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Puzzle Quest: Challenge Of The Warlords
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.