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Puzzle Quest 2 (Nintendo DS)

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Description

Puzzle Quest 2 is the third in the Puzzle Quest franchise, and the "2" in the title shows a return to the more fantasy-themed roots of the original game, rather than the science-fiction epic of Galactrix.

Story-wise, Puzzle Quest 2 is much like the original title in that players take control of a character, and traverse the game world to stop an evil force. Unlike the original title, which used a large overworld, Puzzle Quest 2 "zooms" in the action to a closer view and has the player meandering through smaller areas. The majority of the game then takes place in caves and underground rooms beneath a troubled town. Players choose from four character classes--Barbarian, Sorcerer, Assassin, Templar--and whether they want their character to be male or female.

Gameplay

As with the previous titles, the game is controlled by playing a Bejeweled-style puzzle game in order to progress through the various challenges in the game. The icons represent four styles of magic, defense, or attacks during battle sequences. Players solve elements of the puzzle by lining up the icons to build Mana to use magic attacks, to build defense, or to ready physical attacks.

Mini-games include puzzle elements to search rooms for hidden items, dig up loot in treasure chests, or unlock doors.

The game also features a 2-player head-to-head mode.

Screenshots

Puzzle Quest 2 Nintendo DS Title screen with main menu.
Puzzle Quest 2 Nintendo DS Character selection.

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The Press Says

NintendoWorldReport Jul 14, 2010 8.5 out of 10 85
IGN Sep 17, 2010 8.5 out of 10 85
Giant Bomb Jul 09, 2010 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GamingExcellence Feb 22, 2011 7.2 out of 10 72
Gamekult Jul 23, 2010 7 out of 10 70
Gamer.nl Jul 28, 2010 7 out of 10 70
GameZone Jul 10, 2010 6.5 out of 10 65
Gameblog.fr Jul 23, 2010 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
RPGFan Nov 18, 2010 58 out of 100 58
RPGamer 2010 2 out of 5 40

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ResidentHazard (3236) added Puzzle Quest 2 (Nintendo DS) on Dec 27, 2010
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