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Es ist enorm, welche riesige Staubwolke ein so scheinbar kleines Spiel aufwirbeln kann! Puzzle Quest wurde aus der Not heraus geboren - schlug aber ein wie der Sprengkopf einer dicken Blockbuster-Bombe. In dem Krater, den es hinterlässt, werden sich mit Sicherheit nicht nur Nachkommen niederlassen, sondern auch etliche Nachahmer. Doch wieso? Genau genommen ist es weder innovativ noch reizt es seine Rollenspielaspekte voll aus. Das muss es aber nicht, denn seine wahre Stärke liegt in dem auf den ersten Blick banalen, beim zweiten Hinsehen enorm tiefgründigen Kampfsystem. Mit allem, was dazu gehört, denn der Zitadellen-Bau, das Erobern von Städten, das Einfangen von Monstern oder Reittieren und nicht zuletzt das Schmieden besonders starker Waffen haben direkt mit dem Kampf zu tun. Das komplette Spiel wirkt wie aus einem Guss - ein Guss, in dem alles greifbar scheint und trotzdem stets eine Herausforderung stellt.
If you're one of those gamers who didn't pick the game up on one of the two portable systems earlier in the year, then this Xbox Live Arcade version is a must-buy. And I'll be honest with you, even if you do already own the game on the DS or the PSP, this still may be worth it for the achievement points and online multiplayer. Either way, this is easily one of the best puzzle games of all time, and (at least for the time being) my favorite game of the year.
Throw in a nice selection of Achievements for you Gamerscore junkies, and you have a nice little package, very attractive for the price. Alternatively, you can take a look at the portable versions on both PSP and DS, or the console versions on the Wii and the PS2. Definitely worth a look for all.
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Without a doubt, Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords is the deepest and most enjoyable game on Xbox LIVE Arcade. With so many tasks to accomplish, and the strategically-genius designed Battle Grid, players can’t help but get hooked on the addictive gameplay.
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While 1200 points seems like a hefty price for an Xbox Live Arcade release, this is actually the cheapest version (PC, DS, PSP) of Puzzle Quest: CotW in existence. The single player campaign is challenging, interesting, and provides a bevy of choices to modify your playstyle. While the multiplayer doesn’t offer a huge amount of replay value, it does offer an occasional breath of life when you revisit this title from time to time. If you are a fan of classic role playing games and puzzles, you shouldn’t have any second thoughts about snatching up Puzzle Quest: CotW. It’s the deepest arcade title currently on Xbox Live and will surely offer hours upon hours of entertainment for all that purchase it.
Puzzle Quest may very well be one of the best games on Xbox Live arcade. It is both highly accessible and truly addictive. Leveling up your character is rewarding, and the story, while somewhat thin, poses just enough motivation to continue on. But the real draw is the character development. Getting stronger through combat or by getting a new weapon is just a lot of fun, and taking your leveled character online can often be a blast. If you like puzzle games, then you should definitely check out Puzzle Quest. It is a puzzle game with a purpose, and that small detail helps make it one of the best of the genre.
Spruced up from the PSP and offered for 10 quid, it's probably the best release on Microsoft's clever little service all year. Buy it, and wish you had thought of it first. And wish for another one where they come up with even more brilliant ideas.
The appeal of Puzzle Quest for fans of either RPGs or puzzle games is quite obvious, but what's most remarkable about Puzzle Quest is how a simple change of context turns some tired genre conventions into something suitable for just about anyone, regardless of your interest in the components. Despite coming out on XBLA a good half a year after the original DS and PSP releases, Puzzle Quest still feels incredibly fresh and vital, and the changes made in between make it even easier to recommend.
While I really enjoyed Puzzle Quest the first time around, I’m enjoying it even more on the Xbox 360! If you haven’t given it a try yet, I highly suggest you do. As I mentioned before, the game is absolutely perfect for both hardcore and casual gamers, so everyone should at least download the demo from Live and give it a whirl.
Puzzle Quest : Challenge of the Warlords est un très bon jeu, un des rares représentants de son genre. Complet, long, et proposant un système de jeu accrocheur pour peu que vous aimiez les jeux de rôle originaux. Et si vous êtes amateur de puzzles, bah vous aimerez aussi.