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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 3:24 pm Post subject: Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords Review Reply with quote

Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords Review by Mark
DS Review: The best puzzle game since Tetris.
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Yeah nice. I'm going to get with on Live marketplace when it comes out. Looks like a great little game.
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A PC demo can be found here for anyone curious.

Easily the most enjoyable DS game just behind Tetris DS, in my opinion.
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Sweet review, i've been really looking forward to this game, but dvdcrave have had it on backorder for MONTHS!Not weeks, months, apparently their are some major supply issues, shame aus can't even get it's hands on a game born here.
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Puzzle Quest gets my vote - despite not being much of a gamer, my wife played this for an hour or two a day for nearly two months. It's good to see this getting a local release, as the original US batch sold out incredibly fast (probably largely due to Penny Arcade).

A really nice aspect of the game is that, while it can get pretty difficult, you don't lose anything from dying in battle, which makes it much less intimidating.
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Sweet review, i've been really looking forward to this game, but dvdcrave have had it on backorder for MONTHS!Not weeks, months, apparently their are some major supply issues, shame aus can't even get it's hands on a game born here.


I saw it the other day in store.
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^oh really?

Oh ok then.Well, the us version, of which dvdcrave only have listed, is still out of stock and on backorder status.
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any recommendations as to which is better between the psp or ds version? is it exactly the same game or does one have more options?
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^oh really?

Oh ok then.Well, the us version, of which dvdcrave only have listed, is still out of stock and on backorder status.


Great review Mark.

I think play-asia has a few copies too if DVDcrave have run out.

I have the PSP and DS version - and its a sweet game. I met the developers recently and ended up winning a copy of the game.

For my report on the night plus a summary of Steve Fawkner's presentation check out the following link, (near the bottom of the page). Jibbs you've already read it. icon_wink.gif

http://palgn.com.au/viewtopic.php?t=17429&highlight=
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Mark wrote:
Easily the most enjoyable DS game just behind Tetris DS, in my opinion.


That's a rather big call icon_smile.gif You mean most enjoyable puzzle DS games right icon_biggrin.gif You can't go past Ouendan!!! icon_lol.gif
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any recommendations as to which is better between the psp or ds version? is it exactly the same game or does one have more options?


I think Kokatu did a feature on this. I think the PSP pipped the DS from memory as the best verison.
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I have some interest in this game, I've yet to see it on the shelves but i havent been looking out for this game so its possible that i've skipped it each time.

that and i'm more wanting the second chapter to phoenix wright T_T
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any recommendations as to which is better between the psp or ds version? is it exactly the same game or does one have more options?


Hey nihil,

See my link in the post above for more info on both versions. I've put twenty hours into both versions and there are very minor differences.

In a nutshell I would lean towards the PSP version.

The PSP has great graphics in comparison to the DS, more and better quality music, unlimited save slots for your characters, however has a nasty bug where the companions that follow you in the game special abilities don't actually work. However - so far it just makes the game a tiny bit more challenging.

Content wise they are exactly the same.

In conclusion I would get the version your girlfriend would most likely play - the DS is less geeky than the PSP to her so after watching me play for a while, she 'had to have a go'.
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Puzzle Quest gets my vote - despite not being much of a gamer, my wife played this for an hour or two a day for nearly two months. It's good to see this getting a local release, as the original US batch sold out incredibly fast (probably largely due to Penny Arcade).

A really nice aspect of the game is that, while it can get pretty difficult, you don't lose anything from dying in battle, which makes it much less intimidating.


Hey slasherD - seems like you and I are in a similar situation, your wife and my girlfriend just can't stop playing it.

She puts in an hour or two every night now she's maxed out at level fifty, but the last boss has double her hit points and doesn't let up.

The beauty of this game is that you can play a game for 5-10 minutes but the leveling up aspect and storyline also caters for much longer play sessions.
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any recommendations as to which is better between the psp or ds version? is it exactly the same game or does one have more options?

Me and my brother have a PSP and DS respectively, and the game on both, and from my experience its extremely similar on both. It really comes down to the cost of each version, and of course if you enjoy playing stuff on the PSP's larger screen. The interface is a tiny bit better on the PSP imo, but ultimately its one of the first games with a direct port for the PSP and the DS.
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nihilcreative wrote:
any recommendations as to which is better between the psp or ds version? is it exactly the same game or does one have more options?


PSP = Prettier and better sounding, but has many more bugs than the DS version including the companion bug mentioned earlier and a crash bug in the skills list. There are also occasional loads in battles and other areas.

DS = Much less pretty and sound is rather average, but it's not going to bother most people too much. The stylus for DS is far superior IMO, it's so much easier to play a quick game like the timed ones as you dont need to navigate to the gems you want to swap and it feels alot better. It's also more stable, not rock solid apparently, but I've never had it crash. The DS version also has the advantage of never needing to load (or more acurately the load times are insignificant) so you dont get interuptions to your game.

Personally I prefer the DS version because of the stylus, less bugs and no loads, but if you are a graphics nut or audiophile the PSP would probably be a better fit.
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I met the developers recently and ended up winning a copy of the game.


Ah, Dissecta. Was good for both of us. Still can't put the DS version I got off Fawkner down!

Definetly a good buy, I'd say that.
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arbok wrote:
I met the developers recently and ended up winning a copy of the game.


Ah, Dissecta. Was good for both of us. Still can't put the DS version I got off Fawkner down!

Definetly a good buy, I'd say that.


Cool! - nice to see someone who went to that in these forums!

Who knows I might have sat next to you! I was sitting at the back and I remember two other guys at the back winning a copy. I ended up getting the last PSP copy.
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Sweet review, i've been really looking forward to this game, but dvdcrave have had it on backorder for MONTHS!Not weeks, months, apparently their are some major supply issues, shame aus can't even get it's hands on a game born here.


I picked it up from them via their mail order site a few weeks ago. I don't think they get many in at a time so the best thing to do is to order now that way when it comes in your order will be filled first.
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Me and my girlfriend bought our copies off ebay a couple of months ago. Its so embarrassing, I can't beat her, even when my character is a higher level.. lol
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Mark wrote:
Easily the most enjoyable DS game just behind Tetris DS, in my opinion.


That's a rather big call icon_smile.gif You mean most enjoyable puzzle DS games right icon_biggrin.gif You can't go past Ouendan!!! icon_lol.gif


Even better than Meteos?
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This game is fantastic... I've played pretty much nothing else since I got a copy. Everyone I've shown it to is hooked... Even though the game could be more polished it's definately a must have title for the DS
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Me and my girlfriend bought our copies off ebay a couple of months ago. Its so embarrassing, I can't beat her, even when my character is a higher level.. lol


My wife has beat me at every DS puzzler ever made (except meteos) Not sure how she does it but she demolishes everyone she plays in Tetris...

My second copy just arrived... so I'm sure I've got some puzzle quest poundings coming.
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Why?!?! Why do you tourture me with these positive reviews. I'm trying to go overseas and save. But will all these killer games, I just can't win.

....Maybe, I can fake my own death and get some money. Anyone willing to help it would be awesome

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