Puzzle & Dragons Z hype thread

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  1. WatchGintama
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    What is Puzzle & Dragons Z?

    Puzzle & Dragons Z is a match-3 game, but with a twist. It adds monsters and other RPG elements to the game. And instead of restricted movement (Bejeweled), you can move orbs freely for a few seconds to rack up combos.

    New features

    • TRADING!
    • NOT FREEMIUM (NO MAGIC STONES FOR $$$, NO STAMINA)
    • 80% new monsters
    • Story with new NPCs and protagonists (See below)
    • "Z" Orb that does massive damage
    • ANIMATIONS!
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    The two new protagonists
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    News and links

    http://www.siliconera.com/tag/puzzle-dragons-z/
    http://pad-3ds.gungho.jp/

    TRY THE MOBILE VERSION!
    Review by Ryukouki
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    Android
     
  2. ferofax

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    Unless it gets localized, no relevancy whatsoever.
     
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    Double post.
     
  6. ferofax

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    ...okay, I'll give it a little hype then. But I'll hold off until the official announcement.

    Then we can all jump and hyperventilate.
     
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    15 minute gameplay I found on a Chinese podcast. I wish people were more interested in this game. :glare: But I bet you that it'll be very popular once it finally comes out. ;)
     
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    From what I've gathered, this is an enhanced port of a game already out for phones?

    It looks fine, but I personally don't like the lack of skill in Bejeweled-styled puzzle games.
    All the strategy there is can be summed up to choosing where to remove blocks each turn to possibly trigger a chain you might have gotten set up for you through pure luck. Planning ahead should be impossible, especially with a small play field.
    This seems like it could be good as a more or less turn-based RPG, certainly not as a Puzzle game.
     
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    Not sure if you know this already, but orb movements aren't restricted like bejeweled. You can move them side to side, up and down, and diagonally for a few seconds. There's skill involved in matching orbs. You have to be really good a orb manipulation to get at least 5+ combos. Take a look at this guy playing:
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    It's a much deeper game than it looks. For example, you can't take on higher dungeons with just any monster. You need to build a team around HP/Recovery requirements and skills. As for skills, there are stuff like changing orb colors, delaying enemy attacks, reducing damage, poisoning enemies, etc.
     
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    So you can move all the pieces? I withdraw my previous opinion, that does take skill. I still think it's mostly luck, though. Doing those small chains doesn't seem too hard and even takes some luck already. Anything larger should be blind chance... No way to know for sure until I can play it.
    Edit: Well, you actually push other pieces around with a single one. I frankly have no idea how difficult that is.

    Anyway, put me in the hype list, I'd love to try it out. Does the game let you battle other people?
    That sort of thing is what I meant by RPG. It's sort of sad that the huge amount of RPGs are just click click click make this not obvious.
     
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    Welcome aboard! :yay: You can try this orb simulator if you want: http://www.maaak.net/pad/ Or you can just download the free app for android or iOS.
    And there's no news about battling others. They'd have to balance that though. Trading with others is confirmed though.

    Lastly, I want to point out the awesome monster designs: http://www.puzzledragonx.com/en/monsterbook.asp
     
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    Throwing milk at the bitches!
    Whoa, whoa. Wait. Something thats NOT AAA getting a hype thread!? Gin your breaking all the rules!
     
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  14. kirekun

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    I'm excited, now to not eat for 2 weeks for me to buy the game :D
    I don't have any kind of mobile phone ... (A Rare human being)
    So I guess this is the best alternative ...

    I think its better since its a one time investment.
    Hopefully there could be multiplayer option