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 .
Excerpt: Do you remember what it was like to be a 10 year old? It seemed like such a simpler time, not a care in the world, the only thing we were bound by was our imagination and often, visits to our relatives’ houses became perfect opportunities for us to create make-believe worlds where couch cushions...
Summary: Actual science is full of the potential for fun, but mad science has it beat in this department, because it doesn't need to abide by the pesky, restrictive rules of reality. Quantum Conundrum's take on interdimensional travel may not hold up to scientific scrutiny, but who cares?
Pros: Various dimensions have fun properties, Numerous smart, challenging puzzles, Pleasantly lighthearted look and tone
Excerpt: Whether your uncle likes it or not your mother drops you off at his manor every year. You’re obviously not wanted or welcome there. In fact, he’s not really close with any family members since he is dedicated to his scientific research.
Summary: This sophomore effort by Airtight Games is also the first post-Value project by Portal lead designer Kim Swift. In Quantum Conundrum, it's not about creating shortcuts through walls; now it's about warping time and weight in order to reach your goal.
Pros: Brain-teasing spatial puzzles are plentiful and satisfying to solve, Family-friendly visuals, Breathes new life into time manipulation gameplay
Cons: Average audio production, Lots of first person platforming, Limited visual variety
Excerpt: Most of us remember the first time we played Portal . It was the game within the Orange Box that caught everyone’s attention: a first person puzzle game where you had to use your wits and a portal gun to escape the maniacal GLaDOS.