Puzzle Quest: Galactrix

Puzzle Quest: Galactrix

Original mix of puzzle, RPG and strategy genres

Puzzle games are often regarded as simple ways of entertainment for short breaks. But that doesn't mean they can evolve and become more engaging adventures. View full description

PROS

  • Original approach to the puzzle genre
  • Single or multiplayer games, against human or CPU-controlled opponents

CONS

  • Graphics aren't up to scratch
  • Non-puzzle elements can be distracting

Good
7

Puzzle games are often regarded as simple ways of entertainment for short breaks. But that doesn't mean they can evolve and become more engaging adventures.

This is the case of Puzzle Quest Galactrix, a game that mixes the addictive gameplay of classic Bejeweled-style puzzles with elements of role-playing adventures, strategy and even science fiction. The basic game consists of solving puzzles by dragging and dropping colored pieces so that you get a minimum of three of the same color together and make them disappear from the screen. The more pieces that disappear at the same time, the higher your score will be.

The difference is that in Puzzle Quest Galactrix, those puzzles are battles against the enemy, played by a human opponent or controlled by the computer. These battles are part of the game's Story mode, in which you are assigned missions, engage in battles, win new equipment for your ship and learn new skills.

Puzzle Quest Galactrix is innovative, in the sense that it makes of a classic puzzle a completely different game. However, true puzzle fans may find all those extra elements a bit distracting. Also, I have to say graphics were not as good as I'd hoped for.

Puzzle Quest Galactrix is an unique blend of puzzle, RPG and strategy elements in a sci-fi themed game.