Excerpt: Quantum Conundrum's elegant first-person puzzling is only marred slightly by one very obvious comparison, but it's unfortunately something that this downloadable title never really manages to get away from. I'll just say it and get it over with: Portal .
Conclusion: Quantum Conundrum is a fun game that will no doubt be enjoyed by Portal fans and those who like to solve puzzles. While it’s not quite up to par when compared to Valve’s stunning series, it delivers a fresh experience that requires keen skills.
Pros: +Unique concept, +Lots of humor, +Puzzle variety
Cons: -Some physics glitches, -Some puzzles are a bit too complex, -A very high reliance on split-second reactions
Conclusion: Quantum Conundrum's graphics remind me of a Pixar movie. Even the paintings on the walls of Professor Quadwrangle’s mansion resembled that of an animated movie. I wished they used more imagination behind each level though, as most looked the same or at least very similar.
Excerpt: As you wander around the enormous mansion/laboratory of your reclusive, mad-scientist Uncle Quadwrangle, do take the time to pause the puzzling in order to scan the front covers of the various books strewn across the rooms: The Quark of Monte Cristo , The Half-Life of the Baskervilles , and Great...
Excerpt: The obvious time spent writing GLaDOS in Portal and setting the stage with little areas that some players won’t even see contrasted with Quantum Conundrum ’s blank walls and (as much as I love John DeLancie) not-as-engaging narrator show that it’s not enough to have a good concept and fun puzzles.
Pros: Interesting concept, well-designed puzzles, good difficulty progression
Excerpt: I'm going to describe a game and you're going to name the first one that pops into your head. In the game I have in mind, you're a silent protagonist. You come to and find yourself trapped in a large and seemingly desolate facility full of intricate security systems and malfunctioning equipment, all...
Excerpt: Hatched from the same gene pool as the now classic Portal, Quantum Conundrum is a first person, puzzle/platformer that forces you to mess with our perception of reality in order to solve it’s puzzles.
Excerpt: Quantum Conundrum is a first person, physics based puzzle game. If that description reminds you of another game, perhaps you’d find it interesting that the creative director for Quantum Conundrum is Kim Swift.