Gyromancer is a Pop Cap / Square Enix collaboration. This is a Puzzle RPG. Join Rivel and his companion, Laska, on a grand chase spanning twelve stages. What awaits at the end of the hunt? Each stage contains its own objectives, from defeating the beasts that block your way to solving puzzles before time runs out.
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Fecha de lanzamiento: 18 nov. 2009
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"It's rare to have a matching-puzzler with such beautiful art and imagination. It's 'Bejeweled Twist' with RPG elements, story and much more challenge."

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Gyromancer is a Pop Cap / Square Enix collaboration. This is a Puzzle RPG.

Join Rivel and his companion, Laska, on a grand chase spanning twelve stages. What awaits at the end of the hunt?
Each stage contains its own objectives, from defeating the beasts that block your way to solving puzzles before time runs out. Rivel can learn to summon dozens of the beasts he encounters, bending their power to his will. Each beast you command in battle is unique, so find the one that best suits your play style.
Hidden within each stage are a number of awards earned for completing feats great and small. Finding them all won't be easy. Are you up to the challenge?

  • New battle system based on Bejeweled Twist

  • Command unique beasts to battle your foes

  • Search the map for items, coins, and new beasts to fight at your side

  • Gain levels in battle and acquire powerful new beasts

  • Assume the role of Rivel, a deadly mage, as he rids Aldemona Wood of a brooding darkness

Requisitos del sistema

    • OS: Windows Vista, XP

    • Processor: 2.4 GHz

    • Memory: 512MB

    • Graphics: On-Board or better

    • DirectX®: 9.0c

    • Hard Drive: 170MB

    • Sound: 9.0c Compatible

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A 5 de 5 personas (100%) les ha sido útil este análisis
3.9 h registradas
Publicado el 16 de mayo
I loved Puzzle Quest, Puzzle Kingdoms and Clash of Heroes, but Gyromancer is the first game of this match-3/RPG hybrid genre that I just don't find fun at all. There's no equipment, no choices when levelling, you only get one unit in a fight, you can only have 3 units in your "roster" at a time and have to take into a map and have to pay in-game currency each time you want to replace one, the overland movement in a map is sloooow, as is the actual combat. Some parts of a map don't open up until you defeat the boss - and then you're dumped straight to level selection so you have to start the map over from the beginning if you want to explore it further. And the enemies in a fight don't even make moves the way you do - instead they automatically gain action points (or whateve their called) and then place countdown tiles similar to the way goons do it in Marvel Puzzle Quest.

And I had to use a third party utility to limit the framerate to 60, becuase the game insisted on putting my GPU at 96% load for 800-1500fps, and the ATI drivers were as useless at forcing vsync as they always are.

Really, the only reason you might want to play this game is the "rotation" mechanic for gem matching which I haven't seen in any other Puzzle Quest style game. And I personally don't like it, but some might find it a refreshing change of pace.

The story seemed ok so far, but I honestly don't want to keep playing the game just to find out what happens.
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A 3 de 4 personas (75%) les ha sido útil este análisis
15.9 h registradas
Publicado el 12 de junio
I was lured in by pretty graphics and match 3 gameplay. I quietly suffered through cringeworthy writing and an interface that is so bad I was amazed that any one at Square Enix allowed it to be published. I made it through an obnoxious boss battle where the guy keeps running away but the screen dramatically announces my "DEFEAT", then I chase him around on the silly map until he finally stops and I can go through it over (... and over and over) again.

These weren't the reasons I decided to put the game away for good. What really got to me were the things added to provide a "challenge". I need a good challenge but there comes a point when it's not fun anymore. I'm very familiar with match 3 games and lots of them add things like locking or freezing pieces on the board or making pieces require timely removal before something bad happens. This game uses all of those but in ways that are excessive. There were too many times when a dangerous piece appeared but had a very short timer and I had no matches on the board and frequently no matching colors anywhere near the piece. So I'd have to make what the game calls "Idle Twists" to move the pieces where I needed them. The game makes sure you know every time you've done this by filling the screen with the words "IDLE TWIST" in an overly dramatic way and punishing you. It feels excessive because it's making an awfully big deal about a necessary part of the strategy.

Then to top it off, when you produce a special attack piece it gets locked in place. I don't know why. It seems unnecessarily cruel. But it's fine, right? I mean, in most match 3 games that's not such a big deal but in this "twisting" style of game it creates big limitations and to top it off you need those pieces fairly quickly to advance but you also immediately need to get rid of the "bad" pieces but none of the matching colors you need are on the board or if they are you still need to slowly nudge them over while getting punished with every careful and tedious click. On some boards I played I had absolutely no chance of winning because of the game's design and algorithms. That wouldn't have been so annoying if a loss didn't mean such a heavy penalty as it does in this game because of the "rpg" elements. I just wanted to play a cool twisty match 3 with a fantasy story and pokemon-like pet collecting and nice pictures. That's not what this is. This is a game that hates the players and wants us to suffer.

Tl;dr: I feel like the people who made this game didn't have an understanding of what makes a match 3 game fun to play.
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A 2 de 3 personas (67%) les ha sido útil este análisis
13.5 h registradas
Publicado el 29 de mayo
Game is really cool in theory and is actually really fun at first. Unfortunately a few levels in the monster balance really begins to fall apart and the game ends up requiring a lot of luck to get through. Would recommend if the game were quicker and easier to restart, however later fights can be quite slow and dull.
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A 20 de 23 personas (87%) les ha sido útil este análisis
0.8 h registradas
Publicado el 10 de agosto de 2014
Game really reminds me of Bejeweled - In fact it is Bejeweled Twist with the RPG Elements of Square Enix. Its very challenging but you have to go through the tutorial to really understand it , because if you write off this Bejeweled Themed game as a puzzle game with a visual skin slapped on it, you will not win at this game.

There have been people who have not been able to run this game. It has to do with people who don't have very high resolution monitors or their monitor can't support certain resolutions. I've posted a workaround in the forum for this that should work for everyone but it will result in a 640x480 resolution.

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A 17 de 22 personas (77%) les ha sido útil este análisis
29.8 h registradas
Publicado el 27 de diciembre de 2014
Not sure why i've decided to buy this game after i have tried a demo many years ago. Maybe i thought it would have more things later in the game. But the game is more of the same stuff and it gets too repetitive and boring fast. Also the vague story telling doesn't help to improve impressions. Dialogs are often weird, story twists are silly and confusing. Hero controls on the global map are annoying. Connecting 3 items (or more) in a row by rotating a square of 4 items clockwise is a bit of too much. One has to have a very good spacial imagination to quickly see combinations. Enemies don't have to do that, so this is a bit unfare. They use your combinations for resources for their attacks. Also you don't just have to make your attacks, but proactively remove enemies attacks from the board. It quickly becomes very frustrating as game starts to introduce more blocks (locking certain items, making enemies' attacks to trigger faster, punishing for idle rotating of items, etc.). And the attacks your monsters have don't matter much. Yes, some trigger faster and do less damage, but you still just connect lines of items all the time without keeping much attention to them and the attacks trigger automatically. Puzzle Quest is way better in this regard, where you have to select what attacks to equip, when to trigger them and it actually matters what colors you connect. This game also has steep difficulty curve. You run easily through one stage and then stumble on another because monsters are much harder. Some challenges are based on simple luck (you have to make a cascade of 7 subsequent combinations, and you can't really prepare the board for that, because the board is too small and you have to rotate 4 items at a time, so you just sit their and mindlessly rotate them hoping to get that challenge..).

There are better and more interesting games in that genre (both mechanically and story wise). Gyromancer is a bland and boring clone, which can't offer much strategy. You have to repeat samish battles over and over again, slowly grinding levels to beat stronger monsters. And the story told is boring and not rewarding.
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