Wizards of the Coast and publisher D3 Go! have just announced Magic: The Gathering Puzzle Quest for iOS and Android devices. Coming out in the fall, this free-to-play game combines the match-three puzzle mechanics of the popular puzzle RPG, Puzzle Quest with the gameplay and lore of Magic: The Gathering.
I’ve been a huge fan of the Puzzle Quest series ever since the first one was released, so having this crossover with Magic is pretty huge. Unfortunately the game will be free-to-play but with in-app purchases. That fact combined with the type of game it is has me dreading how terrible that combination will be. I’d much rather pay $5 for a quality app than have to deal with all the in-app crap.
Here’s hoping it handles it as well as Magic Duels does.
I wouldn’t get too excited. You need only look at the Adventure Time Puzzle Quest app to see what you’re in store for. I loved the original PQ for DS. But even that game was buggy.