NZGamer writes: "So is it worth your time? Hard to say. If you're a hardcore Puzzle Quest fan you'll probably be disappointed initially but once you get past the graphics, sound and some of the gameplay (!), the twists on the game are a smart extension on what came before it. If you've never played Puzzle Quest before and are tempted by what you've heard about the series, buy the original Puzzle Quest instead. It was better the first time".