Puzzle Quest: Galactrix

Puzzle Quest drifts off course once more
By MITCH KRPATA  |  March 10, 2009
2.5 2.5 Stars

Yes, Galactrix is a smidgen better than the original, if only because the AI has been improved. Battling enemies seems more a test of skill and less like receiving corporal punishment. Your opponents are devious but fair, and in a dogfight between two evenly matched vessels, you're often in for a drawn-out, dramatic affair complete with improbable comebacks and devastating last-second defeats. Yet the overall impression is the same: a game destined for the stars that blows up on the launch pad.

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