Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords [PSP]
I don't even know how to begin to describe why i love this incredibly addicting game!! Let me just say that we're a two psp household and within 48 hours of buying a copy of Puzzle Quest I had to go buy a second copy of Puzzle Quest so we wouldn't fight over who got to play the game. And, did I mention there are no children in my house?? Just adults. Totally-addicted-to-this-game adults, but adults nonetheless. Puzzle Quest takes a very simple puzzle format - your basic "Match 3" - and takes it to all new heights. First of all, you are playing against the psp's Artifical Intelligence (AI) by taking turns. This brings in forethought and strategy. Then it adds the elements that live in the world of Role Playing Games (RPG's) - there are different types of characters that you can choose , there is a narrative that moves you forward and pits you against different enemies who each have different levels of abilities and skills. The "battles" are all played out on through the basic Match 3 puzzle, but it keeps it varied and interesting. Add to that the extra level of accumulating experience points, leveling up, aquiring new skills, etc. and you have a totally addicting and fun game to play. Whether you are attracted to it because it bridges the gap between RPG's and Puzzle games, or because it's just fun and addicting, Puzzle Quest delivers more than I expected.