Schrodinger's Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark
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.
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.
Schrodinger's Cat boasts a novel mechanic with its quark system, but clunky platforming and unappealing graphics undermine its potential.
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 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.
Schrodinger's Cat is a bit of a bomb. Lively and exuberant about quantum theories as it can be, there is a lack of sustained momentum.
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
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.
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.
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.