Astranon's Rating of Qbeh-1: The Atlas Cube:
Gameplay (Is it fun?): 4/4
Visuals (Does it look good?): 4/4
Originality (Is it one of a kind?): 4/4
Playability (Is it free of errors and other issues?): 3/4Overall Rating: 94% out of 100%
Astranon's Review of Qbeh-1: The Atlas Cube:
Qbeh-1: The Atlas Cube is a first-person, atmospheric puzzle game. The player is introduced to a world of crumbling labyrinths suspended in the sky. Some of them are lush and warm. Others are cold and dark. Each labyrinth contains special cubes that must be collected and placed to reach the exit portal. It sounds simple, but labyrinths can be tricky to navigate without a map or compass, neither of which exists in this game. The player will have to scale cliffs, take dizzying leaps across the void, and search the ruins for hidden passages or rooms to progress.
Not only does each labyrinth the player encounters contain a secret to discover, but some of them include Easter eggs as well. In this game, secrets appear as rotating, golden pyramids. They are more difficult to locate than the exit portal, and the purpose in gathering all of them is itself a mystery. Easter eggs, on the other hand, are not collectible and are purely aesthetic. They can be anything from unusual-looking blocks that stand out to doodle-like images that appear to jump out at the player.
Qbeh-1: The Atlas Cube has a memorable soundtrack and detailed graphics. The only problem I have with the game is that it does crash unexpectedly from time to time. These crashes have never caused me to lose progress when exploring a labyrinth, however. They seem to happen only when the player either attempts to minimize the game's window or clicks something in the menu. As long as the player does not do either of these things (and there is no reason to most of the time), the game will run smoothly.
Qbeh-1: The Atlas Cube can be a lot of fun if you enjoy wandering a scenic, lifelike environment while solving puzzles and unraveling mysteries. I recommend this game.
[Note: This review was written to help other gamers make an informed decision before purchasing. It is in no way intended as an attack on opposing viewpoints. You are welcome to agree or disagree with what I have written here. Either way, I hope you have enjoyed reading it. Thank you.]