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  • Summary: Q.U.B.E. 2 is the sequel to the first-person puzzle game Q.U.B.E. You are Amelia Cross, a stranded archaeologist who has awoken among the ruins of an ancient alien landscape. With the distant help of another survivor you must solve the puzzles of this mysterious world and find a way back home.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. 80
    The story is of an archaeologist stranding on an alien planet who must… solve puzzles to escape? Plot and writing are not Q.U.B.E. 2’s strong points, lying deep in Portal’s shadow, but on gameplay terms this stands alone as a very gratifying experience that comes recommended.
  2. Feb 16, 2019
    80
    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.
  3. 80
    Despite the technical problems, Q.U.B.E. 2 is still an incredible game that I had trouble putting down. I can’t remember the last time I played a puzzle game with so many unique elements to keep track of, and it’s definitely rare that I’ve played a game with so many puzzles that are so consistently well-designed. Out of the 80+ puzzles, I wouldn’t say a single one was bad, and none of them were so obtuse that I needed to give up and find a solution online—although some definitely stumped me for a while. If a patch or two comes out to fix the performance problems in the late game, then picking this up will be a no-brainer.
  4. Mar 4, 2019
    70
    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.
  5. Mar 11, 2019
    70
    Exploring test chambers and completing mind-bending puzzles never gets old. With a clever, creative and innovative premise, Q.U.B.E. 2 is a first-person puzzle game good enough for you to overlook its shallow narrative and technical flaws.
  6. Mar 8, 2019
    70
    The campaign itself is quite lengthy with some of the later puzzles taking a little bit more to work out, but the game does such a fantastic job of gradually introducing new ideas that nothing feels insurmountable. It doesn’t feel quite as polished as it did when I played it on Xbox One, however it feels great to sit and muddle my way through the clever puzzles again, especially in handheld mode.
  7. Feb 18, 2019
    50
    Not helped by technical glitches and cumbersome controls, Q.U.B.E. 2 boxes itself in with tedious gameplay and a sluggish pace.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Mar 14, 2019
    9
    Amazing graphics and really good puzzles. The difficulty curve was pretty perfect.
  2. Mar 15, 2019
    9
    As someone who loved the original 'Portal' and its sequel, 'Portal 2', 'Q.U.B.E. 2' scratches a physics-based puzzle game itch that I've beenAs someone who loved the original 'Portal' and its sequel, 'Portal 2', 'Q.U.B.E. 2' scratches a physics-based puzzle game itch that I've been trying to scratch for a long, long time.

    There's a lot to love about 'Q.U.B.E. 2'; the story (scant and confusing as it is), the art style, the music, the game play and puzzles themselves, and the package as a whole. I never felt like the puzzles were 'too difficult' or were asking me to use a mechanic that it didn't teach me, and it implies tricks through the way the puzzles themselves are constructed.

    That's not to say that there are no glitches or errors, but the only ones that I've encountered so far are graphical and are more nuisances than major issues. Even then the visuals and style of the game are interesting and alien despite the monotony of some of the areas, and the music gives it an atmosphere that feels empty and desolate.

    The only place that doesn't really shine as bright as the rest of the game is the story. It's vague and incomprehensible at times and probably could've been written better, but it has no real impact on the game play, and I personally forgot about the story half the time.

    In total, I would recommend this to anybody that loves puzzle games, or the Portal series. Lord knows we won't see a Portal 3 anytime soon...
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  3. May 30, 2019
    9
    Sinceramente me he llevado una grata sorpresa con este juego. Para mí se ha convertido en uno de los imprescindibles del catálogo.
  4. Feb 22, 2019
    5
    mais ou menor, nota 6 mais é bom libera consquista completooooo , mais é isso ae ne, so joga uma vezes e pronto