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March 19th, 2010, 19:15
Omega sends over this new preview of Puzzle Quest 2 from 1Up:
For the actual "puzzle" parts of PQ2, there are a few significant changes. Basically, it's the same match-three setup, with skulls used for attacking your opponents when three or more of those match. But this time, the purple gems are regular magic-giving orbs now, and don't contain experience points -- XP is now naturally earned after winning battles. A variety of supporting spells return, and to help those along is a new purpose for weapons and armor: abilities. By matching and clearing action point gems (shaped like gauntlets), you raise points that correspond to abilities offered by equipment -- which admittedly do very similar things as spells do (like instantly attacking opponents, or buffing you from receiving too much harm), but provide a nice "reserve" of added help should you need it. Loot is also in abundance, which can be sold to earn money for new equipment, or to upgrade existing gear.
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March 19th, 2010, 19:15
Looking at the screenshots, everything looks a bit more "mature" to me. Gone is the manga-like look, it seems to me.
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March 19th, 2010, 23:53
I still play PQ1 when I just want to play something for a few minutes. My daughter, who rarely plays games has finished it 4 times. I think this might just get on my buy list!!
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March 20th, 2010, 01:59
I started playing Puzzle Quest 1 on my iPhone again and it's great! It's one of the few games with a story mode that you actually don't mind playing through again abd again (at least me). I have it on Xbox 360 too, but I feel it fits better on mobile as a pick up game!
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March 20th, 2010, 22:40
sounds like they expanded a bit on using gem puzzles, for instance to bash down doors. Regular dungeon crawls part of the experience now? Sounds good!

Originally discounted it because I dont particularly care for match-gem games, but in time it turned into one of the most addictive games I'd ever played!
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March 22nd, 2010, 15:11
Sounds a bit like a step back without an overland map. I know it's basically the same thing with different backgrounds, but I kind of feel better on an open map
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