An addictive chaining-style matching
Azkend has a lot going for it, with wonderful graphics and animations, and a storyline that involves earning pieces of talismans that provide powerful explosions, lighting bolts, and other animated effects during the matching games. Instead of swapping icons, you click and hold your mouse button, and form chains of matching icons, which is easy (as long as there are icons to match!), quick to play, and a lot of fun. The game play is also a little different in that instead of square tiles, they are hexagon-shaped, so the chaining goes off at angles instead of the usual horizontal and vertical directions, which requires you to think a little bit more. My only beef with the game, and the reason it lost a star, is that it has a timer that cannot be turned off. While I did well playing against the timer as the game got harder, and only had to repeat a few levels a few times, I just don't like the stress of playing against a timer. I would have bought the game if the timer were optional.
February 14, 2012
It's a gud un !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Excellant game makes a nice change from normal match 3 games ???
January 12, 2012
Addictive Match 3 - A guy's review
Well, I'm not very seasoned when it comes to match 3 games so far, but I have a growing interest in them, much thanks to this and a few other games.
This one is highly addictive and I love the way you can make reasonably long chains and the great power-ups. It is the first EVER match-3 game I ever played through. I'd say it is close to Puzzle quest in the level of fun, but falls short because of the lack of story/adventure.
Playing this led me to instantly purchase the second one in the series, that I am truly looking forward to play.
Recommended for any match-3 addict and a good introduction to the less seasoned match-3 players as well. Actually this game might turn you into a match-3 addict in the first place ;o)
May 22, 2012
If you like making chains, this is a game to consider. Power ups, ranking, etc. I have this in my playlist on unlimited, but I would not purchase it.
April 25, 2013
Once again, we have been treated by Myth People to another great match 3 game, but I found Azkend to be to much like Heroes of Hellas. while the storyline was far different, as you are playing as an explorer searching for an artifact to cure your strange illness, the maze-like matching had you following little icons all over the hexagonal grid.
While I did not mind the grid game itself much, the mini-game where you have to match parts of the background picture to itself was a bit frustrating, as it really did not lend to the game much, and some parts of you background looked to similar to each other. This was very much a right-brain part of the game, and I was happy to get back to the left brain part of it when the grids came back up.
I did like the exotic setting of Tibet, and all the mountains, temples and high bridges. I also liked that I could earn new tools the further I went up in levels. While Azkend is no Heroes of Kalevala, it is a fun bit of a way to pass the time. The background music does not overpower, so you do not feel like you are playing a video game while dining in a Chinese restaurant, as it does with other adventure games set in Asia. It's a fun bit of diversion, plain and simple.
October 9, 2012
A great game!
I enjoy M3 games and this one is a bit different - linking pieces in chains, rather than swapping, and a hexagonal board.
The graphics and symbols used are lovely and the game play is absorbing. It gets pretty challenging at the highest levels (at least to me - I'm not the fastest player in the world!) and I haven't managed to get right to the end yet.
I even like the music, tho' I turn off all the bangs, beeps and explosions.
This is set to become one of my all-time favourites.
August 3, 2012
Fun Match 3 Game
I loved this game when played as free trial, however after purchasing it, the game will not activate. I purchased several games, and just hoping I don't have the same problem with the rest of them, when purchased, they were B1G1.
May 5, 2013