DS #3774: Puzzle Kingdoms (USA)

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by Rayder, May 19, 2009.

  1. Rayder
    OP

    Rayder Mostly lurking lately....

    Former Staff
    6,613
    133
    Jan 14, 2007
    United States
    USA
    ^^ndsrelease-4931^^
     


  2. rapmat

    rapmat Newbie

    Newcomer
    5
    0
    Jan 31, 2009
    awesome bout frigging time
    this game is awesome [​IMG]
     
  3. Youkai

    Youkai Demon

    Member
    2,165
    250
    Jul 1, 2004
    Germany
    Germany , NRW
    well the game is ok ...
    not the best in my opinion but well ...

    (gets way to easy)
     
  4. Donato_Dobango

    Donato_Dobango GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    647
    0
    Nov 13, 2008
    United States
    Played through the first two kingdoms and it's decent. It's a better sequel to Puzzle Quest than Galactrix ever was, but it is pretty easy and the puzzle mechanics aren't as deep. However, the way it's set up is good since you no longer get the feeling of the computer cheating after a 3 minute chain of 4 clears.
     
  5. SkyintheSea

    SkyintheSea GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    199
    0
    Sep 15, 2008
    United States
    America
    Awesome! I love Puzzle Quest! I'll try this one out even though the reviews for it said it wasn't good.
     
  6. Vague Rant

    Vague Rant Deceptively cute

    Member
    2,052
    414
    Aug 7, 2008
    Melbourne
    If this game is any good there's gonna be a lot of hat eating going on (note the publisher).
     
  7. Hadrian

    Hadrian Better than Craigslist

    Former Staff
    16,979
    3,098
    Oct 12, 2004
    Its ok, nothing special.

    Time for the developers to try something else I reckon. Its sort of like they did this quickly just for the money and that the publisher is hoping that the "from the makers of Puzzle Quest" blurb will sell this 'cos I can't see this game getting good enough reviews or any good word of mouth.

    Galactrix was a lot better on the PC than it was on the DS but this is better than the DS version of Galactrix.

    Music reminds me of Braid.
     
  8. illithid

    illithid Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    68
    0
    Feb 18, 2008
    Indonesia
    On my system I find it hard sometimes to tap the button or the character in the world map. Anyone having this problem? I'm using M3 Sakura btw...
     
  9. borka

    borka Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    73
    14
    Aug 12, 2008
    Serbia, Republic of
    illithid, have you tried Galactrix? Was it playable?

    I mean, that there was a similar problem with Galactrix. It used the free open library devkit, and there was a bug in this library on some percentage of DSes. It worked as if the touchscreen calibration was off. That is, all other games is Ok, except the Galactrix and homebrew apps using this library.

    Too bad if they used the same buggy library with this game. If so - then, no luck.
     
  10. plasmatron

    plasmatron GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    416
    0
    Jul 22, 2004
    Gambia, The
    Hell yeah ! XPA with a new cracktro ! I hope more groups will follow.
     
  11. Donato_Dobango

    Donato_Dobango GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    647
    0
    Nov 13, 2008
    United States
    I enjoy it, even moreso now that I realize you can move on the puzzle board by touching the block you want to add instead of swiping the whole row like in Puzzle League (which I stupidly was doing for the entire first kingdom).

    Is it a quick cash grab? Probably, it feels quite a bit like an expansion pack for Puzzle Quest with a new puzzle system. I do enjoy it a lot more than Galactrix and this might end up taking its place on my card, but I don't see this being the big underrated juggernaut Puzzle Quest was. I see it as being one of those games you see marked down to 15 bucks at Gamestop that no one knows exists and assume it's just another Bejeweled clone based on the name.
     
  12. wackygoose

    wackygoose Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    62
    0
    May 31, 2008
    Brazil
    oh f.. im affraid of ZOO you know... but lemme try...
     
  13. illithid

    illithid Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    68
    0
    Feb 18, 2008
    Indonesia
    And why all puzzle quest series always have low volume sound effect and music? I guess their developers have sensitive hearing problems or something. [​IMG]
     
  14. shakirmoledina

    shakirmoledina Legend

    Member
    6,611
    218
    Oct 23, 2004
    Tanzania
    Dar es Salaam
    umm anciently (if tht is correct to say) there were more puzzle games than shovelware and it seems the previous one contributed to tht age also
    i don't know if an easy puzzle game is worth it or not but rittai can also be fun
     
  15. concealed identi

    concealed identi GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    341
    0
    May 16, 2008
    Really hoping I enjoy this...

    I loved Puzzle Quest but had to stop playing because the cheating AI really made it not fun for me.

    I loved the puzzle system of Galactrix even more, but the loading screens, reappearing leapgates and touchscreen issues made me give up on it. I just HATED navigating the menus and dreaded any time I had to customize my characters or ship.


    It's like they made a game I would love and fuck it up just enough so that I don't want to play it...here's hoping they got it right this time.
     
  16. BlueStar

    BlueStar GBAtemp Psycho!

    Member
    4,094
    427
    Jan 10, 2006
    UK
    Wait, really? Mine doesn't seem to have one, unless it was removed before it was put on the site I got it from.
     
  17. Glacius0

    Glacius0 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    604
    0
    Nov 27, 2005
    Netherlands
    The Netherlands
    Is it just me or has the hype for this game totally died off because people were disappointed with Galactrix?
     
  18. -=SkReeK=-

    -=SkReeK=- Member

    Newcomer
    42
    0
    Nov 6, 2002
    Gambia, The
    holy crap, intros are back \o/ have to watch it as soon as i get back home ^^
    loved the intros back in the gba days [​IMG]
     
  19. plasmatron

    plasmatron GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    416
    0
    Jul 22, 2004
    Gambia, The
    Yes and it was coded by ILLUSION !
     
  20. -=SkReeK=-

    -=SkReeK=- Member

    Newcomer
    42
    0
    Nov 6, 2002
    Gambia, The
    /me shakes his fist at no-intro! [​IMG]