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Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 Review (Switch)

original Puyo Puyo Tetris It didn’t seem to work, but it was actually surprisingly overwhelming and one of the weirdest combinations like the one who came up with the idea of ​​cola chicken: definitely a crazy idea, but the result is that It tells itself. Puyo Puyo Tetris is back, but at first glance it doesn’t seem to have changed. Too Often there are at least two new modes here that allow fans to do something new, even if the first surprise element is gone.

Like its predecessor Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 Sega Puyo Puyo Tetris Company series … uh, Tetris.. Players can play either mode in solo play, or combine both in a strange fusion mode where both Puyo and Tetromino drop into the play area at the same time. If you prefer one of the two puzzle series and don’t get along with the other series, rest assured that there are plenty of options to stick with the brand of your choice. Well, most of the time.

Like the original, the main center of the game for solo players is adventure mode. As before, Adventure is a long story mode in which various weird and eccentric characters engage in strange plots about the world of Puyo Puyo and Tetris clashes. Most characters in the adventure mode of the original game will return to the sequel, and after a period of adjustment, many characters will have to forget about the event in the first game and introduce themselves to the characters they met earlier. This goes at full speed again. ..

The adventure mode of the first game has a really hilarious conversation, and this sequel is no exception. Many characters have their own quirky personalities, and localization is well handled. Even if you’re not in the puzzle game storyline, you may have a hard time skipping cutscenes. It’s so much fun with them: how the characters react to each revelation in their own loving way, not necessarily finding out what will happen next.

However, one of the potential issues inherited from the adventure mode of the first game is that you need to specifically play either Puyo Puyo or Tetris on several stages in order to progress. If you’re not really a fan of one of them, or if you’re good at one but desperate for the other, you don’t have much choice. If you want to advance your adventure, you need to learn to play each game at least to the standard where you can beat your CPU opponents. By playing convincingly, you’ll earn 3 stars and fully stage. For example, if you can’t get along with Puyo Puyo, you’ll be forced to play in the first few stages and you’ll be snooked immediately.

Of course, what we’ve told you so far isn’t news for anyone who has already played the first game. All the pros and cons I’ve already mentioned were so numerous in the original Puyo Puyo Tetris that it’s permissible to wonder exactly what’s new here. Now, the main new battle type that is built into adventure mode and can be played locally or online is called skill battle. This is a two-player battle mode in which each player forms a team of three characters and participates in a battle with a very gentle RPG element.

In skill battles, both you and your opponent have an HP meter. Clearing Puyo and Line will damage your opponent, lower your HP, and restore your HP. Of course, if you can reduce your opponent’s HP to zero, you will win the battle. If you win a skill battle match, your team’s character will level up. This will increase the amount of HP, the amount of damage done to your opponent, how much you can defend against attacks, and more. You can also collect cards that you can equip to increase these stats.

However, the central mechanic of skill battles is skill (there is a clue in the name). Each member of the team has a specific skill that can be triggered at the push of a button (assuming you have enough MP to do so). These are useful when you need to get out of a tight jam. For example, Tetris players can use their assemble skills to shuffle blocks and remove gaps they create. Puyo Puyo players, on the other hand, change all skills that change the entire Puyo Puyo line to the same color.

Skill battles are an interesting way to add depth and strategy to the battle between Tetris and Puyo Puyo, but there is also the risk of complicating what is already a bit more complicated. Both games (especially Tetris) have become world-famous for their simplicity, and when combined, some of their simplicity has been removed. Sure, it still worked, but the barriers to entry were a bit higher. With the addition of team and skill movements and cards, leveling up and all those Shenanigans on top of it, there are still interesting but games that can no longer be claimed to have a simple “pick up and play” nature.

Once you decide that it’s enough to take on the rest of the world, you can go online with the wealth of options available to you. In addition to the free play section where you can create your own lobby and adjust different settings to your liking, there is also a ranked puzzle league mode divided into four separate “leagues”: the main puzzle League (where to play) Puyo Puyo and Tetris works), Puyo Puyo League, Tetris League, Skill Battle League.

These separate leagues are especially welcomed by players who do not want to entertain the possibility of playing both types of games.For example, this reviewer Huge Tetris has been a fan for over 30 years, but couldn’t get into Puyo Puyo. In this situation, the Tetris League is very attractive. So when people actually go online, it will. The joy of a global release date means that we couldn’t find any matches online during the pre-release review period. However, based on the online community of previous games, it’s not hard to find a game once it’s started, and if it’s like the previous game, it’s not hard to find. very It’s stable.

Mileage in Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 depends on the mileage in the first game. If you play it extensively and want the sequel to offer something equally revolutionary to rekindle your interests, you may want a little. The new adventure mode is clearly the biggest attraction for solo players, offering another interesting story in new skill battles and adding welcoming depth to the progress. That said, if you’re already completely happy with the first one, skill battles alone may not be enough to justify spending £ 34.99 / $ 39.99 on this sequel. Undoubtedly, this sequel is still great – it’s just not much different.

On the other hand, if the original Puyo Puyo Tetris passed by for some reason, but this caught your eye, some new modes added here essentially make the original redundant. As such, this is the version you should go to.

Conclusion

Puyo Puyo 2 couldn’t have the same impact as the first game, but it’s still a great puzzle title.Some people may feel that this is not the case Pretty Very different from the previous one, the new single-player story is as entertaining as last time, and skill battle mode adds an interesting mechanic to the mix. It’s still absolutely full of content. As was the case with the first game, the impact is slightly less.

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