Originally Posted by dteowner
While luck certainly plays into the game more than the original, I'm not sure it's as dominant as the reviewer states. As you get more experienced and "see the board" better, you realize that push and pull make a huge difference. Taking full advantage of that, you can increase your chances of getting beneficial drops as well as decrease the AI's chances of doing the same.
At the moment, my biggest complaint is with the gate hacking—you lose far too much time watching matches clear out, particularly with cascades. I had a cascade take 10 seconds without getting any matches of the color I needed. That's a lot of time to lose, sitting and waiting for your chance to do something.