Platform: All (mobile, PC, PS4, XBox)
For the first time in Super Fun Time Gaming Girl blog history, a game is being replaced in my top 25 list. I know the list isn’t fully done yet, but in this instance, the former #17, Puzzle Quest, is being replaced with Gems of War.
Puzzle Quest deserves all of the props that I gave it in my original post. I have since fallen in serious like with Gems of War, however. The game takes the mechanics that made Puzzle Quest great and really ran with it. It’s the natural evolution of the game and it is oh so sweet.
This is a match-3 game combined with a card-based troop system with several different modes. It has an active online user base and is available on every platform, which makes it very accessible. I play it on all platforms but mobile. It’s fun to create my different play styles over the different platform. For example, I play a bit of a trickster goblin party on my PS4, but a more serious dragon-based party on my XBone.
The developer is constantly making great updates to the game and it doesn’t appear that they have plans to stop. Since I’ve been playing, they’ve added pets, weapon crafting and a completely re-done class system. One of my favorite modes is treasure mode, where you combine pieces to form bigger pieces and get more loot.
As you play, you can also conquer kingdoms and add troops to your arsenal. I am always adding, upgrading and maintaining new troops to my collection and tinkering with my lineups. There is also a PVP mode, although you aren’t actually playing a live person. You are playing a person’s team. I would love to see a live PVP and I wouldn’t be surprised if it showed up one day. The map of kingdoms is quite large and is growing:
Anyway, if you like match-3 games, this is the mother of them all. It will keep you busy for hours on end and you will keep coming back for more!