Clever and fun game It is a very fun game with a decent amount of challenge. The pros are that it is unique and offers up something different than your typical put three in a row clones. The cons are that once a strategy is found the game can be repetitive and it lacks some depth to keep me playing for longer periods of time. I would recommend this to anybody who enjoys good games.
Good fun to cost ratio I bought this on a whim to have something to play for short trips on transit, only to find that I was playing it whenever I had free time. While there isn't a lot of strategy involved, it still does require actual thought and the randomness, while frustrating at times, is quite enjoyable. Anyone who enjoys gambling, games of chance, or matching games should really give this a try.
Pretty fun Spot-on application of gambling, satisfying gameplay, beautiful design. It has no real progression, though, which I feel is a waste here. Death sending you back to the beginning is only meaningful in games where the run will be different next time. Any progression at all, even aesthetic, would make it feel substantial and less like a tech demo. Also, it desperately needs single device multiplayer. That would make it an ideal strategic coin flip between friends.
Unique and beautiful design but gameplay gets repetitive quick. This game looks great. The gameplay is very unique, however after about an hour you find yourself wanting something new. It's basically attack, gain health, gain gems or lose health semi-randomly with simple upgrades to those abilities. The soundtrack is another gripe of mine. One western track on loop. This will drive you insane if you play the game for more than 15 minutes. Also, unfortunately there is not a google cloud save or local coop.
Very Addictive Beware, although this game is pretty tough, you will be wondering where the time went! I haven't successfully managed to get a multi-player game going, but the single-player game is more than enough, looks great, plays smooth, excellent!
Great This game is brilliant and i cannot adequately explain why. Edit 27/06/14: I'm excited to play the new multiplayer mode but after trying numerous times over the past couple of days I have not yet found another player, which is a shame!
NEW MULTIPLAYER MODE featuring:
* Cross platform battles!
* Special bonus tiles! (Risk more to get'em!)
FAIF against your friends! FAIF against others! Just FAIF!
Battle Gems is the most epic, over-the-top, gem battle puzzle game... with puns.