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Puyo Puyo Champions is recommended for competitive players, especially because the title is focused on competition and it should completely satisfy that niche of players.
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For fans of Puyo Puyo then, picking up Puyo Puyo Champions should be a no-brainer. Those with only a passing interest who already own Puyo Puyo Tetris, however, might not really get much out of it.
Puyo Puyo is a super simple game that you can learn to play in seconds, but that will take hundreds of hours to master. Better known outside of Japan as “Dr Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine” this game has you matching sets of Puyos (beans) in groups of four. Ideally, you want to match a set of four in a way that will chain together multiple matches, with each successive match dumping more and more trash Puyos on to your opponent.
Puyo Puyo Champions ably covers the essentials of the series at a great price point. The inclusion of the Fever ruleset provides something of interest for veteran players and the most enthusiastic of new fans created by Puyo Puyo Tetris, and should be at least considered for any party game library. However, the lack of other single or multiplayer modes or a real tutorial make this less of a definitive entry-point or second helping for newly created casual fans than it perhaps could be.
This is a great option if you want to play this puzzler online against pros or locally with friends. If you crave a more light-hearted romp, Puyo Puyo Tetris is still available on this system and has a daffy story mode. Champions is primarily for the lionhearted.
GOOD - Puyo Puyo Champions is Puyo Puyo, plain and simple. It offers half the content of its predecessor, with a price that is definitely fair for what’s being offered. If you’re looking for the Puyo Puyo experience and want to save on money, then this is the game for you. But if you have the money, then it might be best to spring for Puyo Puyo Tetris.
Puyo Puyo Champions, as its name suggests, first addresses the most passionate who will have the audacity and ability to play it online against fierce opponents. However, despite its multiplayer focus, this new Puyo Puyo is still home to the jovial and fun puzzle game it has always been, in its most fun, colorful and cute look on this date.
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