Cubed is a Seriously Challenging Puzzle Game
Dec 14, 2011 3:07 PM –
Cubed is a classic “Assembly Puzzle” style game; designed for an intelligent and discriminating audience, the game features intuitive controls set in a clean and elegant interface with visuals and sound FX that put you in an appropriately contemplative state of mind.
Tested on: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
Pros & Cons:
- This is a puzzle game for the thinking man/woman.
- It is really, really hard. Which could also be a pro, depending on how you look at it.
Let me start by saying the first level had me working on it for a while, and about ready to tear my hair out. And when I finally figured it out, there was a huge sense of accomplishment. But then I went right back to being stumped on level two, then three, and finally had to walk away after a few more levels.
This is not a casual game, nor is it meant for people who don’t like to think. It is HARD! The concept is that you have two halves of a cube that you have to figure out how to slot together. Sounds easy, right? well, both halves can rotate in any and every direction, and I’m not talking about a simple slot A into slot B setup. The configurations are, right from the start, complex, and it takes a lot of trial and error, and a keen eye, to figure out how they fit together. While playing your objective is to piece together the complete cube yet trying not to lose the points you accumulate for snapped together the correct halves.
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If you like a good challenge, then you will not be able to put this game down. I know this feeds into the Addictive category, but it really is at the heart of why this game is so much fun. It forces you to use your brain and actually think, instead of just mindlessly touching the screen. If you don’t think, you’ll never solve the puzzles. While I’m sure you could get very lucky if you played with it long enough, the reality is that you probably won’t be able to solve even the first level if you aren’t willing to actually work at it.
As I said above, the challenge in this game is what makes you keep coming back. There is a huge sense of accomplishment when you do finally solve a level, and that gives you even more incentive to see if you can figure out the next one.
There are a few different backgrounds to choose from, but the main focus here is the two cube halves, and the wild configurations you have to try and figure out how to make slip together. The animation is smooth, the futuristic & spacey backgrounds are vibrant, but easy enough on the eyes that you can actually stare at it for a while.
Accelerometer, Vibration & Sound:
Again, the focus here is using your brain, so sound is a background item. Honestly, I put it on mute so I could focus entirely on trying to solve the puzzles without any distractions.
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