Puzzle Quest 2 Reviews (Xbox 360)
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Gaming Target (Jul 23, 2010)
Puzzle Quest 2 lives up to fans' high expectations and delivers a fun and lovingly addictive evolution of our favorite gem-matching RPG. The only downside is the inevitable economic crash caused by everyone abandoning their jobs to sit glued in front of their consoles in frenzied, non-stop gem-matching benders. Damn those Aussies!
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.
ZTGameDomain (Jan 25, 2011)
As a whole, to any fan of RPGs, as well as puzzle games, I have to recommend you purchase this game. It is fun, addictive and will take you hours and hours to finish. I know there are some people that will be playing this game for the rest of the summer, and they have a very good reason to be. They have taken the almost perfected formula of the first game and made it better, while inviting in new players to experience one of the best puzzle games I have ever played. I hope you all have some space cleared this summer, because one you jump in, it’s really hard to back out.
Extreme Gamer (Jul 19, 2010)
'Puzzle Quest 2' is a true sequel that improves on the original while keeping all the aspects that made the original a hit. 1200 MS points is a small price to play for a game that will virtually last forever. I am still playing the original ‘Puzzle Quest’ years later, which is a testament to the quality and addictive nature of this extraordinary mash-up. If you like gem-styled matching games and want something more out of your average match-up, 'Puzzle Quest 2' is a safe bet.
Gamer Limit (Jul 07, 2010)
At the end of the day, it all comes down to this: is the game still fun, especially for those who had their fill of the original? There’s no doubt that this is a better overall game, and it’s going to provide enough new puzzle styles and beneficial changes to draw in people who are already Puzzle Quest fans. It’s easily the most fun I’ve ever had with a puzzle game (yes, that includes Tetris). However, this still isn’t your game if you were born hating match-3 games, or you’ve been aging your hatred long enough to put it amongst the finest reserve wines. And for anyone who simply hasn’t tried Puzzle Quest or match-3 games, I only have one thing to say.
Gamervision (Jul 06, 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
Worth Playing (Jul 07, 2010)
Hiccups aside, Puzzle Quest 2 is a fine sequel that is sure to please fans of the original as well as draw in plenty of new players. It doesn't reinvent the wheel, but it doesn't really have to. Combine the solid gameplay with a budget-minded retail price of 1200 Microsoft points ($15), and you have a game that's difficult to pass up.
IGN (Sep 07, 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.
Softpedia (Aug 20, 2010)
All in all, it is easy to recommend this excellent game, bringing the series back to the level of quality of the original, after a few lackluster releases. It is fun, it is addictive and it is quite cheap, at least on the Xbox 360 and the PC. It also does another great thing: it manages to bring together the casual and hardcore audiences. This is a title that can be enjoyed by everyone and it teaches basic concepts of role playing to non-gamers, easing in the eventual crossover to more complex experiences.
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.
Gaming Nexus (Aug 04, 2010)
Puzzle Quest 2 is a great game, make no mistake about it. But the spark I had for the original is likely gone forever. It may not be the revolution of the 2007 release, but D3's newest Xbox Live Arcade game is definitely worth playing through. There's more than enough content for you to get your money's worth, even if you are burned out from the first game.
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).
The Escapist (Jul 13, 2010)
If you drained every last drop of fun out of the first Puzzle Quest, you may not find enough here to evade an overwhelming feeling of deja vu, but if you never caught the bug the first time around, definitely give this a shot. Yes, it's an absurd premise. Yes, the RPG elements are very shallow. Try it anyway. Just don't be surprised when you notice the sun coming up.
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.
Destructoid (Jul 01, 2010)
Puzzle Quest 2 isn’t going to set the gaming world on fire with its inventiveness, and that’s particularly obvious bearing in mind that Infinite Interactive released such a similar game three years ago. For most, that won’t matter, and it shouldn’t. Puzzle Quest 2 is as fun as the original, and offers enough new content for old hands that they should want to revisit the series. Fair warning, though -- while killing that rat swarm is of the utmost importance, remember: you have people who love you and don’t forget to bathe.
Atomic Gamer (Jul 07, 2010)
Rather than a wholesale re-imagining of the franchise, offers the next evolutionary step in gameplay. It continues the original's fantasy style mechanics, in an amped-up, slimmed-down, better-looking version that adds a new camera view as well as new quests, spells and weapons. A game that can just as easily be played all day or for only an hour, is a solid, if somewhat safe addition to the franchise.
Gamer.no (Jul 19, 2010)
Puzzle Quest 2 har kutta vekk alt fettet, og det som står igjen er en artig lekekamerat som alltid er parat til å underholde. Utvikleren gir oss en dans av god spillutvikling og viser en stor teft for å forstå hva som funker. Det er mye dette spillet ikke er, men en ting er helt sikkert – Puzzle Quest 2 er veldig veldig gøy.
Level 7 (Jul 13, 2010)
Jag har svårt att sluta spela Puzzle Quest 2. "Bara en liten stund till" blir ett vanligt argument och även om det är pusslandet som lockar långt mer än rollspelandet så är det ändå kombinationen som blir den fullträff som Puzzle Quest 2 är. En bättre anledning att testa pusselrollspelsgenren finns inte.
GameSpot (Jul 02, 2010)
It's appropriate, then, that the best-looking part of Puzzle Quest 2 is also its strongest element--the gem-matching puzzles themselves. Because of the simplified approach to the 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 keeps your attention for the 15 or so hours it takes 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.
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.
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.
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.
Eurogamer.net (UK) (Jun 30, 2010)
As with the first Puzzle Quest, then, the concept is what's truly brilliant - the one-more-go aspect of spatial challenges threaded into the reward schedule of an RPG. While the middling implementation's been somewhat improved this time around, the result is still a game that's supremely effective rather than genuinely brilliant. Its fantasy is largely bland, its puzzle mechanics tend towards the flavourless, and yet it remains frighteningly talented when it comes to targeting your compulsions. I still don't love Puzzle Quest - not yet, at least - but I'm not quite ready to stop playing it either. I've seen the future, and it's still magnolia.
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 !
411mania.com (Jul 05, 2010)
For Puzzle Quest fans that got scared away by Galatix, you can finally return to the series. The game has the original puzzle style, with new gems and attacks to use. The new dungeon exploration is fun as well, and offers quite a bit of rooms with various side-quests to pick up. There’re also tons of puzzles here, from battles to looting to opening doors and more, which could be good or bad depending on how many puzzles you want. Overall, Infinite Interactive has done a good job bringing the series back to what made the original such a hit.