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  • Summary: Assume the role of Amelia Cross, a stranded archaeologist who has mysteriously awaken among the sand swept ruins of an ancient alien landscape. Together with the distant help of another survivor, Commander Emma Sutcliffe, you must traverse and manipulate the structure of this forgotten worldAssume the role of Amelia Cross, a stranded archaeologist who has mysteriously awaken among the sand swept ruins of an ancient alien landscape. Together with the distant help of another survivor, Commander Emma Sutcliffe, you must traverse and manipulate the structure of this forgotten world to find a way back home. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Apr 2, 2018
    100
    Satisfying gameplay, a great mysterious narrative and amazing presentation come together to create one of Xbox One's best puzzle experiences yet.
  2. Apr 3, 2018
    90
    Where Q.U.B.E. was enjoyable but a bit simplistic, Q.U.B.E. 2 really excels. The story is engaging and the puzzles themselves have been improved dramatically from the first game, with new elements being introduced on top of the already great puzzle mechanics. Nothing ever feels too hard or out of reach and you'll find yourself in the mindset of completing just one more puzzle before you call it a day. Q.U.B.E. 2 is a must-play for any fan of the first game or puzzlers in general.
  3. Mar 29, 2018
    82
    Quotation forthcoming.
  4. Mar 13, 2018
    80
    Every level offers a new challenge, and just when you think you’ve got the hang of everything, QUBE 2 will throw something new at you.
  5. Mar 13, 2018
    76
    Q.U.B.E. 2 is thought provoking, well designed, and intriguing. Unfortunately, however, issues with the framerate and some texture problems persist throughout. With that to the side, this is a wonderfully crafted puzzle adventure that maintains its innovation and unique concept from beginning to end.
  6. games(TM)
    May 18, 2018
    70
    A weak story saved by innovative puzzle design. [Issue#200, p.81]
  7. Mar 13, 2018
    49
    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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Mar 14, 2019
    9
    Fun puzzle game and good enhancements made from the original. Graphics look great and difficulty curve was spot on.
  2. Dec 29, 2018
    8
    There are some great moments in this game, but at the end the puzzles become a bit tedious.

    I think they do get the difficulty right, it's
    There are some great moments in this game, but at the end the puzzles become a bit tedious.

    I think they do get the difficulty right, it's challenging, but not so challenging that you can only solve it with Youtube.

    The story is okay, but looking at the total, meh. I give this game a 10 for the first 3 hours as it was engaging and mysterious, a 6 for the last hours where the puzzles became a bit tedious and the story lost aim.
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  3. Jan 9, 2019
    8
    Beat this Portal-lite game and overall enjoyed it. Q.U.B.E 2 is a well made puzzle game.

    Pros: - All the puzzles were well done - nothing
    Beat this Portal-lite game and overall enjoyed it. Q.U.B.E 2 is a well made puzzle game.

    Pros:
    - All the puzzles were well done - nothing too cheap or so complex you had to bang your head on the wall
    - Good roll out of different puzzle types as you advanced in the game

    Cons:
    - Didn't pay much attention to the story
    - Does feel like a Portal-lite so relative to Portal didn't feel as polished
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  4. Feb 17, 2019
    8
    Gameplay/Mechanics: 9
    Sound/Music: 8
    Graphics/Art: 8
    Story/Atmosphere: 7
    OVERALL: 8/10
  5. Mar 15, 2018
    8
    The original Q.U.B.E. game was a game that I found really interesting and I was especially impressed with the intricately designed puzzles inThe original Q.U.B.E. game was a game that I found really interesting and I was especially impressed with the intricately designed puzzles in the game, so as you can imagine I was really looking forward to Q.U.B.E. 2. Thankfully Q.U.B.E. 2 has all the things present that I enjoyed in the first game and in my opinion the new elements added make this game better than the first instalment. There wasn’t much of a story in the first game, but the story that’s been implemented in Q.U.B.E. 2 is not only intriguing but it also does a good job of not being too overbearing. Obviously the main aspect about this game is its puzzles, and thankfully they’ve been done to perfection. Each puzzle has been cleverly designed and some require a lot of thought to complete, so expect to get stuck every now and then. The difficulty of the puzzles could have been alleviated somewhat with a few more hints here and there, but it isn’t really a massive problem because my frustration levels never seemed to get too high. There are a few different elements that weren’t present in the first game that are present here and without a doubt these new elements improve the game over the original quite considerably, which is great. In terms of content Q.U.B.E. 2 has a decent amount for you to be getting on with and the best thing is that the content doesn’t get boring because the variety that’s in the puzzles keeps things fresh and interesting throughout your playthrough. You will notice however as you progress through the game that you will come across a few technichal issues every now and then, and whilst none of these issues are major problems they can harm the immersion levels ever so slightly. The presentation side of the game has seen a vast improvement over the first game in my opinion. Visually the game looks crisp throughout and it makes traversing and completing the puzzles even more enjoyable. The sound design has also been implemented very well and without a doubt when you combine the sound design and visuals together it definitely adds to the gameplay side of things. At the end of the day if you were a fan of the first game then you will thoroughly enjoy Q.U.B.E. 2 because they’ve took what was good from the first game and improved it even more. You don’t even have to be a fan of the first game to enjoy Q.U.B.E. 2 because even if you only have a slight interest in puzzle games then this game will still tick a lot of boxes for you and I thoroughly recommend that you give it a go. Expand
  6. Dec 22, 2018
    7
    Q.U.B.E. 2 acrescenta muito ao gênero, seja pelo poder gravitacional exercido pelas luvas da protagonista ou pelas mecânicas dosQ.U.B.E. 2 acrescenta muito ao gênero, seja pelo poder gravitacional exercido pelas luvas da protagonista ou pelas mecânicas dos quebra-cabeças. Infelizmente, muito potencial é jogado fora, já que tem uma história medíocre que deixa muitos espaços em branco e seus quebra-cabeças na maioria das vezes são bem fáceis, o que os torna levemente monótonos. Expand
  7. Dec 5, 2018
    0
    L'indé du jour est un clone de Portal mais avec des cubes et sans téléportation... Dans cet environnement étrange fabriqué avec des cubes etL'indé du jour est un clone de Portal mais avec des cubes et sans téléportation... Dans cet environnement étrange fabriqué avec des cubes et donc cubique et carré, active des cubes verts pour qu'ils te chient un cube vert ou active un cube orange pour sortir un cube orange et tu pourras monter dessus ; ou bien active un cube bleu pour en faire un trampoline, trop bien (ololol).

    Comme dans Portal, trouve la sortie vers la salle suivante pour une nouvelle énigme avec ces putains de cubes... et ainsi de suite jusqu'à être soûlé de cubes. Des cubes plein la tête. Active également des interrupteurs pour faire bouger des bordels à cul. Oui, c'est répétitif et ça devient vite chiant. Une espèce d'histoire à la mords-moi-le-noeud est censée nous donner la motivation pour avancer mais ça ne fonctionne pas vraiment... pas du tout même.

    Graphiquement, c'est simpliste puisque tout reste cubique ou carré (ou rectangulaire des fois) mais attention c'est optimisé sur la X et sans un pet de crénelage pour un rendu évidemment très propret. On s'étonne alors d'être bloqué à 30 im/s, alors que ça ne devrait pas être sorcier de faire tourner ce machin à 60 puisqu'il n'y a rien... à part des cubes dans des salles cubiques, carrées ou rectangulaires.

    Encore un jeu concept très con donc, roulé sous les aisselles par quelque développeur indé pas très frais et très limité. On a mieux à faire et on s'en fout de toute façon.
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