Puzzle Quest Galactrix Impressions

From the makers of Puzzle Quest Challenge of the Warlords, comes Puzzle Quest Galactrix with a view into a futuristic, space setting. Galactrix is visually similar to the “Hexic” games, with tiles that are hexagonal (and can therefore be swapped in six possible directions). The game promises a full-featured campaign mode, online multiplayer for 2 to 4 players, and downloadable content, including ships, items, plans, planets, factions and missions.

The basics of Puzzle Quest: Galactrix a horrifying scientific accident has provoked another race to attempt extermination of humankind. Each player creates a persistent pilot who gains skills, crafts items, maneuvers among the universe’s political factions, and upgrades the ultimate space fleet as they attempt to end the genocide.

The puzzle mechanic is an all-new hexagonal puzzle board. Which allows for deeper strategic thinking since it heeds to gravity according to how the player moves around the universe. This, along with new gameplay elements like hacking jumpgates, negotiating with factions, trading commodities and collecting blueprints. This makes Puzzle Quest: Galactrix a captivating new adventure to explore space and conquer areas of the galaxy.

This game does not disappoint, just like the first game in the series Puzzle Quest Way of the Warlords, this truly brings you fully immersed into a realm of science fiction fantasy. It allows you to search the galaxy for materials and trade with different star ports, and even allows for you to customize and build unique ships. Which would be the same as improving and creating custom weapons for your characters in the previous game. I highly recommend this one if you like puzzle games.

Note: The pictures are from the PC version of the game.

An artist from New York. Will has been writing, designing, and loving video games since he was young. He has traveled across the United States, and parts of Canada in order to learn more about the world of gaming. After visiting E3 for the first time in 2009, he has vowed to return there and show off a game of his own. In his spare time he tinkers with electronics, programming, and of course collecting video games.