Journal Entry: Tue May 26, 2015, 5:53 PM
Hey there, folks. I know it's been quite a long time i haven't done any review on any game that i own, but i'd like to share my thoughts on the two Puzzle & Dragons games, Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition (or game combo, if you will) that i had purchased this past friday.
I've tried both games in the game combo cart that i own and i have to say that this may be a purchase that i might half regret on getting, though one half of the combo kinda saves it from being a failure of sorts. The reason for that is real simple. It's the Z part of the combo game that kinda makes it... a totally crappy game. BUT... on the other hand, the Super Mario Bros. version makes it a much better experience, seeing that the way Mario moves in the Mushroom Kingdom is the exact same way like in the New Super Mario Bros. games, while for the Z game, it kinda reminds me on how characters move in a normal RPG game of sorts. And knowing me, i really suck at RPG games. But the part that says puzzle in the name of this game makes it a much better game for me to play.
Anyway, when i tried the Puzzle & Dragons Z game, i was less than impressed on how the storyline goes on in that one, despite the fact that you have to drag orbs and match them to make them disappear and such. I'm not gonna go in that one, seeing that the anime style of that one doesn't plunge me in its world. On the other hand, the Mario version tells the story that Princess Peach invited Mario and Luigi to her castle to discuss about the magical orbs that showed up in her kingdom, only to, once again, get kidnapped by Bowser and his Koopa forces (including the Koopalings and Bowser Jr.) and for Kamek to scather those orbs all across the kingdom. As always, it's up to Mario and Luigi, as well as the allies he'll find during his Puzzle RPG adventure. Music from the Mario series, as well as characters from Mario's universe show up, as always, and you can make up to eight teams to raise their levels and such.
Quite frankly, i'm not much of a breeder of sorts, but at least the Mario version of the Puzzle & Dragons series seems to interest me. I'll just skip on the Z version of that one, seeing that it's boring to death. And i guess that once again, the Mario version of anything that comes out way makes things more interesting. Personally, i kinda wished they've released only the Super Mario edition rather than making it into a two-in-one combo 3DS cart of sorts. Oh well, i guess they wanted to find out which version stands out the most. And as always, Mario comes out on top.
Oh yeah, you can also activate Streetpass in that one... and in the less successful Z version too.
Regardless of one version being more of a hit rather than both games being a hit, i'll keep that one and see if i can beat Bowser once again.
-Eric B. (Shnoogums)
Watching: Various Youtube videos
Playing: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U