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Puzzle Quest: The Legend Returns

Rating Summary

Based on 15 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

79%

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Based on 15 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchSep 19, 2019

Publisher: D3Publisher

The Original Match 3 RPG is back and better than ever before! Experience the game that started it all, now for the first time on Nintendo Switch! The totally remastered Puzzle Quest: The Legend Returns features the original Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords, the expansion Revenge of the Plague Lord, and a whole bundle of new quests, spells, classes and items created exclusively for this version! Puzzle Quest: The Legend Returns combines the classic match 3 puzzle game with deep level role playing. Match 3 or more gems of the same color in a row to gain mana used to cast spells, battle opponents, collect items and rewards, and advance in the quests! - Remastered for Nintendo Switch with HD graphics! - 100 all-new quests and more (for a total of over 240 quests)! - 5 all-new classes! - Includes the following… Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the WarlordsPuzzle Quest: Revenge of the Plague LordAll-new content expansion: Attack of the Golem Lord! Are you up to the challenge? Test your match 3 skills as you battle against monsters and villains to save the kingdom of Etheria. Now with five new classes: Blood Mage, Priest, Monk, Paladin, and Elementalist. As well as 100 new quests, spells, classes and items, and a host of new monsters, bosses, and more! After numerous allied attacks on Lord Bane, The Dark Path re-emerges to protect their Master by unleashing an onslaught of giant insects. Giant Spiders and Wasps are now joined by swarms of flesh eating Scarabs, Giant Ants and their powerful Queen. With all the other dangers currently assaulting the allies of Bartonia, only a single man stands in the way of this insect armageddon...a new companion named Storm. Meanwhile, Etrianus the Golem Lord and his Lieutenant Elsinore Bloodsinger are terrorizing Etheria with rampaging, never-before-seen golems.

I may have expected a bit more polish from the remaster, but everything that’s important — namely, the simple and satisfying gameplay — remains intact.

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While the series may not be anywhere near groundbreaking by this point, Puzzle Quest still returns to its roots in strong fashion with all the previous content and more on the Nintendo Switch, making it great for prior fans and newcomers alike.

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Puzzle Quest: The Legend Returns is a good combination of addictive puzzle gameplay and RPG character-building. While it will likely play best to fans of the 2007 original, its central mechanics are still fun, if a bit dated. Despite sometimes slow battles that don't always mesh its puzzle and RPG sides well, Puzzle Quest is still worth a look for fans of puzzle games.

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Puzzle Quest: The Legend Returns is still the same game but that isn't a bad thing. Bundling in all the DLC and adding some new classics, this match-3 RPG hybrid is just as addictive today as it was over a decade ago.

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