Puyo Puyo Champions
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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 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.
Basically, if you think you’re good enough at Puyo Puyo, pick this up and have a go. You might find yourself a new path to eSports as this definitely feels like the next logical step for the franchise on a global stage. As for me, I think I’ll dip back into Puyo Puyo Tetris instead. While the matchmaking and online portion is so much better in Champions – both in terms of stability and competition – I think I’m more of a solo player and so PPT is more my bag.
"Reasonable priced entry ticket to Champions League."
Review in Finnish | Read full review
Puyo Puyo Champions does not offer much in terms of relaxations in front of a console. It's highly competitive game that will appeal to fans of the series, but for the rest of us it will be title hard to break into.
Review in Polish | Read full review
Puyo Puyo Champions is one of those games that can be a little bit weird to understand. The game is surely a hit with Japan audiences, but in this region might be a tough sell. That being said, the game strips every thing that might feel unnecessary just to focus on the competitive side of Puyo Puyo.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
Puyo Puyo Champions offers familiar and fun competitive puzzle gameplay with a huge selection of delightful characters.
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 Champions is recommended for competitive players, especially because the title is focused on competition and it should completely satisfy that niche of players.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
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.