocket Gamer - Silver Award Winner!
** IGN: 8 of 10 – ‘Impressive’ ** Slide To Play: “…the best Match-3 game on the platform, bar none.”
** touchArcade: “…superior product in every imaginable way and a great game all on its lonesome.”
** IntoMobile: “…if you enjoy match-3 puzzle games, then you absolutely, positively need to get Puzzle Quest 2. It’s just that good.”
EPIC QUEST – OVER 40 HOURS OF ADVENTURE!
Escape to a fantasy world filled with amazing creatures, powerful magic, and challenging mini-games! Addicting Match-3 gameplay is blended seamlessly with immersive role-playing in this sequel to the award-winning Puzzle Quest! Jump right into the action and customize your character with any one of four classes, each with different skills and abilities. Gain experience, earn treasure, earn new spells and forge new equipment! Are you brave enough to reclaim the once peaceful village of Verloren from the evil clutches of the demon Gorgon?
-Simple but deep rewards and customization
-New mini-games to earn treasure and experience
-All new original story
-Five different game modes included: Tournament, Mini-games, Quest, Quick Battle, and Endurance / Survival
-Three difficulty levels – Easy, Normal, Hard
Battle head-to-head anywhere, against anyone, anytime! Play online via Game Center or via a Bluetooth or WiFi connection. Level-up your characters and put them to the ultimate test! Can you reach the top of the Game Center leaderboards?
NEW TOUCH CONTROLS EXCLUSIVE TO IPHONE, IPOD TOUCH AND IPAD
Play Match-3 puzzles like you have never experienced before. Cast spells, travel the world, interact with other characters, buy new weapons and armor and level up – all with the touch of your finger.
THE ULTIMATE CHARACTER PROGRESSION AND CUSTOMIZATION
Puzzle Quest 2 is designed to be easy to learn, but hard to master, making it great for players of all ages. Four different character classes: Sorcerer, Templar, Barbarian and Assassin - dramatically change as you learn new skills and abilities and gather new items, armor and weapons.
Purchase resources such as wood, leather, and metal to significantly upgrade your items.
Purchase Puzzle Quest 2 once and play it across all of your Apple devices!
APPLE’S GAME CENTER
We recommend that you update your device to the latest iOS version before playing. We also recommend that you close the game before downloading the update. To do so, double-tap the home button to display the recent apps bar. Press and hold the Namco application icon until a red minus appears, then tap the minus sign to close the application.
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