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Dungeon Hearts
I'd prefer Dragon Lungs
by Matthew Diener 5/4/2013
Product: Dungeon Hearts
Developer: Cube Roots
Publisher: Devolver Digital
Format: iPad
Genre: Puzzle, RPG
Players: 1
Version: US
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After almost two decades of playing JRPGs, it's amazing how upsetting it is to see your party on the left side of the screen instead of the right.

But Dungeon Hearts doesn't care how upsetting it is. It puts your party on the left, offers no apologies, and starts chucking runes at you.

In many ways, this is the game's way of telling you to check whatever you know of JRPGs at the door, buckle in, and make sure your iPad is secure on your lap.

Otherwise, both you and your tablet will be in for a bumpy ride.

Run, runes, run

Dungeon Hearts belongs to the emerging sub-genre of match-three / RPG mash-ups similar in description to Pixel Defenders Puzzle, but far more frenetic in its pacing. ...
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Fast, fun, and frenetic, this match-three RPG needs a bit more polish to be recommended without reservation
Audio/visual: 7
Gameplay: 7
Value: 5
Innovation: 5
Overall: 6
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