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As a party game, Puyo Puyo Tetris provides an excellent use for Switch's detachable controllers. Propping a Switch up with its stand and passing a Joy-Con to a buddy is fun, and with so many modes to choose from you'll likely be playing for a long time.
I can pick it up invaluable minutes of spare time, play in friendly bouts with others, or be seriously engaged and strategic – either on a large screen or on a tablet. It does not feel as if anyone is significantly disadvantaged in how they choose to approach Puyo Puyo Tetris, and that is something that I haven’t said about many games recently that have tried to balance the solo/co-op/online experience.
Egal ob alleine oder mit Freunden, zuhause oder unterwegs, Tetris oder Puyo Puyo: Mit diesem wunderbaren Crossover kommen Puzzle-Freunde auf jeden Fall auf ihre Kosten. Viel mehr kann man mit dieser Formel kaum machen.
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Puyo Puyo Tetris is one of the best puzzle games I've ever played, not just because it's based on two mechanically sound, battle-tested puzzle philosophies, but because it goes all out and doesn't leave any room for an "extended edition." Grab it, take it on the go, and preach the gospel of Puyo Puyo.
Puyo Puyo Tetris is a beautiful, wonderful, joyful game with loads of content that any Switch owner should pick up immediately. One of the very best puzzle games ever made.
An amazingly quirky, colorful and ever so slightly nutty return of an old classic and his new best friend. It had been a long time since I last thought about a good game of Tetris, and I had never even seen a Puyo Puyo before, but having these two games come together in such a way has been a true delight.
Puyo Puyo Tetris is such a complete package and one where you can feel the love and passion crafted by the developers. It’s been a long time since a game has grabbed me so tightly and encouraged me to get better and keep coming back for more.
With its saccharine visuals and cheesy yet infectious music, Puyo Puyo Tetris is about as sweet a game as you can get. And, like sugar, the gameplay is devilishly addictive.
It's not surprising that combining two of the best puzzles games would result in a fantastic game, but it's astounding how well the two games that make up Puyo Puyo Tetris gel together. The game's marquee Fusion mode manages to make two very familiar series feel fresh, and it's some of the most fun I've had in the genre. On top of that, Sega has packed in over a dozen modes, many of which allow players to play straight Tetris or Puyo Puyo. It's truly the best of both worlds, and it ends up creating an essential puzzle game.
While I still think Tetris is the better game in this match-up, and that it has a slight in-game advantage due to its faster speed, and that the voice acting can get grating after awhile, I loved my time with Puyo Puyo Tetris. It familiarized me with a puzzle game franchise and group of characters that I had never heard up before while also delivering a solid console Tetris experience, which makes it steeper price acceptable. I hope SEGA continues to bring over more Puyo Puyo games to the west, as it has the possibility of catching on just like Tetris did years ago on the Game Boy.
Puyo Puyo Tetris is, without a doubt, one of the best puzzle games of recent years. Combining two classic franchises bringing with them each of its elements offers us hours and hours of endless fun in any of its modes. Both puzzles are extremely addictive and if they do not want to play with other people the CPU will offer them a remarkable challenge.
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With the variety of game types and variations, a consistent online experience, and flexible multiplayer options, Puyo Puyo Tetris is a fantastic way for fans and new players alike to enjoy some quality block or blob clearing action.
Puyo Puyo Tetris has a deep Adventure Mode, plenty of ways to play, and is guaranteed to make you smile. If you're looking to have fun in a puzzle game and just so happen to have a Nintendo Switch? Then Puyo Puyo Tetris is for you!
Puyo Puyo Tetris is quite an experience, blending two of the most popular puzzle games into a single entity. The game's story is full of charming characters, and the entire visual style of the game is bright and colorful. It is one of the better local multiplayer experience on the Nintendo Switch right now, and if you are looking for a unique challenge, try playing against some of the best players in the world.
Other than one minor imbalance that could potentially be attributed to personal skill, there's no reason not to pick up Puyo Puyo Tetris. Even those who have long grown weary of the component games will find the well worn gameplay injected with new life with this melding.
Puyo Puyo Tetris excels in almost all areas. Some of its game modes might've fallen a little flat for me (looking at you, Party), but the overall package exudes fun. This should absolutely be your next big Switch purchase.
With the best multiplayer options out of the box, this puzzler can't be missed for anyone in the need of fun. The solid amount of modes make that quick go enticing, intriguing and above all entertaining.
It's hard to imagine the PS4 getting a better puzzle game than Puyo Puyo Tetris. SEGA's brilliant blend of brick building and blob busting makes for a frantically fun multiplayer experience, but it's got enough depth beyond its surface simplicity to keep you occupied for a long, long time.
Overall I have had an absolute blast playing the game, for my Puyo Puyo Tetris review. All my memories of playing Tetris and Puyo Puyo came flooding back, and the game has been well worth he wait. Puyo Puyo and Tetris go so well together, and the great number of modes available for play make this a must have for puzzle fans and fans of both series. This is a must-have puzzle game you should get on PS4 ASAP!
The wait was worth it for this puzzle mashup, as Puyo Puyo Tetris embodies everything great about its namesakes, and compliments the host hardware perfectly. Concerns arise about the lack of Japanese voice work as an option, but as an overall package of content and pure replayability there are few better crossovers than this one.
Puyo Puyo Tetris is a chaotic puzzle masterpiece. The mechanics of each of the core games remains untouched, so veterans of either one can jump in quickly. The interaction of the two games throughout the various modes blends in so well that the mash-up feels right instead of strange. The modes gives the player plenty to do, and the multiplayer is so expansive that there's bound to be at least one mode that someone will grow fond of. Fusion is where the challenge lies, and the blending of both core experiences into one hybrid mode is done so well that it's bound to get just as much playtime as the vanilla versions of the games it was inspired by. Though it is the only puzzle game on the system now, it is still the gold standard to which future puzzle games on the Switch can aspire. Unless you absolutely hate puzzle games, pick up Puyo Puyo Tetris.
A great mashup between two puzzle game titans, and although it lacks better a better tutorial, it certainly makes up for it with amazing game modes and endless replayability.
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For all its wealth of content, Puyo Puyo Tetris does rely on developing and then maintaining a strong online community for truly long-term value. As a local multiplayer game, you'll be glad to have it around for the parties, and it'll help plane trips and other long travels fly by in a snap. Get hooked into the game's steep learning curve online, however, and you'll have a game that you'll be playing for months, if not years, and not once, for even the briefest second, will the game lose its charm.
It's one of the longest, funniest and most complete puzzle games ever made. Either you look for solo fun or multiplayer madness, you'll find a delicatessen for your brains.
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The beautifully presented Puyo Puyo Tetris has a ton of content, a really fun multiplayer with a lot of variations, and is very easy to pick up and play with just about anyone despite the slight balance issues. The Nintendo Switch is a great platform for it too, with its portability and non-threatening Joy-Con controllers. This is the type of game that offers an adequate challenge for even the most hardcore puzzle players with its Challenge modes, but is inviting for even the smallest of children and gaming newbies.
The various modes in the arcade truly flesh out the game allowing players to enjoy Tetris, Puyo Puyo, or both at the same time in an enjoyable and well thought-out manner.
Puyo Puyo Tetris amalgamates two classic puzzlers into one enjoyable package, mixing up elements from both games to offer a charmingly addictive experience. It’s a breath of fresh air for gamers who have been used to seeing more of the same from both releases over the years, with each aspect of the game feeling distinctly old-school but also surprisingly refreshing at the same time. It’s nice to see it coming together and working so well – I’d have easily wrote off a mixture of Puyo Puyo and Tetris as an outlandish idea, but it’s surprising how well both games compliment each other. With plenty of games modes, a lengthy single player adventure, and both local and online multiplayer to play through too, Puyo Puyo Tetris offers plenty of enjoyable fun to keep you busy for a long time. Just get ready to lose online… a lot…
Puyo Puyo Tetris, even though it has an unnecesary and trivial campaign mode, makes an incredible fusion of both franchises, converging in a great acquisition for those who like strategic gameplay in an old-school but contemporary fashion.
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Puyo Puyo Tetris is a perfect blend of both Puyo Puyo and Tetris and gives us our first Puyo Puyo game in over ten years and while some of its modes aren't as thrilling, the new modes offer an exciting new take on the competitive puzzle genre.
Any hesitancy about this mesh of two puzzling greats working as a whole can be put to rest, as Puyo Puyo Tetris is a superb puzzle title that works for players of all ability levels. Single Player is a touch hit and miss, and online against strangers lacks the exciting punch of local vs, but otherwise, this is an absolute cracker.
Puyo Puyo Tetris on the Nintendo Switch is an absolute must buy for all the gamers who like puzzle game and/or great titles to play in local multiplayer. It is fast, colourful, fun and has a ton of different game modes, and really fits perfectly on Nintendo's new hardware.
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Puyo Puyo Tetris is pure fun. I could see myself spending hundreds of hours perfecting my skills in both Puyo Puyo and Tetris, and playing quick games with friends during some downtime. While thirty dollars may seem steep for what is on its surface a simple puzzle crossover game, it is most definitely worth your time. I only hope that Sega continues to support Puyo Puyo in the future.
Combining two different but similar puzzle games was risky but Sega managed to pull it off to create a fantastic puzzle package. Puyo Puyo Tetris has something for you whether you are a fan of just Tetris, Puyo Puyo or looking for a twist like the Fusion Mode. The sheer amount of content you get in this budget priced package is astounding and is not to be missed by anyone who calls themselves a fan of puzzle games.
Puyo Puyo and Tetris come together to show us why they are a puzzle game icons in this spectacular crossover. A funny approach with a lot of game modes that we can enjoy alone or with friends.
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They might be old game concept, but this Puyo Puyo Tetris fusion works amazing well for a lone player or with friends. SEGA has managed to create a new type of Puzzle game that works very well, whether you've played Tetris before, or never heard of Puyo Puyo. Adding to that the possibilities offered by the Nintendo Switch in terms of portability and local multiplayer, this is a sure pick for the new Nintendo console.
There’s plenty on offer in Puyo Puyo Tetris and it looks great whilst showing it all off. It’s not just a great modern upgrade of one puzzle game, but two. It may be the kind of thing that looks crazy on paper but somehow Sonic Team have made it work.
Still, cost and value are always considerations, and as we saw with Super Bomberman R, the retail variant of the Switch edition is rather overpriced at $39.99. Asking price drops to $29.99 on the eShop and with both versions on PS4, so if you don't care about jewel cases or own both systems, then it's clear what to do. That said, after testing the Switch version I do recommend handheld mode wholeheartedly, as I've only ever enjoyed puzzling on the go and it bolsters pickup-and-play exactly as needed. Regardless, this is a game that delivers exactly what's described on the tin, and if you enjoy those things, you'll surely enjoy Puyo Puyo Tetris.
Puyo Puyo Tetris is the not so trival encounter between two iconic puzzle game legends: a crossover full of options and possibilities that works well played alone, but becomes an absolute blast when played with friends (and therefore a perfect match for Nintendo Switch).
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Puyo Puyo Tertis is a good crossover between two major IPs in puzzle games. Offering the classic of both of them, the game gives the opportunity of a genuine melting between the universes as well. Still, the slight advantage given to the Puyo Puyo combos provides a feeling of inequality between players. However, the provided game modes are fun and addictive. You can expect playing for long hours. Although a bit expensive on Nintendo Switch, the fans of puzzle games will be in heaven. Puyo Puyo Tetris is a must in its genre.
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Puyo Puyo Tetris is a surprisingly convincing mix of two of gaming's oldest Puzzle Game franchises. The fact that the game lets players chose between Tetris, Puyo Puyo or a (well done) mix of the two makes for a fun experience. It must also be said that Puyo Puyo Tetris is best enjoyed on the Switch. The console's local multiplayer capabilities are clearly one of the game's strong suits.
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Puyo Puyo Tetris delivers a wonderfully chaotic experience that combines the fast paced Tetris gameplay and the more strategic Puyo Puyo formula that has been a staple of the franchise since its 1991 debut. As someone who has been a fan of Tetris since I was a kid with a Game Boy, the thought of playing a new iteration of the popular franchise on Nintendo's Switch made me anxious. What makes Sega's reimagining so memorable is the inclusion of the Puyo Puyo gameplay.
Puyo Puyo Tetris is a great crossover with a fun story and enough modes to keep things fresh for quite some time. The only downside is that it is exactly what it advertises itself as, a mix of Puyo Puyo and Tetris. If that doesn't appeal to you, then you won't find much value in this package.
Puyo Puyo Tetris is almost like three games in one. You get two classic puzzle games as well as a fascinating amalgamation of the two. There's no shortage of modes, and the offerings make for a game well suited to both newcomers and old pros.Support for all of the Switch's various control options, with the exception of the console's touch screen, good online play as well as up to four player local multiplayer make Puyo Puyo Tetris a no-brainer for Switch-owning puzzle fans out there. Even if you aren't exactly crazy about puzzlers, the pick-up-and-play nature of this title makes it worth a look if you're taking your Switch on the go.
Puyo Puyo Tetris seemed like an unexpected crossover when it first hit Japan in 2014, and it still does now that it's come to the West. And yet, the idea has come together wonderfully, providing a release that has a lot to offer for fans of either game or simply the puzzle genre in general.
As far as puzzle games go, Puyo Puyo Tetris is well worth checking out. It's a competent entry in the Nintendo Switch's library. Once you look past some of its quirks, it's a game that you'll be playing for hours on end.
Puyo Puyo Tetris does a great job of combining two addictive puzzle games into a feverishly fun product. The story mode is surprisingly well done, and offers some nice replay value even for those familiar with both series. Alongside the healthy amount of unlockables, modes, and options, the online multiplayer in particular shines, being a huge source of entertainment. Even if you have little experience with Puyo Puyo or Tetris, this is a satisfying experience with plenty to offer regardless of skill level.
Puyo Puyo Tetris won't make converts out of those uninterested in Puyo Puyo or Tetris . Neither has been changed substantially for their latest outing. But those who still enjoy the occasional round of either puzzle game shouldn't hesitate to add the new mash-up to their PS4 or Switch collection.
Prepare to become addicted once again as the mother of all time sinks is back and bigger than ever. Puyo Puyo Tetris is an absolute delight that will scratch that puzzling itch and plug the Tetrimino-shaped gap that's been left unfilled this generation so far. SEGA has competently engineered a mash-up that feels like the definitive version of not one but two timeless classics and packed enough variety into its plethora of modes to make it a somewhat essential purchase for both solo and social blockheads.
With some solid gameplay - and there is lots of it to be found - Puyo Puyo Tetris might just be one of the definitive puzzle games of 2017, particularly on the Switch where the handheld, play-on-the-go nature fits it like a glove.
This isn’t the best version of Tetris there has ever been, and I expect previous versions of Puyo Puyo have been more focused, but there’s no doubt that this chaotic mash-up of both, plus the exuberant – if overwhelming – presentation, make this a recommended purchase.
If you’re at all a fan of either game, or if you want your family to have something they can play easily together – there’s no doubt you should look into Puyo Puyo Tetris. I’m a little miffed that the physical version on Switch costs $40 when the digital versions are $30, so keep that in mind. Puyo Puyo Tetris is the first Tetris (and Puyo Puyo) game in ages that feels worth a purchase, and it’s recommended for any Switch owner looking to diversify their game catalog.
Puyo Puyo Tetris is a puzzle masterpiece. Ideal for short bursts and extended sessions, it comes alive when other players join the riotous puzzle fray. Packed with content, prepare to become addicted.
uyo Puyo Tetris is clearly a targeted game. If you don’t like Tetris/Puyo Puyo, there’s little to no reason to pick it up. But, for those that do love Tetris, it’s a delight and more than makes up for the lack of a good Tetris game on modern consoles.
What can I say? I really LOVED Puyo Puyo Tetris and given the limited amount of titles on the Nintendo Switch, especially for multiplayer chaos, this game delivers that fun title that can be played in short or long bursts. It's also a title where you can return many times and long after the blockbuster titles like Zelda Breath of the Wind or Splatoon 2 are forgotten, you'll definitely be coming back to this game as each time you play is different but where it works is with other people!
While not the best game in either series, Puyo Puyo Tetris is still a great combination of two puzzle classics. Sometimes going together like peanut butter and jelly, other times more like peanut butter, and uh, something that doesn't go with peanut butter. All in all, a worthwhile addition to the slowly growing Switch library (or PS4 library, if spontaneous on-the-go multiplayer is not your jam).
Honestly, the best way to experience Puyo Puyo Tetris is to gather some friends and play a local multiplayer session. There's a plethora of modes available and it's a blast to have people play each and every one of them. Despite single player and Online ranked matches being utterly relentless, Puyo Puyo Tetris is still a fun party game with a wholehearted recommendation nonetheless.
So, do you really want to splash out on an old-fashioned arcade puzzle game? Surprisingly, the answer might be yes. It's not much to look at but it's brilliant fun to play, particularly as a handheld solo game and TV-based party game on the Nintendo Switch. It has great single-player and multiplayer modes not to mention slick ranked and unranked online play, while the Adventure mode does a great job of keeping you entertained while stretching your skills. In fact, there's just one problem. At £20 on PS4 it's brilliant value, but at a stonking £35 on the Switch? I'd argue that it's still worth the money, but if it was selling for around the £20 mark there's be another half star on the score.
If you're into puzzle games, Puyo Puyo Tetris is a nice new (well, newish) take on a familiar formula, though those that just want vanilla Tetris won't be left wanting either.
Sonic Team tried to bring together two franchises as classic as peanut butter and/or chocolate, separately. But in combination, they mix about as well as oil and water.