It's quite a time since I played this, so I may not have remembered everything well.
Quantum Conundrum *is* a good game. The graphics are cool, nice and cartoony, great design, the concept of the gameplay is nice, and the jokes are hilarious.
However, as everything in this world, it's not perfect.
This game requires more skill than brain power. If your here for a good puzzle, hoping it will frizzle (yes, frizzle) your brain, you will be dissapointed. There are too many moments in the game where you stand and think, like "how the hell can I do this"
, and the your uncle just says "like this"
. He just points out what you were trying to get, and it makes you feel - stupid. Instead of the legendary "Ah ha!" moment that's all over Portal and was in the core design of Portal, there's your uncle, looking A LOT smarter than you, pointing the whole point (bum ta tzz) out. Sometimes, you just want to scream SHUT UP at him.
I guess I put you off, didn't I? Not to worry, you'll be on in a moment.
However, this game is far from a bad game. The graphics are very original, with a smush of cartoon here and there. The props are designed very well. It gives the whole house a friendly, homely feel. You can see that the game was designed for kids however, but I liked it.
The colour palette is well handled, and the graphics change depending in which dimension you are in. It's fun looking at how the things look like in different dimensions. For example, a cube (which is actually a safe), looks like a safe in the normal dimension, in the heavy dimension it looks like a super heavy duty super heavy metal crate. It would look good on a heavy metal concert. In the light, or fluffy in the game lingo, dimension, the safe looks like a woolen toy say for kids from your grandma. The two other dimensions only add image effects to the game, so I want be talking (*writing) about those, and I don't want to be a spoiler.
The puzzles, as I said, are not very hard (usually), and require more skill, but the maps are perfectly designed and contain quite fun elements, and you will fly on safes quite a lot.
Your uncle, who is ~not~ pleased to have you there, has quite baddass humor (I'll never forget the "Everyday I'm shovellin'" joke), but he starts liking you more throughout the game. He talks a lot - read: all the time - but thankfully you can put your headphones off and turn on the captions when you're fed up.
The music is nice, was humming it for a week after, and I got the soundtrack too (which I don't know what idiot set to Windows only). It's profesionally done, and it's not out of the place, it belongs
to the game.
So that's that. If your thinking the game is for kids, just return to those kid days (not for real damnit, only in your mind), and get this game as soon as possible. Worth every penny, although I bought it with €uros which have cents.
And when someone calls you a kid for playing this, just say "ARE YOU KIDDING ME?" (I'm sorry, had to put that somewhere)
Go and enjoy every moment of this great puzzle
I want a fluffy Ike.