Q.U.B.E. 2 is a sequel to a logic game released in 2012 developed by the Welsh Toxic Games. The game challenges players with exiting a building constructed of monochromatic cubes filled with puzzles. The previous installment was initially developed as a university degree project, however, the idea turned out to be so original that the creators decided to improve their work and release it on Steam with the help of Indie Fund organization. The second installment described herein develops further the ideas from its predecessor and includes an interesting storyline (similar to Q.U.B.E. Director’s Cut released on PS4 and Xbox One in 2015).
Q.U.B.E. 2 for PC, PS4 and XONE tells the story of a British archeologist by the name Amelia Cross who wakes up in a weird place constructed out of cubes and seems to be located on an alien planet. Together with her companion – Emma – Amelia tries to solve the mystery of the unusual location, survive, and find the way back home. During the game, players get to learn details from both Amelia’s and Emma’s backstory. The story was written by Benjamin Hill, known for working on Duskers and Ether One.
Q.U.B.E. 2 for PC, PS4 and XONE is a logic game in which players observe the action from the first-person perspective. The game might remind you of a popular video game series developed by Valve – Portal. When moving around the 3D environment, one has to solve logic puzzles, which most often require a basic understanding of the laws of physics and the ability to manipulate the in-game world with particular tools. In case of Q.U.B.E. 2, this is a special glove that allows you to influence certain cubes.
In terms of its gameplay mechanics, the game described herein features certain changes in comparison to its predecessor. All the levels have a more open structure and offer players more options and possibilities. Developers have put a strong emphasis on allowing players to find their own solutions instead of following the “one and only right path”.
Q.U.B.E. 2 for PC, PS4 and XONE is based on Unreal Engine 4 and features solid visuals. Players are bound to appreciate both lighting and shading effects, thanks to which the environment looks in a realistic way in spite of its unusual design. Developers have also included in their game several landscapes pleasing to one’s eye. Also, the object physics system is very important when it comes to the realism of the game.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Quad Core 2.5 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card GeForce GTX 780 3 GB / Radeon R9 290X 4 GB or better, 4 GB HDD, Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
Minimum: Quad Core 2.5 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card GeForce GTX 470 1280 MB / Radeon HD 6870 1 GB or better, 4 GB HDD, Windows 7 64-bit