IGN: "The role-playing elements are found between battles when you're exploring lush environments, chatting with locals, gaining party members, and leveling up your characters. It's a rewarding system that allows for a little creativity in how you approach combat. Once you engage in battle, you are thrust into an addictive puzzle game.
With the battlefield divided in half, your army is on the bottom and the enemy's on top. The object is to launch attacks at your opponent and deplete his or her health. By creating vertical stacks and horizontal rows of at least three same-colored units, you create attackers and defenses, respectively. "