Excerpt: It’s an odd way to begin a review with ephemeral speculation, but I’d like to start by sharing a thought with you, dear reader, that might better root where I’m coming from when reviewing a game like Cubixx HD . But after a few days of trying to come up with a suitable analogy to root my impressions in, I’m still grasping for words.
Excerpt: The game seemed simple enough: A laser is given a cube. Each side has a moving target. The job is to cut away as much of each side as possible, leaving the target with little room to move. Reach the target percentage of cube cut away and move on to the next (of 50) level(s). I expected ease, even simplicity from Cubixx HD . The goal is simple enough, and the learning curve is short.
Conclusion: In the world of Qix clones, Cubixx HD does enough to separate itself with a variety of challenges and some interesting modes. It loses some points for not including any online in a game that offers 7-player co-op though.
Excerpt: We’ve seen it with the likes of Tetris, Bomberman, Super Monkey Ball and many others: simple ideas that prove to be addictive during play. Cubixx HD (a much buffed up PlayStation Mini) is one of these games – a rather devilish mixture of fast and fun puzzle action, and is just about as addictive as it is frustrating.
Excerpt: September has been a big month for games. October will be crazier, and it will all hit the fan in November when the holiday floodgates are opened and triple-A titles flow as freely as the cash from...
Pros: + Solid, challenging game play, + Lots of game modes, + Every mode has its own online leaderboard
Cons: Frustrating restart structure midstage, No online coop/vs
Excerpt: The Playstation Mini program could be considered a mixed success. Â Allowing buyers to play the titles on both their PSP and their PS3, it seemed like it might be a recipe for success. However, with a fairly small size cap for the games, combined with a surprising lack of quality games, save for a few, [...
Conclusion: It is not often that I don’t have a lot to say about a game that I’m covering. Which is not necessarily a blemish on a franchise. Cubixx HD’s simplicity makes it easy to pick up and play, which is an accolade that a lot of other games can’t achieve. And there are loads of levels to play around in, plus support for up to six of your buddies to join you locally for co-op or versus action.
Excerpt: Cubixx HD takes a little while to click – the initially deceptively simple gameplay soon making way for frantic attempts at high scoring combos and ever more daring, dangerous leaps of faith across every face on the cube. When it does, Laughing Jackal’s PlayStation 3 high definition, super slick upgrade of one of the best Minis made hovers on the cusp of absolute, delightful joy, its cool vector lines and repetitive backdrops combining with driving, bass-heavy rhythms...
Pros: A comprehensive update of a great Minis game., Plenty to do., Local multiplayer is great., Online leaderboards for everything.