When you imitate a classic it’s usually best to be sure you’re somewhere near matching its level of quality
For gamers who enjoy a mix of puzzles, some strategy, and a bit of RPG-ish fun, there’s no question that the Puzzle Quest series has been a consistent staple on a number of platforms. I’ve always felt it a bit strange that its core formula hasn’t been picked up and repeated too often, but given the general level of polish of that series perhaps rival developers are intimidated to try to match, let alone surpass, what they've brought to the table.Enter Pocket Quest, a budget-friendly rival that has some obvious similarities right out of the gate. But how does it hold up as competition? Sadly, not very well, more often settling to simply go through the motions to seem similar enough, while at a generally lower level of quality. It just doesn’t feel like it was pursued with a high a bar in mind. While there has only been the single Puzzle Quest release on the Switch from a few years ago, it would be a far better use of your time to simply revisit it than be stuck playing this shallow pretender.
Justin Nation, Score: