naia-the-gamer blog header photo
naia-the-gamer's c-blog
Fronts 4Posts 1Blogs 53Following 0Followers 115



Back on the sauce (AKA Playing Puzzle Quest)

I'm sick. I don't know what is causing me to be sick, but I have had a fever that has been coming and going all week, sore throat, dizziness, tiredness, the works. This illness has been draining my life away. So since I need to rest and lay low, I've been trying to find something to do. I got some XBLA points and I bought Puzzle Quest.

I rented it on the PSP when it came out last March and had a strong love/hate relationship with the game. I hated every last bit of it, but I couldn't stop playing it. The more I died, the more I wanted to try again. I spent hours upon hours on the game. When I finished it, I wanted to play it again. When I heard it was coming out on the XBox 360 I decided I would support the game by actually purchasing it this time.

To make matters worse, the only reason why I've taken a break from playing the game is because I've gotten my fiancee hooked on the game. He wanted to be able to see it on a bigger screen before trying it out, which I can't say I blame him. Oh well, I now have time to write on my Destructoid blog about my sickness and love of Puzzle Quest.

I have to say playing through it a second time I am enjoying it a lot more. The side quests involving capturing enemies, mounts, and building up skills adds so much replay value. I'm wondering how I missed all that the last time I played through the game. Since I've had more practice I can prevent the AI from doing so many cheap combos compared to my first play-through. I love those cheap bastards.

Do any of you folks out there have a love/hate relationship with a game? Does it change over time?


I need some sleep, and to not have a temperature of 100 degrees...
Login to vote this up!



Please login (or) make a quick account (free)
to view and post comments.

 Login with Twitter

 Login with Dtoid

Three day old threads are only visible to verified humans - this helps our small community management team stay on top of spam

Sorry for the extra step!


About naia-the-gamerone of us since 1:51 PM on 09.13.2007

My name is Naia (pronounced either Nay-a or Neye-a, like yay or like eye). I've been poking around here for a while, although I don't comment as much as I used to. I do the music and the sound stuff. Teach and do scholarly research too! I do mostly freelance work and I'm always looking for people (even on DToid) to do fun projects with in entertainment. That can be either in theater, film, TV, or video games. I want to be like Kermit the Frog and be part of a group that entertains and makes people happy. I also love blue slimes, puppies and Sprinkles Cupcakes.

I've been playing computer and video games all my life. My dad was a programmer so we got an IBM 5150 PC very early on in the 80's. For Christmas in 1989 my parents surprised me with a Nintendo and it's been downhill ever since. I have/had most consoles over the years, mainly from Sony or Nintendo. I've had some Sega consoles and an Xbox 360 too.

I'm a big fan of the JRPG trinity of Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest and Fire Emblem (more DQ and FE lately, but I didn't hate FFXV). I was a finalist in Nintendo's DQ6 trivia contest back in 2011. I play RPGs, Action/Adventure, Platformers, Puzzles, and Point-n-Click Adventure games. I will play fighters and shooters, but they have to be the right kind of game.

Also, Rydia is my hero.

I'm such a nerd, I like to keep track of all the games I've completed in an excel file (it's over 400). Now that my backlog is out of control I have a word document for that too. My goal is to for once and for all eliminate the backlog, or at least keep it to a number in the single digits.

I have a lot of things to say about the game industry, it's something I care deeply about and love giving my opinions. I like to rant about shit. I'm here just to share what I have to say, in hopes someone is willing to listen.

Also for the record, my Top 5 Games of All Time
1. Chrono Trigger
2. Final Fantasy 4
3. Super Mario 3
4. Dragon Quest 11
5. Phantasy Star 4

Yes, I love my retro games (and DQ 11)

Thanks to The GHost for this awesome card!
Xbox LIVE:naia28
PSN ID:naia28
Steam ID:naia28
Mii code:7309 4775 1557 9362
3DS Code:4167-4502-0418


Around the Community