Of course, this simple example barely scratches the surface of QC's fertile concept; its core dimension-shifting gameplay provides a seemingly endless selection of inventive challenges, all of which are extremely satisfying to solve. Additionally, even the most mind-melting puzzles are fair and logical, and will leave most wondering why they didn't solve them much sooner. All that said, a few brain twisters do rely a bit too heavily on precise platforming; the controls never approach the clunkiness we've experienced during certain first-person shooters' unforgivable jumping sections, but trial-and-error tedium does occasionally trump the fun. Thankfully, a generous checkpoint system should ensure most players don't frustratingly plant their controllers in the plaster. Despite this single--albeit occasionally fun-halting--flaw, QC's inspired concept, superb pacing, sound mechanics, and Pixar-rivaling presentation should keep players' giddily engaged for a good 6-8 hours. Hidden collectibles and a number of performance trackers also guarantee completionists and leaderboard squatters alike will find plenty of incentive to replay previously conquered puzzles. Quantum Conundrum doesn't quite reach the genre-defining quality of Valve's juggernaut, but at $15, it's a bargain-priced no-brainer for fans that enjoy taxing their minds as much as their thumbs.
The Fluffy Dimension. Notice the fluffy bunny suit on the wall?
This Quantum Conundrum review is based on a digital PC version of the game provided by the publisher