Quantz Game Review by Josh Komon
Game Rating = 4/5 Balls
Puzzle games tend to be the most popular amongst downloadable games, making competition between them extraordinarily high. With so many titles to choose from, only the most creative and polished games can thrive. Quantz, by Gamerizon is one of these games. It has the look, feel, and challenge of a top notch puzzler.
There are three different modes of play in Quantz: Strategy, Puzzle, and Action. The reality of the situation, is that there is only one mode of play, with very tiny variations. That one mode of play is pretty interesting though. Each stage is a floating cube, with little colored balls, known as Quantz, on the six different sides. Players can move the cube around, and fire other Quantz at the surfaces. The idea is to get four of similar color to be connected. When that happens, they explode. In addition, if they are surrounding another colored Quantz, it will fire off an explosion that can be used to clear others. The last thing players can do, is rotate the cube quickly, and try to rearrange singular Quantz, as they can roll along the surfaces, and even be flung into the air, and moved to a different surface.
It is a very challenging game after the first couple of stages. It requires strategy and a little bit of dexterity and timing. Some of the challenges are fun, but some are just plain frustrating. While each stage is different, after enough play time, they all start to look the same, and ultimately, play the same.
There are no people, places, or realistic objects in the game. Everything is futuristic, cubic and/or spherical. Everything is also expertly designed. Between the menus, backgrounds, objects, and fluidity of the motion, Gamerizon has developed the best graphics on a downloadable game. They are every bit as good as one would expect from a puzzle game on a console, or from a store bought DVD ROM game.
Not to be outdone by the look, the sounds of the game set the bar. It is mostly futuristic sounds and ambience, but it is of the highest quality, and greatly contributes to the gaming experience.
CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION
Lining up colored balls has been done before. The inclusion of the floating cube makes Quantz a very creative and original game. Three dimensions only adds to the originality of the game.
THREE REASONS TO BUY
-$12.99 is a great price for a game with so much high quality content.
-The puzzles are challenging, and interesting.
-The presentation is flawless
THREE REASONS NOT TO BUY
-The puzzles can be frustrating.
-Game Play is a bit repetitive.
-While there are three game modes, they are all basically the same.
Quantz is a good game, created with incredible care and detail. If it were more fun, it would get a perfect score. Still, Quant receives a 4/5.