Jump to content



Photo
- - - - -

25% off Puzzle Quest: Galactrix for Xbox LIVE


  • Please log in to reply
18 replies to this topic

#1 KarcassmaKer

KarcassmaKer

Posted 19 November 2009 - 06:55 PM

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0021L8MDS

#2 sonnyforple

sonnyforple

    CAGiversary!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 19 November 2009 - 07:06 PM

Any other arcade deals besides this one? Still seems expensive.

#3 Confucius

Confucius

    Corporate Shill

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 19 November 2009 - 07:06 PM

hmmmm... anyone play Gyromancer yet?

This or Gyro?

#4 chopper

chopper

    The King Of Pancakes

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 19 November 2009 - 07:15 PM

For my money, definitely Gyro.... I spent about two hours with Gyro last night and I felt it was addictive in a way that Galactrix never was. Just so you know, there are some downright horrific design decisions that went into Galactrix.

#5 Confucius

Confucius

    Corporate Shill

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 19 November 2009 - 07:20 PM

I felt it was addictive in a way that Galactrix never was. .


As in the same way the original PQ was? Did you play that one?

#6 Felder71

Felder71

    I am Iron Gland!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 19 November 2009 - 07:25 PM

Interesting timing, for sure.
Posted Image

#7 GlassAgate

GlassAgate

    CAGiversary!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 19 November 2009 - 11:37 PM

It's cool that Amazon has sales on XBLA codes. I just wish that
they would have them more often.

#8 DrUnkAgAIn

DrUnkAgAIn

    I like money.

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 20 November 2009 - 01:58 AM

Still $5 too much.

#9 mtxbass1

mtxbass1

    This space for rent.

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 20 November 2009 - 02:09 AM

bah real money. I was hoping this was a sale on live. Thanks anyway OP.



#10 utopianmachine

utopianmachine

    Deal Ninja

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 20 November 2009 - 04:14 AM

As in the same way the original PQ was? Did you play that one?


Puzzle Quest is the greatest Bejeweled clone I've ever played. Galactrix was a stellar disappointment. It in no way lived up to its predecessor. Gyromancer is a true credit to the Puzzle Quest formula.

#11 Decker

Decker

    Xbox Live Cannon Fodder

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 20 November 2009 - 07:32 AM

Puzzle Quest is the greatest Bejeweled clone I've ever played. Galactrix was a stellar disappointment. It in no way lived up to its predecessor. Gyromancer is a true credit to the Puzzle Quest formula.


I gotta agree (with the Galactrix part at least). It's just boring and the new hex puzzle mechanic makes it far less intuitive to play through. I may not be sold on Gyromancer based on the demo, but it certainly is more entertaining than Galactrix which is one of the most disappointing, ill-advised sequels I've played in a long time.

decker%2001.jpg


#12 utopianmachine

utopianmachine

    Deal Ninja

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 20 November 2009 - 02:04 PM

I may not be sold on Gyromancer based on the demo, but it certainly is more entertaining than Galactrix which is one of the most disappointing, ill-advised sequels I've played in a long time.


I remember when I started playing Galactrix, so excited because it was a sequel to the game I sunk so many hours into. And then...my excitement just fizzled out. The storyline and visuals were just so bland compared to the original game.

#13 OnyxPrimal

OnyxPrimal

    Chocolate Goodness

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 20 November 2009 - 02:18 PM

This is showing as $20 for me. I'm not paying $20 for it. :)

#14 chopper

chopper

    The King Of Pancakes

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 20 November 2009 - 03:06 PM

I spent another two hours with Gyromancer last night, so I feel like I've got enough experience with the game at this point to say this:

It's extremely fun, it's worth the points, but it's not quite as good as Puzzle Quest.

There are a couple of small problems with Gyromancer that keep it from reaching the heights of PQ. Now, that being said, the game does not even remotely come close to the terrible mess that was Galactrix.

#15 Confucius

Confucius

    Corporate Shill

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 20 November 2009 - 03:12 PM

I spent another two hours with Gyromancer last night, so I feel like I've got enough experience with the game at this point to say this:

It's extremely fun, it's worth the points, but it's not quite as good as Puzzle Quest.

There are a couple of small problems with Gyromancer that keep it from reaching the heights of PQ. Now, that being said, the game does not even remotely come close to the terrible mess that was Galactrix.


I think when Gyromancer is cheaper I'll jump on it. I really liked PQ's battle mechanics.

#16 utopianmachine

utopianmachine

    Deal Ninja

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 20 November 2009 - 03:21 PM

I spent another two hours with Gyromancer last night, so I feel like I've got enough experience with the game at this point to say this:

It's extremely fun, it's worth the points, but it's not quite as good as Puzzle Quest.


If anything is ever as good as Puzzle Quest, I'll dash out and buy two copies. One, because they deserve it. Two, because I'll be just that darn impressed.

#17 Vader582

Vader582

    Dark Lord of Savings

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 20 November 2009 - 03:34 PM

I would steer people far away from Galactrix. I picked up the PC version for $10 when it first came out. I was all jazzed up for the XBLA version but the game is tedious to put it mildly. I'm thankful I bought the PC version because it saved me the MS points. The game mostly consists of you unlocking gates to get to the actual missions/planets. $15 is $15 too much IMO and I certainly wouldn't pay full retail. Even $5 is pushing it. I was really looking forward to a sci-fi themed PQ but this is not the game I was looking for. You'd be better off playing PQ again or buying it, if you haven't already.
Posted Image
Posted Image
TV?
Spoiler

Spoiler

Fist bump?

#18 Lord Alfred

Lord Alfred

    Dr. Zoidberg

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 20 November 2009 - 05:00 PM

I think when Gyromancer is cheaper I'll jump on it. I really liked PQ's battle mechanics.



Make sure you play the demo. Gyromancer, despite it's looks, plays very little like PQ. I was very disappointed in it and it found it far less engaging than PQ.

#19 WonkyToad

WonkyToad

    CAG-aholic

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 20 November 2009 - 05:11 PM

Showing $20 for me too.
Block freedom to access ANY kind of information and you do just that; Block Freedom!
Posted Image
Posted Image