I've played the original Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords on every possible platform, and even today it will keep me occupied for hours at a time. After the relatively disappointing Puzzle Quest: Galactrix, I was sure I would be playing the original until I died, but there is hope on the horizon. Puzzle Quest 2 is coming.
The true sequel to the original game features the same puzzle plus RPG gameplay that many imitators have tried to reproduce with results that generally fell short, with a selection of new classes and the introduction of weapons and armor that have a more pronounced effect of battles. Characters take on the role of a War Mage, Inquisitor, Barbarian or Assassin, on a quest to rid the village of Verloren of the demon Gorgon. Along with the story mode, there's Instant Action, Multiplayer, and a Tournament Mode to keep players occupied long after Gorgon has snuffed it.
"Puzzle Quest is an award winning franchise with numerous accolades including an Interactive Achievement Award for "Best Downloadable Game of the Year" for Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords," said Peter Andrew, vice president of product development, D3P. "Puzzle Quest 2 returns with a captivating, rewarding, and accessible journey for gamers of all levels as the ultimate delivery system for the mental release puzzle gamers seek."
With original developer Infinite Interactive on board, I sense the loss of much free time in my future. Then again, Infinite also did Galactrix, so there's still room for failure.