Why it's on the list: I love Tetris (who doesn't?) and this seemed cool in a crazy way.
How I played it: Nintendo Switch
When I played it: Early 2017 to July 2018
How far I got:
- Up to Act 4 of Adventure Mode
- Played a tonne of the multiplayer locally
What I thought:
Puyo Puyo Tetris is insanity like I've never seen before. The multiplayer is sheer unabated chaos - there's a mode where you just play either Tetris or Puyo against each other, one where you flip back and forth between them, and one WHERE YOU PLAY BOTH ON THE SAME BOARD. It's ridiculously stressful and ridiculously fun. I've played quite a lot of it with various friends. Anyone who knows how to play Tetris (you can leave Puyo alone if you want) can jump straight in, so it's great to bring along to all those rooftop parties.
Adventure Mode, the single-player story (yes, story) mode is a different - uh - story. The actual narrative isn't worth paying attention to, but the challenges thrown your way are fun, and, well, challenging. To a fault, I might say - I got to Act 4 before I gave up.
The fact that the Adventure Mode forces you to play Puyo as well as Tetris is understandable (it's half the game, after all) but I really only came fro the Tetris. The strategy behind achieving well in Puyo - setting up cascading chains, very satisfying when you get it right but requiring a very different way of thinking - continues to escape me. That's probably my fault, not the game's, but it did eventually force me out of the adventure.
I wholeheartedly recommend Puyo Puyo Tetris for its batshit multiplayer. It's all the right kinds of crazy.