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PQ Practical Intelligence Quotient

 

 

SCORE: 87

 

PQ Practical Intelligence Quotient 

 

D3 Publisher claims that PQ Practical Intelligence Quotient measures your intelligence. I personally find that a little hard to believe, especially when each puzzle only has one real solution to it. This is a puzzle game with a little gimmick to give it a little extra attention. The player walks around avoiding certain things, flipping switches, and re-arranging blocks. The game grades the player on speed, and total moves. In other words get to the goal as fast as possible making the fewest moves as possible. Intelligence is graded on more than those factors, but that is neither here nor there.

The graphics in PQ: Practical Intelligence Quotient are lacking in detail. There is a techno clinical feel to this Playstation Portable (PSP) video game. PQ is also limited in the array of colors used. There are no offensive images in this game though, and in some ways the graphics are soothing.

The sounds found on the PQ: Practical Intelligence Quotient UMD disc are also soothing. Which is a good thing when the puzzle teasers are stressing the player out. I enjoyed the musical track selection that D3 Publisher picked for this hand held title.

There are plenty of puzzles (editor: 100 to be exact) that are included within PQ: Practical Intelligence Quotient. You must be a puzzle buff to enjoy this game. If you are then you will find your money well spent since PQ: Practical Intelligence Quotient can be found for a decent price around town. If you are really ambitious you can post your scores on the global PQ website to see how you stack up with other players.

I found some amazing intelligent design to the layout of the controls in PQ: Practical Intelligence Quotient. There was an occasional sensitivity issue I ran into. At times my white guy would not move quick enough, and others I would have to go back and undo a move. Note the game does not have an undo option so I would eat up two moves in my final score. I had some fun with this PSP game, but not as much as I thought I would. I was also disappointed with the claim to test my intelligence.

PQ: Practical Intelligence Quotient is a video game that is safe for every member of the family. The difficulty of this game means only the older members of the family will be able to sustain interest. I would like to see more games like this, and know of the sequel (which is partly why I finally got around to reviewing this one). There is a lot more good in this portable game than there is bad.
- Paul

 

Graphics: 80%
Sound: 90%
Replay/Extras: 89%
Gameplay: 84%
Family Friendly Factor: 92%
System: Playstation Portable
Publisher: D3 Publisher
Rating: 'E' for Everyone

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