Had a chance to play with Puzzle Quest on the NDS. It disturbed me. So think of this rant as therapy. It was strangely fun. I've enjoyed Match-3, enough to write my own, freeware, version. But Puzzle Quest's implementation adds a whole new dimension to the gameplay. Most reviews called it deep and strategic, and heaped a lot of praise on it. Personally, my stomach churned. I was having fun, but simultaneously felt a horrible cognitive dissonance between Match-3 and this very interesting, competitive resource gathering mechanic. Also, the battles seem to take forever, drawing out it's fascinating torture. I want to play it again, but not with Match-3. Something is terribly wrong in it's gameplay! The sky is falling. Cats and dogs are sleeping together. Help me out here, anyone who's played the cursed thing! Are my perceptions really unmutual? Has anyone else here felt its wrongness? Clearly, it's not wrong enough. I think it's been a very popular title. I just hate to think, ten years from now, we'll be running around in FPM-3 shooters.