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As engaging puzzle-platformers go, Schrodinger's Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark is very close to top drawer. A brilliant soundtrack is the highlight in a colourful and creative world that will keep you playing to restore order to the Particle Zoo. The witty script with bucket loads of puns will have you giggling away as you play. The stylish gameplay and tight controls, coupled with a relatively straightforward achievement list should ensure this is a win-win title for most fans of the genre.
Schrödinger's Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark is a fun platformer that has an interesting quark system in place to make puzzle solving unique and engaging. The game isn't perfect by any means, but it's good and unique enough in certain areas to warrant at least a look.
There's some room for improvement, but what's here is already easy to recommend to those who like platformers and have an off-beat sense of humor. That aspect shines with the voice acting, which is some of the funniest you'll hear in a game this year.
The bottom line, though, is that I did enjoy Schrödinger's Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark. Despite some lazy level design, the game's clever wit and vivid, animated design manages to create a unique and somewhat engaging experience.
With a fresh perspective on the platforming genre, a killer central mechanic and a genuinely hilarious script, there's a lot to like about Schrödinger's Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark, not least of which is its meagre price tag.
Schrodinger's Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark is a good puzzle platformer that manages to innovate and deliver a hilarious time. There are some issues, however, that weigh it down, from the slight platforming quirks, to the camera or some visual elements. Even so, if you're a fan, you can certainly have a great time with it.
In the end, Schrödinger's Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark is a good platforming puzzle game. The humorous dialogue helps drive a platformer that provides some good challenge in an array of levels. The use of the quarks brings a nice variety of possible solutions, even with the rather small number of abilities. It could be a bit more flexible when it comes to the controls, and the camera could benefit from being more focused, but this is still a fun time for those who'd rather solve puzzles than fight in their platforming games.
Schrödinger's Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark is an amusing game that has just the right amount of challenge to keep it from being frustrating. I found the puzzles quite easy to work out which helped keep things moving forward, with the game itself taking around seven hours to complete. The minor bugs and a couple of questionable design decisions keep Schrödinger's Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark from being a great game, but it is a good game nonetheless.
Schrödinger's Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark makes you feel young again, with a rather loyal modernization of the classic platforming game. While the game can drag after long periods of play, the overall fun and innovation of the game makes the effort a success.
Schrodinger's Cat is a clever little game. While the platforming can be spotty at times, and trial and error can become a bit frustrating, in the end, I actually had a fun time with it.
Schrödinger's Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark is a good start to what Italic Pig has promised to be a series of games. There's decent dialog and adequate (if slightly boring) platforming. Quantum Physics nerds are sure to get some nice laughs out of the jokes tossed into the story, while the rest of us will still laugh at Schrödinger's Cat's antics. Using the quarks in the proper order and combining their abilities to solve puzzles and move forward in an area is also pretty rewarding. If the platforming can be made more exciting, Italic Pig could have a hit on their hands.
Schrödinger's Cat has plenty to offer. . . all served up in a great looking, funny package – with the art style and comedy reminiscent of something you might see on Cartoon Network
While the gameplay is fun, it is poorly laid out, though. The fact that almost all components are delivered in the tutorial, with no new elements added during the rest of the game, makes the latter half of Schrödinger's Cat feel more like a chore. Other than that, it is a great game with top quality ideas, and one that is certainly worth looking up for fans of the genre.
Schrodinger's Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark seems like the perfect game for your kid to play. It's a cute puzzle-platformer that can spark a scientific interest. Your kid could probably also look past the fact that it's also a puzzle-platformer ripe with tacky one-liners, uninspired level design, and repetitive game play, all of which combine to ensure that it's far from phystastic.
The platforming elements are completely tied into its puzzle system, so to appreciate the game, you'll have to really love this one element of the game's mechanics.
None of those waste as much time as the procedurally generated levels, which are easily the biggest flaw in Schrödinger's Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark. They take up about half of the play time, present very little worthwhile gameplay, and feel like a drudge by the end. If it cut all the fat and featured only the smart puzzle-platforming found in the hand-designed levels, Raiders of the Lost Quark would be a leaner, more engaging, and ultimately much better game.
But to go back to my original question; what is left when you're playing a humour game that you're not finding very funny? A very competent, but ultimately unremarkable game in this case. In terms of scoring Schrodinger's Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark, it's a tough one, because it's one of those odd games where I can see where its appeal would lie for others, but on a personal level, like the most boring of science experiments, I struggled to stay awake through it.
Schrödinger's Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark's heart is certainly in the right place; for the most part it offers a weird and solid platforming experience in an original format only to become bogged down by bland level design and often unnecessarily complex gameplay mechanics. It's an admirable premise that certainly aims to offer insight and accessibility to one of science's most intimidating concepts, but loses focus and steam in all of the wrong places.
The platforming feels off, the puzzle solving is either too easy or too restrictive, and the humour regularly falls flat. There aren't really any collectables or hidden bonuses to flesh out the experience, and the checkpoints are too few and far between. I actually like the artstyle and puzzle ideas, but it's disappointing that the rest of the game really rubs me the wrong way.
A Frankenstein's monster of a platform game, Schrodinger's Cat and the Lost Quark is very much alive with colour and personality, but feels rather soulless in the gameplay department
Schrodinger's Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark, tries to bring this old-guard genre up to date with some new gameplay elements and puzzle-solving, but the results are a bit more Bubsy than Mario.