Tag: puzzle games

Q.U.B.E. 2 Review

Standing In Valve’s Shadow

HIGH Creative puzzles and striking visual design.

LOW Why does the framerate stutter in an empty room containing nothing but moving blocks?

WTF How come space scientists keep getting abandoned on planets full of puzzles?


The Station Review

Love At First Contact

HIGH The view from the glass-floored space station lounge.

LOW The way the game cheats to hide its big secret.

WTF I guessed the ending roughly 90 seconds into the opening movie.


Q.U.B.E. 2 Preview

When I wrapped up the original Q.U.B.E., I didn’t see where a sequel could go. There was a giant cube, it was going to destroy the earth, some heroic astronauts put a stop to it via an elaborate series of jumping and physics puzzles, roll credits.

I massively underestimated the developers, because it turns out that there’s a huge amount of story left to tell,and Q.U.B.E. 2 outdoes its predecessor in every possible way.


Slayaway Camp Review

Impalement Is Rarely This Good

HIGH The back-of-box movie synopses.

LOW The feeling of spending 100 coins to unlock a puzzle solution that was completely obvious in retrospect.

WTF There’s a Gelatinous Cube.