Games Reviews: Konami’s Puzzle Chronicles


Format DS, PSP

Publisher Konami

An odd fusion of role-playing and puzzle game, Puzzle Chronicles casts the player as a barbarian endeavouring to free his tribe from slavers. Battles are a curious affair, monsters lining up against our hero in Street Fighter style, but only by correctly arranging and destroying sequences of power gems will the combatants exchange blows while items such as enchanted gloves or magical rings augment attacking options. Puzzle Chronicles never quite hits the addictive heights of a genre leader like Tetris, but proves simple to quickly pick up yet deceptively difficult to master.