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Puzzle Quest 2

Platform(s): Nintendo DS, PC, PSP, Xbox 360
Genre: Puzzle
Publisher: D3Publisher (EU), D3Publisher of America (US)
Developer: Infinite Interactive
Release Date: June 30, 2010

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'Puzzle Quest 2' (ALL) Details Character Classes - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 9, 2010 @ 12:05 a.m. PDT

Puzzle Quest 2 features a blend of match-3 gem matching and fantasy, with a simple but meaningful role playing experience, using all-new weapons, spells, and shields that make every decision meaningful and never passive in the deepest puzzle adventure yet.

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Puzzle Quest 2 combines its trademark style with an enhanced real-time experience using all-new weapons, spells, and shields that make every decision meaningful and never passive in the deepest puzzle adventure yet.

Puzzle Quest 2 features its hallmark blend of match-3 gem matching and fantasy, with a simple but meaningful role playing experience where players can choose any of four character classes; War Mage, Inquisitor, Barbarian or Assassin. Each character class provides interesting twists during multiple play-throughs as players reclaim the once peaceful village of Verloren from the evil clutch of the demon Gorgon. Players will be able to level up each character to progress through the adventure in Story Mode or even dive into Instant Action, Tournament Mode, or Mutliplayer Mode for a rich and diverse experience. With the entire Puzzle Quest world accessible on your fingertips in real-time action, players will be able to get a more streamlined experience for instant gratification.

We’ve all fallen asleep in class at one time, so we’ll make a deal with you.  If you’re interested in staying alive in Puzzle Quest 2, we’ll give you a quick overview of the new classes; Templar, Assassin, Barbarian and Sorcerer and include some general strategy on how to best to play as them. [Note: as Etheria is an equal opportunity fantasy realm, players can also choose to be either a female or male version of each class, and the stats for each class are the same regardless of gender] And in the interest of keeping you awake, we’ll make this class discussion to the point.

Barbarian

Barbarians are a well-rounded class, with both solid offensive and defensive spells.  They are the only class that may use the most powerful two-handed weapons, and start with 29 Life points.

Barbarians start with higher strength and stamina, and their first spell is appropriately called “pummel”. They are a great character for players who prefer big weapons that do heavy damage. Players who use the Barbarian will want to accumulate more action points and equip big, two-handed weapons like the heavy club and bastard sword.


Assassin

Assassins may appear weak at first, but their spells combine to deliver some of the most lethal damage in the game.  By activating a “stealth” spell first, an Assassin with enough mana can then activate a series of “strike” spells which (with stealth enabled) will double the damage.

The assassin’s starting spell, “sneak attack” will help whittle away at enemy life points.  Even though it does minimal damage, it does NOT use up a turn, so use it regularly when you have a good supply of blue mana.

Assassins are best outfitted in leather armor, and the Assassin’s signature weapon is the dirk, find a good one to upgrade as it deals a decent amount of damage for a relatively limited number of action points. Assassins are also the only class that can use the most powerful poisons.

Sorcerer

In many ways, Sorcerers really are the masters of the puzzle quest board –  with spells for all occasions from direct damage to board manipulation, the Sorcerer is the thinking man’s or resourceful puzzler’s character.

Sorcerers are the only class that can use mana tonics; they have fewer life points, but can also start with the highest amount of mana “30”.  Spell-casters will want to rally behind the “Mage Strike” spell and focus less on wielding traditional weapons.

Templar

Cautious and methodical players will appreciate the Templar. The Templar is the master of defense –they start with the highest number of life points, 30, and gain five per level (Barbarians and Assassins gain four, Sorcerers only three).  Unlike the Assassin, they may not be able to deal a lot of quick damage, but they are difficult to kill.

The Templars starting spell is “Defensive Wall” and true to a knight class, they are the only class in the game which can wear the most protective armor, plate armor, and the only class to carry Tower Shields.

In the tradition of the original Puzzle Quest – Puzzle Quest 2 combines an easy-to-play match-3-based puzzle system with the a compelling fantasy adventure and strategic turn-based combat found at the heart of all great role-playing games.

Puzzle Quest 2 further intensifies the puzzle-RPG blend as action points are awarded for deeper combat experience.  Exploration of the dungeon-crawling variety also brings with it new puzzling mini-games when finding loot, discovering and disarming traps, breaking down doors, picking locks, and more.

Level your hero, learn new spells, acquire new deadlier weapons, better armor, and put your puzzle skills to the ultimate test against more dangerous foes as you descend deeper and deeper into this dungeon.  What lies in wait? It is said “No Daemon sleeps forever...”

Puzzle Quest 2 is rated “E10+” by the ESRB,


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