Puzzle Quest: Galactrix - Preview @ Worthplaying
Worthplaying posts their impressions of D3's and Infinitive Interactive's soon to be released entry in the Puzzle Quest universe, Galactrix:
Much like the original, Galactrix mashes up RPG elements with a puzzle game center, resulting in a title that can appeal to both hardcore and casual players. You start off by creating a character and then heading out into the futuristic sci-fi world to collect missions, fight off pirates and conquer the galaxy.
Unlike the Bejeweled-inspired game board of the original, Galactrix mixes things up by using a board that can shift in any direction. How the puzzle pieces fall isn't determined by gravity, but rather by how you clear the current set.... It's a simple tweak, but one that completely changes the matching mechanic...
The world map in Galactrix is quite large, with more than 70 different leapgate locations to explore. Each leapgate connects to a star system with a handful of worlds and asteroids. In short, it's going to take a good deal of time to master the world of Galactrix...
One big change we noticed from the original is the elimination of random encounters. After playing for a few hours, we fought a number of foes, but they all seemed to be found at specific points in the story or guarding various star systems. We never ran into an enemy while out on an exploration jaunt, which is definitely a plus.
Information aboutPuzzle Quest: Galactrix
SP/MP: Single + MP