Despite improvements the debt to Portal cannot be fully repaid in this cleverly-constructed by staid first person puzzler.
Q.U.B.E. 2 presents satisfyingly complex puzzles, but a messy narrative underpins its lack of personality.
A package which includes a gorgeous aesthetic and lonely atmosphere with a haunting soundtrack and overall sound design to match. Throw all this in with enough alien weirdness, science fiction elements, some unique puzzle concepts, and it still kept my attention to the very end.
Thanks to its derivative nature, Q.U.B.E. 2 never quite escapes the shadow cast by Portal. There's too many similarities within its core mechanics, structure, and themes for it to stand alone entirely. And yet, once the player accepts that, they will find a compelling puzzler. There's roughly five to six hours of gameplay here and, once Q.U.B.E. 2 is completed, little reason to return to its embrace. Yet whilst it burns it does so brightly, compelling the player to the end with several puzzles that equal Valve's best.
The franchise gains interest with a sequel with a little more personality and solid mechanics, which challenge us without being frustrating.
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Despite QUBE 2 improves in each of its sections over the first game, the puzzle genre can offer much more of itself.
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Q.U.B.E. 2 adds new layers of complexity to the successful basic structure of the first game, thanks a well-written story and a convincing desing.
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Improves on its predecessor in every way to deliver a satisfying puzzle game that, while challenging, never feels insurmountable; something that is down to the excellent communication and pacing of its mechanics
Q.U.B.E. 2 delivers a quality puzzle experience, complete with challenging scenarios, beautiful visuals, and a mysterious narrative.
Q.U.B.E. 2 is a worthy successor to the previous game, building upon the established mechanics and basics of an exemplary puzzle-solving experience.
Despite the fairly average story, Q.U.B.E. 2 should please fans of Portal-like adventures thanks to interesting puzzles, nice graphics and atmospheric levels.
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Where Q.U.B.E. was enjoyable but a bit simplistic, Q.U.B.E. 2 really excels.
With mind-bending challenges, an audio treat, and stunning visuals, Q.U.B.E. 2 is a feast for the senses.
Qube 2 might seem like a mash up of Portal and Minecraft, but it has an elegance that most puzzles games struggle to attain, and even turns it hand to a sci-fi story as well.
QUBE 2 is an outstanding and enjoyable puzzle game that builds upon its predecessor in all the right ways, with a lengthier run-time, more complex puzzles, new elements and gorgeous visuals. Although not as innovative as Portal, QUBE 2 is a step above the rest in both quality and quantity and should not be overlooked.
Q.U.B.E. 2 is a puzzle solver's dream in a gamer's nightmare. There are dozens upon dozens of simplistic button and jump puzzles to complete over a five-hour time span.
With a serious tone, and a drama laden cast, Q.U.B.E. 2 is simply a cerebral experience. You'll be able to sit down, calm your nerves, and look at things from a different perspective, if only for the time it takes to master a sliding Q.U.B.E. jump.
Q.U.B.E. 2 is an interesting and captivating first-person puzzle game which is more than likely to capture the players' attention thanks to its interesting and appealing puzzles. If the way the puzzles are approached and the game's visuals are something worthy of praise, it is also true that Q.U.B.E. 2 exhibits some technical issues when it comes to its framerate though this is not a problem that will pose significant obstacles to the experience.
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Q.U.B.E. 2 is a welcome addition to the puzzle genre but is not without its technical hiccups on the Switch. While it struggles occasionally under the hood, if you're willing to look past these shortcomings, there's a fun game with its fair share of brain-bending challenges for die-hard puzzle fiends.
Q.U.B.E. 2 is an accomplished first-person physics puzzler that learns a number of wise lessons from Portal in terms of mechanics and world building. The puzzles are smartly executed with a well-judged learning curve, while the story adds a welcome dose of context and intrigue to proceedings. Well-travelled gamers will instantly recognise its influences, but there's nothing else quite like Q.U.B.E. 2 on Switch.