Posted: April 8
In the world of video games, if there is a hell it is filled with match three puzzle games.
Now I will preface this review saying I am not the biggest fan of match three games in the first place, but even with saying that, 3SwitcheD is not a good game.
Now I am going to go on and skip explaining what you do in a match three game and focus on what is 'new' here, there are six game modes, 'Snazzy Swap' being your standard game mode that plays like a poorly optimized version of Bejeweled with a combo clock that makes a man/woman's voice go higher and higher as you gain combos till it sounds like he/she is having a real good time from your abilities to match three (And really who wouldn't?)
Outside of the main mode all the other modes of the game... rather suck, 'Falling Stars' is somewhat alright where you start with a blank board and they drop jewels from the top for you to match like a proverbial rat in a cage, but outside of that one the rest are about matching jewels in odd ways such as making shapes or effecting gravity.
The game reports to using "Face-Tracking Technology" which is a fancy word for saying you can turn on your webcam and look around the 3D play-field... but you will never do that because there is absolutely no reason to, the graphics, animations, and environment hold nothing special at all and look mediocre at best with poor optimization, and when you play a match three puzzle game, you are not going to be moving your head to get a better angle, this all doesn't matter anyway because none of it works... seriously, it works for like a few seconds then pops back to normal.
And finally to top it all off it has third-party DRM, you must activate the game using a CD-key on TopWare's servers, so not only is it a bad game, if the servers are down (Like they usually seem to be) you can't even play it, though maybe that is a good thing overall.