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GF Rating
7.1

706 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
5

Fair

All quests/battles are just matching 3 in a row.

posted by cmtgat (SAN JOSE, CA) Jan 24, 2010

Member since Jan 2010

I wouldn't count this as a RPG. It is just another classic-style matching game of 3 or more in a row. ALL battles and quests are held in the form of moving objects around on a grid to form 3 or more of the same objects in a row. It is slightly different in that you have "an opponent" (other than a clock timing out) that takes its turn moving objects around also getting 3 or more in a row.

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GF Rating
5

Fair

Bejewled with a storyline

posted by eclipse127 (COLORADO SPRINGS, CO) Dec 28, 2008

Member since Dec 2005

1 out of 2 gamers (50%) found this review helpful

Bejewled with a storyline... that's pretty much it

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GF Rating
1

Horrible

Absolutley terrible and mis-advertised game.

posted by SilverLion (PITTSBURGH, PA) Aug 18, 2008

Member since Aug 2005

1 out of 2 gamers (50%) found this review helpful

Let me save your time. What this review is going to basically say is that Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords, is one of the worst the DS has to offer.

Graphically, the game is barely passable for a GBA era game. Most everything is 2d, with one very badly rendered 3d map to move around on. The graphics are dark and kind of smudgy, and are bound to hurt your eyes after awhile. Very rarely you might get a single still image to illustrate the horrible story.

The audio department is the game's 2nd worst feature. All in all, there are about 4 different song you're going to hear through the game. The battles (Which you will do hundreds of) will play one of two songs. That's it. No more to unlock, nothing. You will eventually mute your DS.

There is no story. You're generic knight/wizard/druid in training. Now you must stop the evil! That's it. Moving on...

The Gameplay, lauded as a "unique blend of RPG and Puzzle elements" (HAH), is the game's worst fault. put simply, the game is Bejeweled. Played every time you need to do anything. At all. Unavoidable Random battle? Bejeweled. Story Battle? Bejeweled. Capture something? Bejeweled. Siege a city? Bejeweled. Make a weapon? Bejeweled.

There are no special rules to any of the rounds, no nothing. Standard horrible bejeweled. Played several hundred times until you either finish the game or quit.

Now as for the supposed "RPG elements", they are basically the ability to acquire/create mostly useless equipment which does very little for the most part. Once you gain the ability to make (Very early on), nothing the game will give you will be better. You may siege cities, which gives you 100g every blue moon, and capture things, which might learn you a useless skill. That's it for your "RPG Elements"

In closing, don't rent this game, please. Save your sanity. There are better puzzle games. There are better RPG's. Get one of those.

The only reason to even consider this game is if you live and wish to die, bejeweled.

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