When I first started playing this one-on-one combat M3, I was shocked at the brutality of it, and even winced each time my character was attached, but the more I played the more competitive I became against the monsters, and learned the value of my winnings to upgrade my 'combat outfit'. The game will tell you when you should upgrade your gear, but if you lose against the monster...GO SHOPPING! Fun and addictive!
May 14, 2012
You are NOT in control!
You win each combat (through playing Match 3) IF the game wants you to win. Obvious, right? Or haven't you ever noticed that the items dropping down on the game board are not random - if they were, you might never get proper matches to complete the level. In this game, Puzzle Quest, the selection of pieces (refered to as "mana") are obviously carefully chosen by the game engine and are most obvious when the game doesn't want you to win - no matter what your skill level. I never thought I would tire of Match 3 but this game succeeded very well.
There are other issues not mentioned elsewhere so I decided to write this review.
There is a limit to the number of times you can purchase skill level improvements in the Temple of Your Citadel. You cannot exceed Combat Level 50 no matter how much experience points you earn. Be very careful of selling stuff which you may determine later in the game you actually wanted but cannot get back.
There is a lot of information on the Internet concerning this game and its strategies. I will verify that you do NOT want to choose Wizard (which I did). The Wizard is most definitely the weakest combatant especially against Lord Bane, the ultimate and final boss to be defeated.
Finally, I would suggest determining your strategy in advance of playing the game. Definitely decide what skills should be maxed out (usually three or four) and put everything to increasing only those requirements. Know what equipment (weapons, clothes, miscellaneous, etc.) you will want to use especially against Lord Bane so you don't inadvertently sell it at some point (which I did!)
There is a lot of content for the money, but the frustration I have endured just hasn't been worth it. I'm not even sure I'll complete it.
May 18, 2014
I mostly play match three games and love them. I had no use for this one. Bought it then deleted it.
March 9, 2013