Q.U.B.E. or Quick Understanding of Block Extrusion is the latest installment in the genera of first-person puzzle games. From what I can tell, your character, he/she, or it is dropped in the middle of a mysterious white testing facility. Maybe its a virtual reality simulator or some kind of dream you get after leaving the Portal start screen on your TV while you’re falling asleep. Either way it’s weird but very intriguing at first.
As you wander through the halls of this sterile looking labyrinth you encounter a wide variety of different colored blocks for which you can interact via your super spiffy….Q.U.B.E gloves. They have two different modes of fire; a primary and a secondary. The primary fire raises these blocks from their base and the secondary retracts them. Among the blocks you manipulate, you’ll encounter a wide array of switches to activate different effects like magnetism, cranes, laser mirrors, etc. All these tools will be used constantly to maneuver your way through the puzzle filled “sectors” of the game.
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Genre: First Person Puzzle
Developer: Toxic Games
The Story - You are a deranged convict injected with large doses of Ritalin so that scientist can see how quickly you can control colored blocks to get out of a futuristic rat maze. Nope that’s not it. Maybe you’ve been hacked out of the matrix and this is what the world really looks like. Hmmm….okay look there isn’t a story so make up your own because it will help to pass the time on the more difficult puzzles where you find yourself wondering; why am I doing this again?….trust me it will happen.
If you’re aching to play a new puzzle game then rush right out and buy this; for the 15 dollar price tag on Steam, you can’t beat it. It has roughly a 4-5 hour campaign. Unless of course you haven’t played Portal 1 or Portal 2, then I suggest that you buy those first and then check out Q.U.B.E. Enough of what I think about the game I want to hear what you guys think, so drop me some of your comments below.
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Replay Value: 4
“Good” - This game probably won’t win any awards, but it’ll keep you entertained, and at the end of the day that’s all that matters–it’s worth a look. If you’re confused by this review, read our review guidelines here.