Empires & Puzzles: RPG Quest

App review by Chris Morris, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 11+

Fun match-3 game, but some adventure features fall flat.

Parents say

age 17+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 18+

If you like rigged games, I don't...

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Too much consumerism
age 13+

"Pay to win" game can be a decent downtime escape for some.

Out of all the "phone games" I tried, this is the only one I play. In my unique situation where I often have downtime and incremental short breaks, this is perfect to play for a few minutes or 25 to 30 while most of the time you can set it down right away as it is a turn based puzzle game that, in most cases, won't continue on if you set it down for a moment. Although I like the RPG old school final Fantasy turn base vibe mixed with a match 3 game, the resource micro managing is a bit steep and repetative at times and leveling characters can become a major grind. If you need a good, long term time waster like I do, it's fine, although you are nonstop inundated with ads to buy in game short cuts and gear. I would NOT recommend this to a casual player or a kid with access to purchasing as the game is very much rigged as a pay to win/ get ahead and the shortcuts for real world money is borderline obscene. The strategy can be fun and engaging, but make no mistake, this is nothing short of an elaborate slot machine at it's core.

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