Jewel Match 2
Don't quite know why I like this game so much
It's a very simple game, although the power-ups are good and varied. The difficulty doesn't increase that much and the castles which you can build are disappointingly monochrome. Unlike the reviewer who found the moving jewels distracting I find them gently hypnotic - this must be why I keep going back to it to relax.
July 18, 2012
This game is Jewel
This is a fun game. You can play it for hours and not get bored. It can get hard sometimes and is always challenging,
December 2, 2012
November 23, 2011
Not Impressed - A Guy's Review
I see I am going against the wind on this one, as a lot of people rate this game rather high. One of the reasons might be that I am not a seasoned M3 player, so it might be better for the ones who are.
Graphically this game offers nothing compared to today's standards. It is rather lo-res and the background pictures look very pixelated on my rather big monitor. The game boards themselves and the jewels looks pretty sharp though. However, I really didn't like the layout of the boards with sections being half there/not there when not in play. It just made it hard to see if it was part of the board or not and added frustration.
It is purely match 3 and doesn't offer any variations to the game play. Some prefer that, I don't. Neither does it offer any story. The only task is to build several castles part by part through the course of the game. You need to collect jewels of various colors to be able to afford these parts, and there is a limit to how much you can hold at one time. You also earn gold on the way that you can spend on upgrades, power-ups and lives.
A very nice thing in this game is that if you are about to run out of time you get the option of spending a life to add to it, instead of having to start the board all over again. It still turned into a rather challenging game rather quickly IMO, and time was set so low at times that it became quite stressful. I do not mind time restraints, but the seemed to become very strict very fast. It does however go up and down and after a rather stressful board you can encounter one with plenty time to solve.
The game failed to engage me and became tedious and boring too fast. Seeing that Jewel Match 3 is out I can't really recommend this one. I am sure the newer one must be better (haven't tried it myself yet). Nah save your buck on this one and get something else. Well, at least try before buying. We all have different preferences, so you might like it much better than what I did. There are certainly other reviewers here that do.
November 28, 2012