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Set in a mysterious and abstract sterile environment, Q.U.B.E. (Quick Understanding of Block Extrusion) is a first-person puzzle game that challenges players to navigate each level by manipulating coloured cubes that surround them. There's little to go on as the game begins - the player is dropped into an all-white room with few instructions, and simply has to figure their way out. The tone of game changes as the player finds small and big alterations to their environment, supported by an original score, inviting each player to let their imagination take over as to where they might be. Through experimentation and discovery, players will progress through an ever-evolving series of cube puzzles that will challenge them with logic, physics, platforming.
No cake is a lie...ccccp | May 20, 2013 | See all ccccp's reviews »
Q.U.B.E. is a good but fairly standard game of puzzle. This game is very similar to Portal, that is to say that the player is dropped into a building with a very sleek design and must pass the various rooms one by one to progress. The atmosphere is quite similar, but there is absolutely no narration and even less GLaDOS to accompany you.
The enigmas are based on different color blocks embedded in the walls or in the ground. For example, the blue block can blow whatever falls on it, the red block can stretch in a pavement of three blocks long, yellow blocks can turn into stairs ... You gradually learn all kinds of new "powers" t, which allows the game to be constantly renewed. The problem is that the challenge comes too late: half of the game is going smoothly, and only a handful of rooms (the last) are really difficult. It is a pity, especially as the game is quite short (between 4 and 6 hours).
Still, a good time spent with QUBE, and even if he suffers by comparison with Portal (which it is based), it is nevertheless a good puzzle game.
Quick Understanding of Block ExtrusionDanilaMaster | March 16, 2013 | See all DanilaMaster's reviews »
Q.U.B.E. is a brain twisting puzzle game that lets you extrude blocks to progress in the level. It is heavily inspired by Portal and has an intriguing albeit very brief story. The game is very atmospheric with its sense of solitude and isolation, minimalistic level design (similar to the sterile test chambers of Portal), dynamic lighting effects and ambient sounds. The pacing of the game is great. The puzzles are well thought out and don't get frustrating or boring.
Overall, Q.U.B.E. is an amazing experience. If you liked Portal, you totally should check out Q.U.B.E.
Imagine a different version of Portal...MarkDeejay | March 16, 2013 | See all MarkDeejay's reviews »
Instabuy if you, like me, love the Portal games. It's almost an exact copy of Portal, except that you work with cubes instead of portals. Some of the puzzles are fiendishly hard though and I had to check YouTube once of twice to solve a couple of them later in the game. Unlike Portal it can at times become frustrating, but you'll most likely keep playing anyway. It's a fun, but short game (4-5 hours) without many flaws. There isn't really a story..., well, there is one. But it's very, very subtle. You'll only get glimpses of what happened. The graphics are clean and sharp and I'm a big fan of the minimalistic style. Sounds are minimalistic as well, but given the story, it only makes sense. This game is all about the puzzles and it does a great job at giving you easy, medium and hard puzzles (not necessarily in that order). And it keeps things fresh by slighly changing the environments and gameplay later on. One of my favorite games. Period.
Fun 1st Person Puzzle - Must bea ble to depict color.Fusionx8 | Feb. 3, 2013 | See all Fusionx8's reviews »
I see some interesting reviews on this and almost did not get it. The game is fun, its more like portal one with no interaction from anything else. you just go about your business solving puzzles. Which is a good time waster if you want something that makes you think a little. ONE WORD OF WARNING: If you are color blind, i would stay away from this game. Every thing is cube shaped (minus the ball) and color coded.. now that being said, you can make out the difference between a few of the cubes by orientation to other cubes. BUT when you get to the color coding of the ball you have to mix colors to get the right pattern.. I would not suggest this to my color blind friend.. he sees things in shades of gray..
Q.U.B.Emaciej2601 | Aug. 30, 2012 | See all maciej2601's reviews »
A puzzle game with a view developed by the Welsh FPP studio based Toxic Games Unreal Development Kit from Epic Games. Players take the nameless character who must find a way out of a sterile environment, traveling through the sectors and solve logic puzzles.