I played a round against the AI and noticed a few things.
Skills from the first PQ don't carry over nearly as much as you'd think. The gems coming from all different directions makes it feel much more complicated.
Also the AI really hard. I couldn't get one hit on him without using my spells, or whatever they're called in this new one.
Um.. I actually think the game is very good. I think you guys are judging it too fast.
It fixes problems with the last game which was mainly that it had a lot to do with luck because of entry of random gems and it being too easy to get another turn by making 4 in a row.
You actually decide the direction from where the orbs come from. It depends on which orb you click first and which you click second. It doesn't really make it more complicated, it just gives you more choice.
The skills feel more balanced this time, although we've only seen 3 thus far.
Remember, the orbs have to make a line..if they just touch it doesn't count.
Shields allow you to regain health back, but puts a limit on how much you can regain.
That was the first ones biggest flaw. Although it was simply awesome when a battle came down to straight skill. Also I'm definitely buying this game as well. First game [on a nintendo console] that I've boughten since Fallout 3.
Call me impressed. As stated already, much more skill involved here. Plus, I actually care about the skills in this. I really didn't use that many in the first game, simply because the AI could hit a run of about 10 4-in-a-rows, and smear me. But damn, the AI is rough here. Took me 3 tries to beat him.
Wow, the PC demo is fantastic. Unfortunately my slow-ass computer chugs in the gameplay screen, so I can't beat the timed hacking puzzle.
I'm not sure if I can trust the release dates, but this comes out the last week of February, and then Puzzle Kingdoms (made by the same people as Puzzle Quest) comes out at the beginning of March. Seems like a strange thing to do, so I'm sure one will get pushed back.