This was yet again one of those free PS+ games that I got. At this point I was still just downloading anything that was free, whether it be a good game or a bad game, because I was paying for the subscription and I was only doing it to get free games. During this time PS+ wasn’t needed to play online so it was an optional purchase. Anyway, I did play this game, but unfortunately it ended up on this list. Keep reading to find out why.
In Quantum Conundrum, you’ll play as a 12 year old boy who is dropped off at his uncle’s house. Wow, that makes the game sound really creepy, but moving on. The uncle, Quadwrangle, turns out to be a brilliant scientist working on his latest experiment. Like some experiment’s, this one goes horribly wrong and it leaves Quadwrangle trapped in a pocket dimension with no memory. It’s up to you to save him by solving different puzzles that involve switching dimensions in different rooms that contain different properties. You’ll switch back and forth between the fluffy dimension, where everything is soft and well fluffy, the heavy dimension, where everything is way too heavy for a 12 year old boy to lift, the slow dimension, where time itself slows down, and the reverse gravity dimension where everything but the player is affected by this this, so that you can safely solve each puzzle. Switch to the wrong dimension and it could lead to the death of your character and having to start the puzzle all over again.
This game seems familiar… Does this game seem familiar to you, like maybe you played some sort of game similar to this before? If it does it’s because it’s directed by Kim Swift who was the lead designer on Portal.
This game is actually a really fun game and I enjoyed playing it. The puzzles are challenging and the game will keep you your toes. So why did I not finish this game which seems very doable? I really hate to blame other people, but it’s hard to play something by yourself when you have one super needy friend who is like play Mass Effect 3 with me, play Borderlands with me, play Borderlands 2 with me. Being the people pleaser that I am, I’m always the one to stop what I’m doing and go do what someone else wants. I could have simply played offline, since this was a time when you didn’t have to play every single game online, but that doesn’t work when the needy friend has your phone number and calls when you aren’t online. Wanting to make my friend, who is no longer my friend, happy I would oblige and pop online to play whatever she wanted to play. It’s sad because this is a really great game and I missed the opportunity to fully play it because I just couldn’t say no. As a side note, this is a really unhealthy habit and I’ve since stopped doing that. I now play what I want when I want. Lesson learned.
Cool Side Note: You know how on the PS3 interface, you have a game section where you can scroll up and down when you pass by your games right? Anyway, while scrolling, a lot of the games do different things, sometimes a background will appear with some music on a loop and sometimes you’ll get nothing. With this game though, when you scroll down to it in your game section, you’ll get a full-fledged song playing called Flip A Switch by Chris Ballew. I have to say that this is the coolest song for a game and for me when I turn on my PS3, it’s a habit to scroll down to the game and listen to this song because it’s awesome.
As you can see from the trophies above, I was only able to get 4 out of the base 15 trophies for this game, there were another 10 trophies added to this game via DLC, but I never got around to finishing the game or even seeing if the DLC was worth it. The 4 trophies that I did get were super simple in a game where the rest of the trophies range from rare to ultra rare.
Probability of this game getting played again…5 out of 5.
Now that my super needy friend is out of the picture, it seems like the perfect opportunity to go back and play this game, after not playing for 5 whole years. Yes that’s right, my last trophy for this game was 5 years ago. I really want to experience this game because like many of you out there, I love Portal and I love the Portal vibe that this game has. This is one of those games that I really want to make the time to play to so you might be seeing it on my weekly trophy breakdown soon.
Now it’s your turn. Did you download this game for free and never finish it? Maybe you’re one of the rare few who have finished this game. Did you pick up the Portal vibe that this game gives off? Let me know in the comments section and for next week, a new game that I didn’t finish. I only played this game once and it has a story to why I even played it to go along with it. Next week I’ll let you know why I never finished Resident Evil 5 and why I even started it in the first place.