This game is pretty good, I gave it a 9, however; it gets really boring after the first half hour. My step son found the whole game interesting, but I thought my brain was melting. I finished the game for the exclusive codes it gives you for the neopets website. If you don't use neopets already, this game is probably a pass.
Is it Reversi or Othello? Doesn't really matter. Neopets: Puzzle Adventure is about you playing one of those two games over and over again. In the story mode, you pick a cute character and go off on an adventure. Along the way, you'll have to beat the bad guys by beating them in Reversi - or is it Othello? Never mind. As the story progresses, you pick up Neopoints to improve your stats, and in turn earn more points by properly placing your tokens. You also pick up one cuddly fox creature and several items to help you beat the bad guys. The game puts some new twists and tricks into the game of Reversi ... Othello ... whatever. Special squares, blocked off areas, and different sized boards make each battle slightly different from the rest. This game can be real fun of you play it against a friend. But the first thing you get - the fox like creature - makes the game a little too easy. Use that fox the right way, and you will win no matter who the AI plays. Expert players will be turned off by the ease of this game. This will also dampen the fun of the multi player aspect of the game; whoever goes first will likely win the game. There are other problems with Neopets Puzzle Adventures; scanning through the area for the next location to go to is a jarring and annoying experience, people who don't like Reversi/Othello will find nothing to like about this game and the text only cut scenes can be a real bore. Still, Neopets Puzzle Adventures has some good ideas and it's very cute. RENT IT.
Neopets Puzzle Adventure is basically the same Othello game over and over again and once you figure out a good basic strategy it's not very challenging so things get boring quickly. There are a lot of different items to buy and use to improve your chances of winning the Othello rounds but the free petpet the game gives you is the most useful one and only one of the weapons is really worth pursuing so despite lots of choices none of them are very important. The game offers the chance to make special rare foods to help you but I never needed any because you know, Othello, pretty much the same every time so it never seemed worth the trial and error involved in figuring out the recipes. While I didn't enjoy the game I did enjoy the rare item codes. You get ten of them throughout the course of the adventure and neopets gives you bonus items for starting the game and finishing it. The only reason to play this game in my opinion is if you are a dedicated neopets player and want the item codes and since you can only get one set of codes per console this game is definitely a rent only game.