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Puzzle Quest: Galactrix - Released for PC, Review @ Wired.com

by Magerette, 2009-02-24 17:54:16

Inifinitive Interactive's space themed sequel to their multi-platform title Puzzle Quest, Galactrix, sees the light of day today in North and South America and via Gamersgate, according to Blues News.

Puzzle Quest Galactrix is now available via digital distribution on Gamersgate, offering its "signature Match-3, turn based battles in an insanely addictive and masterful hybrid of RPG and Puzzle genres." The game is also now available in North and South American retail stores for Windows and DS, and probably at other digital distributors, if not now, soon. If you are curious, a playable demo is also available.

And Lucky Day posts a link in our forums to a review of the PC version at Wired.com:

Fans of the original Puzzle Quest will feel right at home, but Galactrix is no shameless retread. Completely revamped gameplay mechanics power this sprawling space adventure, resulting in an incredibly entertaining sequel that's barely recognizable. Despite the casual-sounding moniker, this is a decidedly hard-core game: All but the hardiest puzzle fans might find themselves over-matched.

The reviewer does point out a few weaknesses, though the review is overall positive with a score of 8/10:

Galactrix is a surprisingly robust game, but you really need to have an investment in the rote act of matching gems to appreciate it all. Combat and the various mini-games are all strikingly different, which stands as testament to developer Infinite Interactive's ability to keep a rather simple puzzle mechanic feeling fresh, but the sheer multitude of activities detracts from the opportunities to wage puzzle-based war on enemy ships -- arguably the most fun of the lot.

Thanks, Lucky Day.



Information about

Puzzle Quest: Galactrix

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Sci-Fi
Genre: Puzzle-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released