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Puzzle Quest: Challenge Of The Warlords

Released on 16 March 2007

Rating: 3+ (PEGI)

4.0 out of 5 (11 customer reviews) | Write a review

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Puzzle Quest: Challenge Of The Warlords is a brand new, genre-bending title that ups the ante on traditional puzzle games by incorporating strategy, role-playing elements and a persistent storyline.

Set in the Warlords universe, the game challenges players to save the land of Etheria from evil Lord Bane as gamers engage in battles fought by means of competitive, head-to-head "match-three" style puzzle games in one of three gameplay modes: Single-player, Instant Action or Multiplayer. Victory will advance a player's customisable hero, magical arsenal, creature companions and more - ultimately rewarding gamers at nearly every turn and deepening their immersion into the richly diverse world. The game's remarkable mix of classic puzzle gameplay and an abundant suite of characters, customisations, spells, companions, tameable monsters and more provides a fresh take on the puzzle genre that offers endless hours of replayability.

Designed specifically for handheld gaming systems, Puzzle Quest can be enjoyed in long or short doses, cultivating a casual but deeply satisfying and compelling gameplay experience.

Innovative Gameplay Style: Strategy and role-playing elements that function harmoniously in the puzzle gameboard setting offer a refreshing twist on classic puzzle gameplay, fostering an exceptional depth of investment and enjoyment.

Head-to-Head Gameplay Mechanism: Competitive, turn-based gameplay encourages you to plan, think and strategize against opponents instead of just react like most traditional puzzle games - game difficulty and progression are related to outsmarting your enemies as opposed to difficulty increasing solely through level progression.

    No Penalty For Losing: If you experience defeat, you are still awarded experience points as well as partial gold and then encouraged to try again - this allows constant progression and avoids any feelings that invested play time is wasted.

      Continuous Reward System: At every turn, you will acquire helpful companions, collect or cast powerful magic spells, gather informational "rumours," and obtain items like weapons, armour and money to advance your hero.

        Short or Long-term Play Sessions: Play in long or short doses since the depth of the game does not waver according to the length of a gameplay session - each battle ranges from 3-10 minutes.

          Create and Build a Hero: Choose from two male and two female avatars in each of the four character classes - Druid, Knight, Warrior and Wizard - to create, develop and customise your ultimate hero.

            Build Your Own Empire: Build an empire as you capture cities, build castles and gain a party of companions that will aid you in battle.

              Single-player: Battle against the computer AI as you embark on more than 150 challenging quests.

                Instant Action: Jump in and immediately play continuous battles to level up your character without participating in quests.

                  Multiplayer: Battle live opponents via wireless connectivity.

                  customer Reviews

                   Average rating (11 reviews)


                  | | See all LeFishy's reviews (2)

                  This is a brilliant game. Seriously I loved it... so why did I trade it in after owning it for a week? Luck. This game is far too heavily based on luck for someone like me who likes to be able to show of their skill when in a game.

                  Graphically it is very lacking and the sound effects don't help it out. But it's a puzzle game so I can let this slide.

                  Brilliant deep game but way to annoying for me.


                  | | See all Mitonski's reviews (7)

                  An excellent game! The role playing aspect means this is not just another puzzle game where you're matching gems over and over again, it really gives you something to go back to. Very addictive. Slightly frustrating later on where it's hard to progress the story when you're constantly battling random enemies but still a very good game and would thoroughly recommend.


                  | | See all markh117's reviews (14)

                  I got this game for my mom for christmas and so far ive played it way more than her.
                  i got this for her to bridge the gap between casual puzzle games and games with a plot and it seams to have worked.
                  At its heart its a very simple puzzle game but the added plot and leveling up of skills keep this feeling new and fresh. If your a fan of puzzle games then this is a must get game, or its a great gift (esp at this price) to get casual gamers into more deeper plot based games.
                  Me and my Mom both love this game

                   Great game at a reasonable price!

                  | | See all Alazar's reviews (7)

                  One of the better puzzlers out for the DS. It's Bejeweled mixed with RPG-elements, which might sounds really strange, but it works really well! Don't hesitate picking up this addicting title, especially at this low price!

                   A rare gem?

                  | | See all davidmce's reviews (1)

                  A great price for this game from Play.com and based on excellent reviews, I picked it up. It's basically Zoo Keeper type gameplay (coloured gems are swapped to create blocks of three or more) with an RPG type quest mode (use experience gained to improve your stats) to provide longevity. The overall experience should be fantastic (and for an hour or so, you'll think it is) with the kind of 'easy to play, hard to master' gameplay typical of great puzzle games. This is where things go wrong for me though; it's more like 'impossible to master', with the AI's knack for creating health sapping combos from absolutely nothing negating any skill the player may have shown. In a nutshell, the game quickly become a question of luck, and more often than not, it's the DS that has the last laugh.

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                  Rating3+ (PEGI)