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GameTrailers (Jun 24, 2010)
Puzzle Quest 2 is a worthy sequel in every measure. It improves the look and feel of the original, successfully builds on its mechanics, and still feels different enough to provide a sense of novelty and newness. If you're looking for a satisfying way to pass the time, this quest is most certainly worth checking out.
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Gamervision (Jul 02, 2010)
Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords was one of the most addictive games of all time. Its blend of genres and stunning gameplay left lines scored in touch screens and tiles burnt into televisions. Now, the sequel has managed to improve upon the original in every way, even fixing the AI, which many believed "cheated" before. While it doesn't attempt to reinvent the gameplay in every way, the chances are numerous, and, as Galactrix proved, there's something to be said about staying true to your roots
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IGN (Sep 17, 2010)
Like the first game, Puzzle Quest 2 takes a simple casual affair and adds layers of depth you won't be able to resist. Even though the quest is long and your customization options seem to be limitless, it still works as a game you can pick up and play for short sessions. This is the Puzzle Quest you fell in love with, and the new dungeon exploration and usable items only sweeten the deal. If only all of life's problems could be solved by matching colored objects together.
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NintendoWorldReport (Jul 14, 2010)
Puzzle Quest 2 doesn't have the fresh, "gotta-try-it" feeling of the original title, but for those who enjoyed the ideas behind Puzzle Quest but weren't thrilled with the execution, this sequel is a no-brainer purchase. It feels like a breath of fresh air…relentlessly addictive fresh air.
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4Players.de (Jul 26, 2010)
Puzzle Quest ist noch immer der König unter den Knobelkämpfen! Nach einem halben Dutzend ähnlicher Spiele vom gleichen Entwickler beweist die Fortsetzung, dass das zur Kampfmechanik umfunktionierte Bejeweled einfach am besten funktioniert. Das Prinzip ist schnell erfasst und bietet eine enorme taktische Tiefe. Mehrere Variationen sorgen für Abwechslung und beim Sammeln von Geld und Erfahrungspunkten springt sofort der »Nur noch eine Runde!«-Reflex an - als Action-Rollenspiel mit einzigartigem Kampfsystem ist Puzzle Quest 2 kaum zu schlagen! Es gefällt mir aber ganz und gar nicht, dass sich bei allen Nachahmern desselben Entwicklers alles nur ums Knobeln und so wenig ums Rollenspiel dreht. Anstatt ein ungewöhnliches Fantasy-Abenteuer zu erleben, klappere ich deshalb einen Kampf nach dem nächsten ab - so spannend das auch heute noch ist, so austauschbar wirkt es inzwischen.
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RetroManiac (Aug, 2010)
Si probaste Puzzle Quest: Challenge Of The Warlords, Galactrix no colmó tus expectativas y te quedaste con ganas de más, no podemos más que recomendarte este Puzzle Quest 2. Mantiene las virtudes del original, pero las mejoras en el aspecto técnico y la inclusión de los desafíos y el ataque especial no hacen sino elevarlo a otro nivel, convirtiéndolo en uno de los mejores exponentes del género de los puzzles en la portátil de Nintendo.
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Joystiq (Jun 25, 2010)
When savored in this manner, Puzzle Quest 2 is exponentially more engaging than the original. Sure, there's still plenty of room for improvement -- but there's no doubt in my mind that the contents of my DSi's cartridge slot are now spoken for for the foreseeable future.
80
Even hardcore gamers admitted a weakness for the original Puzzle Quest. Thanks to the addition of even more RPG elements and a greater depth of strategic options, no one’s gonna lose any gaming cred by firing up Puzzle Quest 2. Simple, addictive and fun, with just enough complexity to keep things interesting, Puzzle Quest 2 is a “casual game” winner.
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Giant Bomb (Jul 09, 2010)
It's nice to see Infinite getting back to what made Puzzle Quest great in the first place. This sequel does a fine job of keeping and improving on the good parts while layering on the sort of character progression and strategy that makes you want to keep plowing ahead, long after the game would have otherwise gotten boring. I'd lean toward recommending the Xbox version because, well, I like achievements, and because it's half the price of the DS cart. But whether you want to play on the couch or on the go, Puzzle Quest 2 is a great way to wile away a few minutes, or a few hours.
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Everyeye.it (Jan 17, 2011)
Puzzle Quest 2 riesce a fare meglio del capitolo originale. L’ulteriore affinamento delle meccaniche e la riconferma di quanto di buono già visto, ci consegna un puzzle game assuefacente, impegnativo al punto giusto e generoso di soddisfazioni. Consigliatissimo agli amanti del genere e persino a chi si è già goduto il predecessore: dopo tutto di tempo, dall’ormai lontano 2007, ne è passato un bel po’.
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Digital Chumps (Jul 02, 2010)
Puzzle Quest 2 is a worthy sequel to the original title. Despite some parts of the game being more simplistic overall, the exploration of the catacombs is far more enthralling than the over world from Challenge of the Warlords. With a lengthier adventure, extra types of mini-games, and an improved layout, Puzzle Quest 2 still retains the flair of the original title. The DS version's touch screen controls are seamless but at half the price and with more features overall, the 360 version is the one to buy. Check it out if you enjoyed the first game, you like puzzle games or player customization, or if you're just looking for a great game for the price (360) or going on a lengthy trip and want something to play (DS).
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Gaming Nexus (Aug 04, 2010)
After two years of nothing but rocky seas, Puzzle Quest 2 manages to right the ship and correct the course. D3's newest Nintendo DS game is everything you could want in a sequel, from improved graphics to enhanced gameplay. Still, the freshness of the original is likely gone forever!
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Game Revolution (Jul 08, 2010)
Puzzle Quest 2 is helped more by the return to the classic Puzzle Quest puzzling than the classic Diablo dungeon crawling. The linear exploration, weapon and armor systems, mini-games, and graphics are all passable, but don’t shine nearly as bright as its addictive (and again, delicious) match-3 gameplay. The repetitive nature can wear on you if you play Puzzle Quest 2 for more than a few hours, but it’s still one of the best pick-up-and-play, zone-out-for-a-while titles the Nintendo DS has to offer.
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GameSpot (Jun 29, 2010)
It's appropriate, then, that the best-looking part of Puzzle Quest 2 is also its strongest element--the gem-matching puzzles themselves. With a simplified approach to its role-playing half, the puzzles are left to carry the game, and they do so with aplomb. Puzzle Quest 2 is a fun experience that'll keep your attention for the 15 or so hours it'll take to complete the game (without tackling its many side quests), and despite its RPG-lite approach this time around, it's a game that's easy to recommend.
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GamingExcellence (Feb 22, 2011)
Puzzle Quest 2 has its problems, that much is for sure. People that are expecting the exact same experience from the second game as the first was able to give them are probably going to be at least a little disappointed. But the game does harbor some fun puzzling RPG elements in it, and though they're not perfect, they are fun to play through. Look past the problems, and you'll find a game that's still pretty darn addicting.
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Gamekult (Jul 23, 2010)
Puzzle Quest revient pour le meilleur. Pas de supercherie cette fois-ci, Puzzle Quest 2 est bien une vraie suite qui retrouve le côté addictif de son ainé. Pas de gros bouleversements non plus, mais le gameplay est affiné, plus tourné vers l'action et les puzzles. L'introduction de nouvelles armes et de quelques variantes discrètes donne un vrai coup de fouet à ce mélange de RPG et puzzle game savamment orchestré. Bien sûr, l'effet de surprise s'est dissipé, quiconque a déjà pris en main le premier épisode retrouvera instantanément ses marques et une certaine routine, mais après des spin-offs en demi-teinte tels que Puzzle Chronicles, le succès inattendu de l'année 2008 côté jeu de réflexion s'offre un joli retour en grâce.
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Gamereactor (Sweden) (Jul 29, 2010)
Om man har överseende med de återkommande laggproblemen i Puzzle Quest 2 och att musiken är så otroligt enformig, är spelet ett bra köp för den pusselsugne. Visst har Puzzle Quest 2 ganska enkel grafik, men å andra sidan är spelet förbluffande långt om du tar dig tiden att göra allt som göras kan vilket gör att du faktiskt får en hel del för pengarna. Mest ekonomiskt är det nog att köpa Xbox 360-versionen framför Nintendo DS-versionen, men i ärlighetens namn gör sig Puzzle Quest 2 bra - oavsett om du spelar på en TV eller en liten skärm.
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Gamer.nl (Jul 28, 2010)
Al met al is Puzzle Quest 2 op veel fronten een verbetering ten opzichte van de eerste Puzzle Quest, maar het heeft nog niet de perfecte balans en het natuurlijke spelverloop van Clash of Heroes. Het verhaal weet niet echt te boeien, al is het gelukkig wat minder langdradig dan in het origineel. Ook is Puzzle Quest nog steeds een echte timesink, je bent er al snel heel wat meer tijd aan kwijt dan je zou willen. Dit is vooral een probleem met de Xbox Live Arcade-versie, want thuis op de bank heb je toch het gevoel je tijd nuttig te willen besteden, en Puzzle Quest vreet wel veel van je tijd, maar geeft daar weinig voldoening voor terug. Tijdens een lange treinreis wil je juist dat de tijd ongemerkt wegtikt en in dat opzicht is de DS-versie ideaal.
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GameZone (Jul 10, 2010)
Simplicity seems to be the new direction of the series. Veterans can say goodbye to the deepest features from the original game, including city-sieges, building citadels, capturing monsters, and researching spells. Filling the void is a vapid story and a stream of battles that require marginal skill and yield tons of loot. With the addition of weapons and improved A.I., the puzzle-based combat has more potential than ever, but Puzzle Quest 2 lacks the challenge and depth that made the original so memorable.
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Gameblog.fr (Jul 23, 2010)
Puzzle Quest 2 change beaucoup d'éléments par rapport à l'original. Malheureusement, si de brillantes idées permettent de varier les plaisirs et que le principe de base reste hautement addictif, l'ensemble manque de narration, de raffinement visuel, et surtout de cet aspect "conquête" si moteur dans l'original. Du coup, paradoxalement, ce changement de perspective censé rendre l'aventure plus intimiste et le héros du joueur plus personnifié rend l'ensemble moins captivant sur de longues sessions — mais il reste très efficace en étant joué pas petites touches, et vous durera ainsi très longtemps !
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RPGFan (Nov 18, 2010)
D3 struck gold once, which is fantastic. Aside from the titans of the gaming industry, many developers have trouble creating a truly innovative title that's also good, old-fashioned fun. That was Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords. However, after two major mistakes with what's essentially the same design, one has to wonder if they should throw in the towel on this franchise. No matter the class, variety in gameplay quickly boils down to formulaic exploitation of broken design. The lack of genuine difficulty leaves the game flavorless, and the omission of something even mildly resembling the city of the first game boggles the mind. For the Bejeweled addicts, this game may be time well spent, but for the rest of us, this game should be quarantined and left to die.
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RPGamer (2010)
Most RPGs are meant to be played steadily, but Puzzle Quest 2 is most assuredly not the sort of game to be played at length. In short bursts separated from each other by lengthy periods spent doing something else, the mechanics remain entertaining. If someone tries to play Puzzle Quest 2 in a marathon session, the sense of déjà vu will increase, with each room and fight blending into an indistinguishable lump of tedium. Since the game has nothing but combat to offer, this is not a recipe for happy gaming.