Puzzle games anyone? Advice needed here.

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  1. Iain Lambert

    Iain Lambert Screenwriter

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    Well, as the subject says I quite fancy getting a new puzzle game for in front of the TV (on my GBA I've got plenty, but thats a different subject really). I've got a PS2 and a Dreamcast currently, and while I've got plenty of good ones on my DC (Mr. Driller rules, but Bust A Move 4 gets a fair bit of play as well) I'm trying to find something for my PS2 to do.

    I've already made the mistake of buying Super Bust A Move, which is just like Bust A Move 4 on DC but with a totally broken control system and horrible new graphic style, and I bought Fantavision but I'm struggling to get my head round the game. Once upon a time there were tons of puzzlers out there; now it seems my only hope is to fork out for a Gamecube so I can buy my own Monkey Ball.

    So, are there ANY decent PS2 puzzle games out there?
     
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    Worms Blast is quite good fun but i suggest you rent it first and definitely pick up Frequency when it comes out...awesome rythmn type game and packed with fantastic tunes and great multiplayer!
    check out a review here:
    http://www.gaming-age.com/cgi-bin/re...game=frequency
     
  3. Iain Lambert

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    Thanks Paul. I'd forgotten that Frequency was going to get a UK release after all, probably after Edge and the rest banging on about it in their inimitable way.

    Worms Blast just looked like another Puzzle Bobble type game, which I've gone all cautious about, but I might try to rent it soon.
     
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    Worms Blast /is/ Puzzle Bobble "with a twist!". Sigh.

    Personally, I'd suggest sweeping up some bargain PSX puzzlers instead of waiting for PS2 specific ones.
     
  5. Paul Richardson

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    There's also a puzzle game called "Zoocube" coming out for GCN and GBA. It looks interesting. I don't know if a PS2 version is the works though.
     
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    And Namco's releasing a new Mr. Driller for one of the consoles, the GameCube if I'm not mistaken...
     
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    Nintendo needs to do an update of TetriSphere. I loved that game. I don't think it did very well though.
     
  8. Iain Lambert

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    New Mr. Driller on Gamecube? Right, I'm definitely getting one now!
     
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    Have you given ICO a play?, not a puzzle game as such but still a fantastic gaming experience.
     
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    I'm looking forward to all of the cube's puzzle games. Zoocube comes next week! Mr. Driller will likely be fun, and an update of Tetrisphere would rock! Let's hope they think so too.
     
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    Re: ICO. I tried the demo, was really getting into it, and then these shadow guys turned up and kidnapped Yorda. Over and over and over again. Repeatedly.

    Did I say it happened a lot, without me being able to progress any further? Well, it happened quite a fair bit before I gave up.

    Well, as I couldn't even complete the demo (which is fairly clearly just the first few rooms), I decided I was too bad at it to fork out £40 for the full thing.
     
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    If you've got a Cube, there is also Pikmin. Great game, but limited replayability.
     
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    I just want a brand new four-player version of Tetris Attack. I'm usually not really big on puzzlers, but Tetris Attack sucked time away from me like few games do. A friend and I used to play it for hours back during my undergrad, great fun [​IMG]
     
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    If you can find it... I still think Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo is one of the best competetive puzzle games ever made...

    You might find a PS1 version lying around somewhere, and I believe they released it for the Dreamcast in Japan...

    (you'd have to look around to find either of these)

    Good luck...
     
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    PSX Super Puzzle Fighter isn't anywhere near as 'hard to find' in the UK as it is over here in the US.

    The Dreamcast version is fairly plentiful too - you should be able to pick it up from importers for around $40.

    I wish Capcom would realise what they're sitting on & re-release it in the US for a sensible price. They'd get a nice bunch of sales if it was rereleased at $9.99 on the PSX.
     

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