I made the horrible mistake last week, while browsing Steam, of downloading Infinite Interactive’s diabolically addictive little game Puzzle Quest. Omigodomigodomigod. I’ve lost entire days to this madness, and there’s no end in sight.
In case you haven’t tried it, PQ is a strategy game married to an RPG. As you win successive rounds of the match-three-jewels play, you advance in a story, which gives you extra abilities that you can bring to future rounds. And so on.
At about $20, this is the best gaming value I’ve seen in years. I hear there’s a sequel in the works, but it’s going to be tough to beat this perfect little jewel of a game.