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Zut alors, Puzzle Bobble VS avait tout pour plaire (un design mignon comme tout et un principe qui a fait ses preuves) mais la durée de vie du soft de Taito étant bien trop faible, la partie technique en deçà de ce qu'on pouvait attendre et le mode multijoueur n'emballant guère, vous pousserez un gros bâillement en passant devant le rayon de votre revendeur préféré où le titre trônera magistralement.
Es mag kein rechtes Puzzle-Fieber aufkommen, da ihr einfach nicht besonders schnell sein müsst. Zu allem Überfluß sind einige der Kugeln so gut wie nicht zu unterscheiden, so dass ihr schon sehr genau hinschauen müsst, um richtig zu treffen. Auf Dauer tut das natürlich auch den Augen nicht gut. Zusammenfassend müssen wir euch von einem Kauf abraten und vor allem alte Fans der Serie könnten ziemlich herbe enttäuscht werden.
Gamers can argue about the titles that critics and their friends say they should buy, but is there ever an argument when it comes to the titles that you should stay away from? Advice like this is given for a reason, and it's something I have not had to say about any other N-Gage title. Puzzle Bobble VS is not super-fun, it's super-boring. Soporific, if you will. It's not even a little fun in the beginning. And if you stick it out, guess what? It doesn't get any better.
It's a shame that Puzzle Bobble VS turned out the way it did, because it would have been a great addition to the N-Gage library if it had resembled the popular arcade version. In the end, we can't bring ourselves to even recommend it as a rental; it's much too frustrating (and eye-straining) to subject others to its blur of near identical bubbles, and snore-inducing pace. Stay away, for your optometrist's sake.
The N-Gage needs Puzzle Bobble VS as a launch title about as much as anyone needs to play it. The game itself has little that gamers can't find elsewhere, with far less trouble per bubble. Even if it does offer decent multiplayer, that would require gamers to find three friends who all have 20/20 vision and unlimited patience. Much luck with that.
Unfortunately the gameplay is Puzzle Bobble has slowed to a crawl. The arrow that shoots out the balls and the speed of the balls reaching the top of the screen is painfully slow. At times it can take up to three seconds for a ball to reach the top of the screen. This is a stark contrast to the almost instantaneous shooting seen in most versions of the game. The music doesn't help the game either. Each mode offers the same classic Puzzle Bubble song - but with the first 10 seconds of it looped. After hearing whole soundtracks in Tony Hawk on N-Gage there's absolutely no reason for this title not to include various, whole tunes. Puzzle Bobble Vs. may be the weakest version yet. It does offer the same action - just slowed down in half and matched with looped music.
There really isn't much to say about Puzzle Bobble VS other than that it is a complete and utter mess. Puzzle Bobble seems to be one of those games that would be incredibly difficult to mess up, but the N-Gage version of the game proves that even the simplest and most street-tested gameplay concept can be ruined by a few key oversights. These oversights make Puzzle Bobble VS an awful product that isn't worth your time or money.