Parents' Guide to

Puzzle Quest 2

By Erin Bell, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Puzzle/role-playing hybrid offers compelling gameplay.

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age 10+

Great Puzzle/RPG hybrid that is on for most kids.

Quality-wise, PQ2 is an excellent time sink for the iPad, aside from the occaisional, easily fixed, screen freeze, there is little to complain about. Violence is negligable, and other thinks like language and sexuality are nothing worse than anything in the most mild PG movie. The only reason this game is rated 10is because the iPad is an expensive gadget that needs to be treated with care. And besides, what kind of 6 year old would be able to grasp and appreciate the nuances of the puzzle gameplay?

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1):
Kids say: Not yet rated

PUZZLE QUEST 2 is more streamlined than its sprawling predecessor Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords in terms of story and gameplay, but the changes make for a worthy sequel. The most dramatic difference is that instead of traversing a world map, players can now actually walk through the villages and dungeons they visit, interacting with characters and looting treasure boxes along the way. Other positive additions include the ability to upgrade equipment using collected raw material; match-3 mini-games for bashing down doors, looting, and finding hidden treasure; and new Gauntlet icons to match during combat that power up physical weapons.

These tweaks leave Puzzle Quest 2 feeling more like a Diablo-style dungeon crawl than an epic role-playing game, but the changes work very well nevertheless. The higher-than-average App Store price point isn't unreasonable given the game's impressive production values and length and, thanks to multiple hero characters to choose from, potential replay value.

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