The puzzle game of the future has arrived! The original best-selling new Puzzle franchise is back in an all new dimension with its signature Match-3, turn based battles in an insanely addictive and masterful hybrid of RPG and Puzzle genres.
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Despre acest joc

The puzzle game of the future has arrived! The original best-selling new Puzzle franchise is back in an all new dimension with its signature Match-3, turn based battles in an insanely addictive and masterful hybrid of RPG and Puzzle genres. Take on the role of a rogue pilot scouring the galaxy to uncover clues in an intergalactic mystery that affects the fate of the entire universe. Build up a fleet of ships, discover hundreds of different weapons, and master the new puzzle board!
Key features:
  • Over 30 hours of gameplay!
  • All new redesigned Puzzle board
  • Over 150 different weapons to use to control the board
  • Customize and build a fleet of ships to master the galaxy
  • Hundreds of missions within single player game

Cerinţe de sistem

    • Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® XP/Vista
    • Processor: Intel® Core 2 @ 1.8 Ghz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 2.0 Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 300 MB Available HDD Space
    • Video Card: 256 Mb (GeForce® 7 / Radeon® X800)
    • Sound Card: DirectX® 9 Compatible Sound Card
    • DirectX® Version: DirectX® 9.0c
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Killerroy San Diego
( 3.4 ore înregistrate )
Postat: 30 aprilie
If you run win10 or anything later later than win vista make sure you change the .exe file to vista compatablility mode. Might also turn of overlays. Now game puzzles are all a bit similar, but I still enjoy them. Bit of strategy and luck to determine which way to pull in new jems. in Combat mines are critical and your better off sometime taking a minor hit in order to achieve a better retaliation next round. Anticipating what your opponent will do helps a lot. Then there is blind luck involved as well. Anyway I enjoy the puzzles, it is a nice distraction.
YoshiRider
( 30.2 ore înregistrate )
Postat: 9 aprilie
game is okay but really misses a chance here because it is quite unbalanced.
ttousig1
( 42.5 ore înregistrate )
Postat: 1 aprilie
When the game isnt crashing, it's just frustrating... progarmmers apparently can't do math - weapons do no do correct amount of damamge (unless 8 + 30/4 = 9, then 13, then 6)
N3tRunn3r
( 31.1 ore înregistrate )
Postat: 21 martie
I completed the game in under 30 hours. Pretty easy, was fun.
JohnyWhooof
( 1.1 ore înregistrate )
Postat: 7 ianuarie
I really enjoyed the original Puzzle Quest and when I first heard about this sequel/spin off I got really excited. Bought the game, played about five battles and then it crashed. Couldn't even launch it successfully ever since. That is somewhat even more remarkable given the fact I've tried to do so on a variety of computers. This is literally a game I wanted to enjoy but it didn't want me to.
Dangerous Beans
( 2.1 ore înregistrate )
Postat: 1 noiembrie, 2015
I had this on NDS and thought it was a fun time waster. It's not as good on PC since my PC isn't portable, but it's the same game. If you like puzzle games and sci-fi then this is worth checking out.
Doug Dimmadome
( 4.3 ore înregistrate )
Postat: 13 octombrie, 2015
Was very disappointed that the story encounters scale to your level. Leveling up makes the game MORE difficult instead of less.

The concept is there to make a good game but the execution is flawed. Never had the crashing error but it seems to be prevalent based on other reviews. Maybe I'll go back and play it all the way through one day if I'm feeling ambitious.

3/10 Would not recommend
ρоѕιтяои_
( 47.9 ore înregistrate )
Postat: 3 octombrie, 2015
Developed by Infinite Interactive and published by D3Publisher Of America Inc., Puzzle Quest: Galactrix is yet another puzzle roleplaying game in Infinites steadily growing stable of quality match 3 titles. The wonderful thing about this game, however, that sets it apart from the other Puzzle Quest titles is that this one does not take place in a fantasy setting. No dragons, no swords and no magic. Galactrix instead is set far into the future and deals with aliens, lasers and technology. You take on the role of a rogue M.R.I. pilot scouring the galaxy in your spaceship trying to uncover clues in an intergalactic mystery that will affect the fate of the entire universe.

I'm happy to report that the addictive match 3 gameplay is back but with an all new redesigned puzzle battlefield as well. Gone are the circular gems of the fantasy based Puzzle Quest titles. They have been replaced by the more futuristic looking hexagonally shaped tiles and since this game takes place in space gravity will be a factor in how the tiles fall. If the match takes place in orbit around a planet, the tiles will always fall downward but if you are fighting in open space the tiles will come from whatever direction you made your previous move so strategy will also be a factor in how you battle. The puzzle play is the same as always, you try to match 3 or more colored tiles with each color representing a different aspect of your spacecraft such as weapons, shields, engineering, computer, psi and intel.

Combat in this game takes place between spaceships. Your chosen vessel can be outfitted with a plethora of different equipment and armaments which are the equivalent of spells and bladed weapons in the fantasy based Puzzle Quest games. These items use gunnery, engineering, science and shield energy corresponding with the different colored tiles respectively. Make enough matches and build up the appropriate amounts of energy and you will be able to use that piece of equipment or weapon on your opponents ship. Take down your enemies shields and do enough damage to the hull and you will be victorious. Victories will earn you intel, which is the equivalent of experience points, which you can then use to upgrade the level of your character giving the player bonuses to different abilites. Another method of damaging your opponents vessel besides using your weapons is by matching the numbered tiles. These mine-like tiles have a different number 1-10 indicating the power of the damage output so matching higher numbers will be devastating to either you or your enemy. Throughout the course of the game, you will be able to salvage or buy a number of different ships each with it's own unique options and upgrade potentials. Some of the ships will blow your mind in both their design and specifications but they will not be easy to accquire. If you want a top of the line ship you'll have to save your credits, do a little haggling or get your hands on some unique schematics and just build your own. As I mentioned earlier, there is also a large abundance of equipment and weapons that you can accquire to further augment your warship such as laser turrets, shield generators, repair drones, etc.. For example shield inhibitors, which are my personal favorite, cause your opponents shields to stall out and not regenerate which leaves their hull completely open to attack. WWCPD...What Would Captian Picard Do? Depending on your playstyle you'll definitely find the right combination of technology to suit you if you buy it, loot it or craft it.

The story is quite compelling as it involves you solving a big mystery so you want to keep playing in order to see what pieces of the puzzle, no pun intended, you can put together and what questions you can answer. The graphics are top notch and this is definitely one of the more amazing looking match 3 games. Anyone who is a fan of science fiction will appreciate the beautiful handrawn art of the various alien species, unique worlds and especially the different makes and models of spaceships, weapon arrays and equipment showcased in this gorgeous game. The musical score is excellent filled with an abundance of surreal, jolly and haunting tracks which fit the titles futuristic theme perfectly. Sound effects are also quite superb. You'll love the combat sounds of the various weapons systems, the impact of the explosions and the sound of your system crashing when your opponent uses some kind of sabotage tech on your computer as well as a number of other terrific effects. Besides the combat puzzles there are also a variety of different puzzle types which involve hacking, mining, crafting, haggling and gathering rumors.

Puzzle Quest: Galactrix is just so much fun and highly addictive. One gripe I do have about this title concerns gameplay. The game is completely random yet sometimes it seems as though your A.I. opponent receives and matches multiple damage tiles so many more times than you do to the point of sheer ridiculousness. I can't tell you how many times I've lost a battle because so many moves that I would make would yield nothing for me yet set the A.I. up for devastating damage against me time after time to the point of me rage quitting....oh it's so frustrating! With that said, this is still one of the best match 3 games I've had the pleasure of playing and I will continue to enjoy this title for years to come. If you've ever found yourself watching an episode of Star Trek or a similiar science fiction show and dreaming of commanding a spaceship in an epic battle then this game does a great job of delivering that experience to you. Puzzle Quest: Galactrix is highly recommended for any match 3, sci-fi or strategy gamer.
cartersretroreviews
( 32.4 ore înregistrate )
Postat: 30 septembrie, 2015
I bought a brand new computer with all the trimmings to play the latest games and do video editing and and the first game I play? Puzzle Quest Galactrix. I have just finished it and it is partially true what they say about the crashes. I guess it will depend on what system you play will depend on how frequent it crashes but it only crashed a half dozen times for me in 32 hours of playing it.

Forget the crashes for a minute.
Story is pretty poor for the most part. I felt one of the strong points to the original Puzzle Quest was its story. This time, it has one twist about 1/8 of the way through and then you meet Beta Prime about half way through. The story does get better at the end but it's a long time to wait between the three major things to happen.
You could only upgrade your character to level 50 and it didn't feel like it ever really contributed to anything. It did to begin with but after level 20 or so, none of it really mattered. The only thing that mattered was the ship I control.
The game play is different from the rest of the series and this put off a lot of people. Those people are delicate flowers who hate change because it didn't take very long to understand how the hexagonal blocks work and once you understood it, the game was fun.
You could only upgrade your character to level 50 and it didn't feel like it ever really contributed to anything. It did to begin with but after level 20 or so, none of it really mattered. The only thing that mattered was the ship I control.
There are TONNES of moves. Unfortunately you don't really need to experiment much to find out which ones are the most effective. I tested a total of 10 moves and found which 4 worked for me. That's all I needed by the way - 4 moves. One move that destroys all blue tiles on the board, one move that puts the enemy in a time warp and skips a few turns, Bole Mines and one move that destroys all of a colour of your choice and lets you keep all of the outcome.
You have the choice of ships is pretty good. You have 8 or 9 and I collected the 3 that were practically handed to me during the story and while I could purchase or build others I didn't need any of them.
The different types of puzzle you have is quite good. You have the regular attacks against enemies puzzle, rumors puzzle, timegate puzzle and mine puzzle which were all subtly different and the variety was really good.
The map is really massive but it was never really used to its full potential. There were plenty of missions but there were whole solar systems where I would have a whole bunch of missions in and then at least one half of the map had 0 missions. Some solar systems were there purely to have one mission where I hacked the timegate and click on a planet to deliver something. Maybe fight one enemy at most. It really felt like the developers had huge ideas to go with this but run out of time/money.
Sound was really good but it felt like that was what was causing all the crashes. It did start to feel a little repetitive by the end, though. But the sense of grandeur was not missing in the soundtrack.
I really enjoyed the moving backgrounds. It wasn't overwhelming or pulled focus from the gameplay or anything but was just nice to look at. The graphics of each Solar System was very simple but I enjoyed it a lot and made it immersive.
Patton_Pending
( 9.9 ore înregistrate )
Postat: 24 august, 2015
It's puzzle quest in space. Whaddya want?
glorfindel1975
( 22.7 ore înregistrate )
Postat: 10 august, 2015
English
I try to finish it. But it's a business. The crashes are commonplace and completely random. They happen after a couple of hours of game play or do not take place at all. Then, as happened today, it crashes 5 times in a row in just half an hour.

Mamma mia what a torment. Stay away, my nerves are on edge: this game is BROKEN and was left to die since it came out.

PS: you will find someone who says that is not true. Just do research online (not only on the Steam community) to get evidence.

The game is BROKEN and Steam should withdraw it from the store.

Puzzle Quest Galactrix is one of the few games for which I would require a refund

Italian
Cerco di portarlo avanti e finirlo. Ma è una impresa. I crash sono all'ordine del giorno e assolutamente casuali. Capita che il primo avvenga dopo un paio di ore di gioco o non avvenga proprio. Poi, come oggi, che crashi 5 volte di fila in solo mezz'ora.

Mamma mia che strazio. Statene alla larga, ho i nervi a fior di pelle, il gioco E' ROTTO e lasciato a morire da quando è apparso.

PS: troverete qualcuno che afferma che non è vero. Basta fare ricerche in rete (non solo Steam) per averne la prova. Il gioco è ROTTO e andrebbe ritirato dallo store. Invito Steam a provvedere.
Ad oggi sarebbe uno di quei titoli per cui chiederei il rimborso al volo.
jared_fordham
( 15.5 ore înregistrate )
Postat: 24 mai, 2015
Good variation of the Puzzle Quest series. Crashes regularly, would like to get the stability addressed with a patch or something.
Cyboy
( 1.4 ore înregistrate )
Postat: 13 mai, 2015
candy crush without the transactions

10/10 BUY NOW.
FrankGeus
( 6.3 ore înregistrate )
Postat: 11 aprilie, 2015
Game does not start anymore, not even after fresh install. You get stuck at a fancy start-up screen. Buy at your own risk!
V-master
( 20.3 ore înregistrate )
Postat: 6 aprilie, 2015
+ Good concept of leveling and use of the gear
* Need long time to used to hexagonal board and every possible movement
* Could use some nice features like names of systems on hover on map (the one when inside system) or faction that holds system on the second end of leapGate
* Hard
- Delay between matches (especially on time tasks)
- CRASHES A LOT


It crashes randomely, this is only reason for my negative.
Crash when normally playing,
crash when almost winning very hard fight,
crash when doing easy stuff...
crashes everywhere.
Zalkore
( 19.3 ore înregistrate )
Postat: 29 martie, 2015
I liked it but it wasn't outstanding. The 6-direction gravity in the playing field is good. The various versions in mini games are good. Its match 3, but the ability to push the board in six directions with the hex tiles makes it feel fresh.

I don't like the ship movement and avoiding constant patrols (with the mouse) in enemy systems. The overhead galaxy map has flashing planets that don't tell you whether they have a quest to complete there or a quest to pick up. It make traveling a pain. How easy would it be to put in hover text... or even NEW flashing over the corner of planet with more quests instead of places to complete the ones you have.

Everything in Galactrix feels so slow and unresponsive. Its just generally sluggish. I prefered Puzzle Quest Kingdoms for this reason. However I did like it, and I can still recommend it. I have enjoyed it.
hotdog Ɛݙ 🐝 Bzzz
( 14.8 ore înregistrate )
Postat: 25 martie, 2015
Changing over to hex cells with variable gravity feels like it would have been a better minigame instead of trying to stand on its own, it makes everything slower and harder to think about with no extra advantages.

The skills are way more limited and harder to obtain, and it's almost impossible to get a new ship to have the slots for equipping them unless you grind more content than the game exposes in a single playthrough which defeats the point.

The slow drop animations will kill you on the timed puzzles, thankfully they put in a way to skip them.

The AI still cheats.
aPlateOfGrapes
( 30.7 ore înregistrate )
Postat: 5 martie, 2015
Great game, and a nice spin on the old "match 3 to kill something" genre. If you like match 3 games and enjoyed other entries in the series, get it.
popehentai
( 21.4 ore înregistrate )
Postat: 1 martie, 2015
An interesting game, though you could hardly call it "puzzle" anything. The amout of sheer luck requred is absurd, as anything can drop in from the sides causing a chain for either "player" in a match.
Tartrazine
( 1.7 ore înregistrate )
Postat: 4 februarie, 2015
It's Puzzle Quest... in spaaaaace. The game's big flaw is that to move to a different area, you will often have to complete a timed version of the puzzle where you race to make specific color matches in order. It's very annoying and frequent. Fortunately, it's easy to hack those timed puzzles out of the game.

The game also crashed frequently for me on Windows 7 64-bit, but running it on XP compatiblity mode and turning the music off seems to prevent the crashes.

So once you get rid of the mandatory timed puzzles and crashes, the game is fun, but it's just not as fun as the original Puzzle Quest. The hex grid feels too random, you have to spend too much time playing lame alternate versions of the battle (even aside from the timed ones), and the story is too grimdark (especially given that you can randomly blow up ships of any faction and they forgive you if you sell them some rocks).
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PIcked this up in a sale at 90% off; and yet I struggle to make sense of it. It feels like the computer is cheating all the time. I make a move, match 3,4 or even 5 gems, and if i'm lucky I'll get a chain. The computer will make a move and the gems added to the board conviently creates chain after chain after chain. The AI's moves is like a vegas fruit machine paying out, mine are like rotten fruit. I guess I could just be unlucky, but I suspect some fowl play going on. Oh and it crashed afer 25mins of play, taken steam with it.

I loved PQ-1, a bit more meh about PQ-2 but this is likely to never be played again..
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Postat: 13 ianuarie, 2014
It's a Puzzle Quest game. So of course it's great but I didn't ever really get into the puzzle gameplay of this game. I played every game in the series and while this one is good the other games are all so much better. Skip this one and get the original Puzzle Quest. If you already played all the other games and maybe want more: go ahead. Buy this.
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Postat: 25 noiembrie, 2013
You spend too much time hacking stargates, which leads to timed puzzles where you have to match certain colors, which are harder than they sound. Also, it crashes too often for my tastes.
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I loved Puzzle Quest, kinda meh on PQ2, but my god, do I hate this game.
Played for less than an hour and the computer cheats in this game more than in PQ, and I hate the game board, so confusing to try figuring out, and you are given no practice dummy to try making sense of it all.

Seriously cannot recommend this game, go play Puzzle Quest 1 or 2 instead.
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Postat: 3 octombrie, 2015
Developed by Infinite Interactive and published by D3Publisher Of America Inc., Puzzle Quest: Galactrix is yet another puzzle roleplaying game in Infinites steadily growing stable of quality match 3 titles. The wonderful thing about this game, however, that sets it apart from the other Puzzle Quest titles is that this one does not take place in a fantasy setting. No dragons, no swords and no magic. Galactrix instead is set far into the future and deals with aliens, lasers and technology. You take on the role of a rogue M.R.I. pilot scouring the galaxy in your spaceship trying to uncover clues in an intergalactic mystery that will affect the fate of the entire universe.

I'm happy to report that the addictive match 3 gameplay is back but with an all new redesigned puzzle battlefield as well. Gone are the circular gems of the fantasy based Puzzle Quest titles. They have been replaced by the more futuristic looking hexagonally shaped tiles and since this game takes place in space gravity will be a factor in how the tiles fall. If the match takes place in orbit around a planet, the tiles will always fall downward but if you are fighting in open space the tiles will come from whatever direction you made your previous move so strategy will also be a factor in how you battle. The puzzle play is the same as always, you try to match 3 or more colored tiles with each color representing a different aspect of your spacecraft such as weapons, shields, engineering, computer, psi and intel.

Combat in this game takes place between spaceships. Your chosen vessel can be outfitted with a plethora of different equipment and armaments which are the equivalent of spells and bladed weapons in the fantasy based Puzzle Quest games. These items use gunnery, engineering, science and shield energy corresponding with the different colored tiles respectively. Make enough matches and build up the appropriate amounts of energy and you will be able to use that piece of equipment or weapon on your opponents ship. Take down your enemies shields and do enough damage to the hull and you will be victorious. Victories will earn you intel, which is the equivalent of experience points, which you can then use to upgrade the level of your character giving the player bonuses to different abilites. Another method of damaging your opponents vessel besides using your weapons is by matching the numbered tiles. These mine-like tiles have a different number 1-10 indicating the power of the damage output so matching higher numbers will be devastating to either you or your enemy. Throughout the course of the game, you will be able to salvage or buy a number of different ships each with it's own unique options and upgrade potentials. Some of the ships will blow your mind in both their design and specifications but they will not be easy to accquire. If you want a top of the line ship you'll have to save your credits, do a little haggling or get your hands on some unique schematics and just build your own. As I mentioned earlier, there is also a large abundance of equipment and weapons that you can accquire to further augment your warship such as laser turrets, shield generators, repair drones, etc.. For example shield inhibitors, which are my personal favorite, cause your opponents shields to stall out and not regenerate which leaves their hull completely open to attack. WWCPD...What Would Captian Picard Do? Depending on your playstyle you'll definitely find the right combination of technology to suit you if you buy it, loot it or craft it.

The story is quite compelling as it involves you solving a big mystery so you want to keep playing in order to see what pieces of the puzzle, no pun intended, you can put together and what questions you can answer. The graphics are top notch and this is definitely one of the more amazing looking match 3 games. Anyone who is a fan of science fiction will appreciate the beautiful handrawn art of the various alien species, unique worlds and especially the different makes and models of spaceships, weapon arrays and equipment showcased in this gorgeous game. The musical score is excellent filled with an abundance of surreal, jolly and haunting tracks which fit the titles futuristic theme perfectly. Sound effects are also quite superb. You'll love the combat sounds of the various weapons systems, the impact of the explosions and the sound of your system crashing when your opponent uses some kind of sabotage tech on your computer as well as a number of other terrific effects. Besides the combat puzzles there are also a variety of different puzzle types which involve hacking, mining, crafting, haggling and gathering rumors.

Puzzle Quest: Galactrix is just so much fun and highly addictive. One gripe I do have about this title concerns gameplay. The game is completely random yet sometimes it seems as though your A.I. opponent receives and matches multiple damage tiles so many more times than you do to the point of sheer ridiculousness. I can't tell you how many times I've lost a battle because so many moves that I would make would yield nothing for me yet set the A.I. up for devastating damage against me time after time to the point of me rage quitting....oh it's so frustrating! With that said, this is still one of the best match 3 games I've had the pleasure of playing and I will continue to enjoy this title for years to come. If you've ever found yourself watching an episode of Star Trek or a similiar science fiction show and dreaming of commanding a spaceship in an epic battle then this game does a great job of delivering that experience to you. Puzzle Quest: Galactrix is highly recommended for any match 3, sci-fi or strategy gamer.
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Postat: 13 ianuarie, 2014
Highly buggy, may not event start.

The start menue is bugged on windows 7 64 bit. Only background and a mouse pointer appears, and the game won't start (see the toic on the discussion board). Lets hope this gets fixed sometimes becuase right now this is a scam, not a game.

Update: The stuck in menue is a driver issue appearing for both AMD and Nivida drivers. Personally (having a nvida 470) updating to latest drivers and restarting the comupter solved the problems. My older drivers were still petty recent (around half a year old), which I likely why a lot of people see this issue.

As for the game itself, and the recomendation, I'll update the review once more when I've played enough.
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Postat: 13 ianuarie, 2014
Don't let my short play time dissuade you from my review. I've been playing this game for about 2 years on my laptop. I just played a bit to make sure the Steam version works, and it does. Quite flawlessly, really. I've encountered none of the issues anyone else has, so far. I'm on a Win 7 64-bit laptop.

This game has lost none of it's charm, or it's difficulty. It plays simply enough. All you have to do is connect 3-or-more like colored tiles to gain the effect desired. During battle you can only move one tile per turn. The game seamlessly enters weapons and other tools you can use during battle as well. For example, you have a laser. This laser requires 5 red tiles to use. During the battle, you make enough red tile combos to get 5, and then you can use the laser. If you don't want to use it right away, that's fine. Every time you get a combo, these colored tiles are added to the ship's "battle inventory", and are stored for later use. There are tools to alter the gravity of the board, destroy specific tiles to gain their bonuses, affect your (or your enemy's) ship in some way, etc. To damage the enemy ship, you make a combo of the mines that are strewn about the board. Each mine has it's own number blinking on it, which is the amount of damage it causes. A combo of 3 level 5 mines will deal 15 damage, for example. You could get a combo of 7 level 10 mines (very hard to do), and deal massive damage in just one turn. Be aware that your enemy also uses these mines, and has their own weapons and tools. Don't worry though, as battles aren't timed. You will have all the time you need to study the board, and make a decision.

You can mine asteroids to gain materials to sell to any of the star bases, then use the profits to buy new ships, weapons, etc. Each asteroid has different materials on them, and each has an amount listed that you need to reach. If you reach these, you'll get a massive bonus to the resources you gain. Don't worry if you don't meet the requirement, you'll still get all the resources you mined. So it's always useful, and sometimes necessary, to mine during the game. Mining sequences are not timed, but have a limited amount of combos you can make, depending on the amount of tiles present on the board.

The most difficult, and extremely frustrating, point in the game... is the gate hacks. In order to get to different star systems, more asteroids to mine, and missions, you need to hack into an "star gate." This is not optional. In order to progress through the main story, this is required. Even if you don't want to explore. Each gate has a different difficulty. Every gate requires a certain amount of color combos to open it, and you have to do these in the shown sequence... and in the amount of time it gives you. The harder the difficulty of the gate, the more combos you have to make, and in less time available. Since the way the board works (once you get a combo, more tiles enter the board), you could easily get a string of combos and win within a few seconds. Or it'll give you a couple combos, and you can easily get confused as to why you aren't affecting the hack. You may think you need a purple tile, but the auto combos did it for you, but you didn't notice it. So you're entering purple combos to no effect. You can easily waste time this way, and tiles for future use. Unless you're a puzzle master, and love this much of a challenge, you are guaranteed to get frustrated.

This is an amazing game. I have never played a puzzle game quite like it. Everything it does, it does exceptionally well. The dialogue is great, the battles and mining are fun, the quests (though tedious at times) are well written and unique. The galaxy map is quite expansive, with plenty of systems to explore. There are multiple factions, each with their own feelings toward you, and your actions for or against them are reflected during the game. Each star base has different bonuses (positive and negative) for different resources, so if you care about getting the max bonus for each individual resource, you're going to be traveling a lot. I don't really worry about it, though. Most systems have a "shop" where you can buy everything you need. There's also a crafting system. Sometimes when you destroy ships, meet quest requirements, etc., you'll receive "plans." With these you can create new weapons and tools that were previously unavailable to buy, or make expensive items with cheap resources. Later on, you will have access to PSI abilities that allow you to "skip" battles (at the cost of PSI points) with certain ship classes. So if you have a massive battleship, you don't have to fight a lowly raider shuttle, if you don't want to.

As stated earlier, this game may or may not work for you. It has worked just fine for me. But I highly recommend this game to everyone who enjoys a good puzzle board, or space ship battles, or both. This is a great game.
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Postat: 13 ianuarie, 2014
I actually really enjoyed the departure from the fantasy setting and the overhaul of the gameplay. Maybe not as polished as the original PQ but still really good in it's own right. I grabbed it at 90% off which made it 99 cents and at that price it is a must buy for anyone that likes PQ or just puzzle games in general. At full price it is a little harder to recommend unless you are a puzzle game junkie, otherwise I would say just wait for a sale to pick this one up.
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15.9 ore înregistrate
Postat: 14 ianuarie, 2014
Possibly one of the most addictive tetris style games for me. Clash of heroes was another. I love games that dont try to impress you with flashy grpahics. It's simple, addictive and has a badass soundtrack. Buy it... buy it now!
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15 din 20 oameni (75%) au considerat această recenzie utilă
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10.8 ore înregistrate
Postat: 13 ianuarie, 2014
For 99cents you can not go wrong with this game. I have played for 3 hours already today. I know I will play a lot more. 99 cents for all that time playing. And it's fun. It is hard to wrap your head around the unique angles that the swaping takes place on, but that is part of the charm of these games.
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9 din 10 oameni (90%) au considerat această recenzie utilă
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Postat: 15 ianuarie, 2014
This game is so much more fun and addicting than I expected it to be! It's not simply a bejewled type game, it's a space RPG story with bejeleweled-type minigames instead of monster fights! There are several different types of games that are mostly connect 3+ gems of the same colour to get past the level but there are also energies you collect during fights to power up weapons against enemy ships, there are mining games where you collect different resources to sell in different systems for different prices, you gain reputations with different factions depending on who you attack and what you mine and you need to hack gateways to travel between systems by doing a timed mini-game of collecting a sequence of gems.
This game far exceeded my expectations and I would recommend this game to those who enjoy mouse only puzzle games as well as those who enjoy story-focused RPGs.
(Your character doesn't move though so the image you first choose sticks with you. My first pick had her hand stuck to her chest like some kind of bewildered ♥♥♥♥♥, I couldn't handle it had to make a new character)
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Postat: 6 februarie, 2014
I wasn't able to get into Galactrix like the previous Puzzle Quest games. They mixed up the formula and it doesn't have that same addiction factor as before. The gem movement takes some getting used to, but it does lead to more strategic gameplay like being able to prevent certain moves your opponent can make on their next turn. The different systems don't provide any heads up display information so you can't get an idea what is in the system before you visit. And the minimap doesn't even provide system names making it pretty useless. The game also crashes way too much, and each time it does I get discouraged from playing further. Nevertheless, it's still a decent RPG match 3 adventure, just a bit of a disappointment considering the other Puzzle Quest titles were so much better.
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8 din 9 oameni (89%) au considerat această recenzie utilă
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Postat: 15 ianuarie, 2014
I love this game. FIrst got it on my Nintendo DS. Don't know why everyone hates it so much. It's my favorite Puzzle Quest game (including Puzzle Kingdoms and Chronicles... I've played them all.) Yes, the gameboard is different. That makes it more challenging. All the puzzle variations are more embedded in the game and keep you on your toes, especially the jump gates. And the story is interesting (unlike Kingdoms). I felt like PQ1 cheated more than this one. PQ2 seemed to cheat the least, but once you got a solid strategy/spells in place, every battle was the same. It is worth way more than 99 cents!
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Postat: 1 februarie, 2014
Like Puzzle Quest? Tired of playing it the same way? Then get this game! Lots to like about this game.
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Postat: 28 februarie, 2014
Bought this on sale after having spent many hours enjoying Challenge of the Warlords. This game has a familiar Puzzle Quest feel but with a fresh new take on the match 3 mechanic. The game modes are challenging without being frustrating and the story board elements are amusing. The routing system between games can become a little tiresome much like previous Puzzle Quest games but the option to "buy-pass" some of this with your in game "credit" cuts the tedium down. The game has crashed a couple of times but that aside it's been a fun return to a game style I like with plenty of new elements to entertain.
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7 din 8 oameni (88%) au considerat această recenzie utilă
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1.2 ore înregistrate
Postat: 27 ianuarie, 2014
Played on Win8 tablet (i5, HD4000):

This is one of the greatest casual games to play on a tablet. The controls are perfect; there's no way to tell it's a PC game. Nothing staggers unlike most other "probably good to play on a tablet" games. You just click/swipe the diamonds, go through a pretty entertaining (for a casual game) story and don't ever worry about incorrectly read controls or anything else. There're tons of missions, RPG progression and some kind of minigames as well but nothing too complicated, so it's fun to play when you need to pass time.

- Works with touchscreen;
- Doesn't need multitouch;
- Doesn't require a keyboard;
- Runs smoothly.
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6 din 7 oameni (86%) au considerat această recenzie utilă
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19.8 ore înregistrate
Postat: 15 ianuarie, 2014
I usually don't like match 3 games, but this one, for some reason, I can't seem to let go.

'ah, 20 mins casual game time'... An hour later, I'm still playing. Now luckily, this isn't your normal match 3 game, you actually have to think about where you want things to fall. Now bear in mind, your playing board if hexagonal, 6 sided, and depending which 'gems' you move and how, depends on which way the gems fall.

It can be massively frustrating at times, especially if you have a decent spec ship, and the AI gets a shed load of mines on you in one fell swoop. Before you know it you're starting again. Same with the hacking and mining. At least with the hacking you can keep going back.

Crafting your parts and the ability to upgrade your craft is quite a nice touch, and the map is quite large. There's certainly more than enough to keep peeps entertained for some time.

For a simple format match 3 game, I like it.
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6 din 7 oameni (86%) au considerat această recenzie utilă
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Postat: 1 martie, 2014
For a puzzle game, this is suprisingly addictive, after the first hour or so, this get's quite strategical and difficult.

Recommend that you get all the PSI you can, while the hacking and battles are easy. I made the mistake of going for firepower and that is rarely a good thing.

If you do go down the 'RUN AND GUN' method, get better weapons by selling cargo when it is green on the sell menu!

GET IT NAOW
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6 din 8 oameni (75%) au considerat această recenzie utilă
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0.5 ore înregistrate
Postat: 14 ianuarie, 2014
Very casual game, with slight RPG elements, and a simple but enjoyable storyline. If you like games that you can play with one hand on the mouse, and the other hand on your beer, buy it. It's cheap fun.
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6 din 8 oameni (75%) au considerat această recenzie utilă
O persoană a considerat această recenzie amuzantă
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1.5 ore înregistrate
Postat: 14 ianuarie, 2014
This game is a refreshing take on puzzle quest, now in - spaaace!

The gem matching system took a new turn - You now move on a hex like grid and can choose any direction. I like it!

You upgrade your hero and ship, buy equipment, lots of fun.

If you enjoy 'color' matching games like bejewled and puzzle quest - get this!

Especially now since its on sale! (This is the reason I'm writing this review now quickly)
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