While it brings a bit more than just core Match-3 to the table, it doesn’t aspire to elevating the experience as much as some peers
When you’re bringing a more casual puzzle experience that many people recognize as one they can play on their phones (many times for free), it’s important to clearly add some value in the transition to a dedicated game system. Match Ventures doesn’t stick to a static single screen, instead having you use positioned matches to allow you to move around what are often multiple areas in dungeons, and that adds some flavor but not terribly much. Using the gold you find you’ll work on rebuilding a castle bit by bit before venturing into another space, but unlike some of its genre peers this doesn’t go very far afield to be interesting, and thus doesn’t step up to quite the same level as much of its more varied and compelling competition.
Justin Nation, Score: