Glen Stevens' Thoughts

RUSH

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Yet another great game from the Steam Cube Pack (along with Blocks that Matter, EDGE, and Q.U.B.E.), I’m really getting my money’s worth on this one. RUSH actually shares a lot in common with EDGE (not just it’s desire to write in all caps) only instead of controlling the cube going around the environment, you have to set up redirects for the cubes which I believe is a bit like Lemmings.  It was very easy to get sucked into this game for 3 hours, which was enough time to complete…read more

Q.U.B.E.

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I picked up Q.U.B.E. in the Steam Cube Pack along with Blocks That Matter and EDGE (so this is really turning out to be a great pack) and has probably been compared to Portal about a hundred times, so I’ll try not to do that here (other than I just did). Q.U.B.E. is a first person puzzle game where your character can manipulate some of the blocks that make up the environment.  In effect this game is a physics based puzzle platformer, which it does really well for the most…read more

Greed Corp

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Greed Corp is a turn-based tactical strategy game developed by W! Games (looks like it’s been bought out by Vanguard Games) where the objective is to outlast the other opponents by harvesting land, attacking and strategically destroying connected land.  The players start at strategically equal points on the map and take turns building harvesters and expanding control of the lands.  The land itself is made up of hexagonal tiles of varying height which represent how many times they can be harvested.  Every turn your harvesters will give resources but at…read more

EDGE – Game Review

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I picked up EDGE with a few other cube related games in the Steam Cube Pack, along with Blocks That Matter.  This is a simple game idea, you control a block that can move in 4 directions along a 3D world path avoiding obstacles and triggering switches to get through the puzzle.  It’s a little like Marble Madness only you have better control of your positioning since you aren’t rolling all over the place.  It’s very easy to pick up and play for a few minutes or a few hours,…read more

Blocks That Matter – Game Review

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I decided to buy an indie bundle (shocker, I know) from Steam called the Cube Pack, which included a bunch of cube themed games (BIT.TRIP Runner, EDGE, Critical Mass, Q.U.B.E., RUSH, and Blocks That Matter – You know they are serious because of all the capitals), for about $10.  This bundle is totally worth it if only for Blocks That Matter, it is a great 2D platform puzzler with all kinds of nostalgia for the games I love. The basic idea is that  you control a robot that has the…read more