Princess Kuchi Kopi - Give me the mouse!: It's impossible not to play armchair gamer...and then to stop playing arm chair gamer and just get up and physically grab the mouse away!! Yoink! No, literally while at the Doctor’s office, numerous staff members stopped to try the game for a few minutes.
O.G Willikers - We both found it very fun instantly: When we watched the preview for Cubistry on Steam, we were not quite sold on the game. But from the moment we each made our first matches, we were hooked! The base gameplay while simplistic is addicting!
Princess KK - Can understand in seconds: Dear reader, as you may have suspected from our other reviews, I am not good at video games. I would even go as far to say that I suck at them! Not the case with Cubistry. I understood this game in about 5 seconds flat and I felt that I could actually achieve greatness!!
OGW - Possible to cheat by pausing: While being interrupted one day because the dogs needed to investigate a sound outside, I paused the game to let them out. When I came back to the screen, I realized that I was able to see most of the cube and could therefore cheat. This way to cheat may have already found its way to the leader boards as well.
OGW - Different modes matter to some extent: Princess hates Poker mode while and we both dislike Cube attack mode. We though the different modes would make no difference, yet were suprised to find we each had our favorites.
OGW - Poker Mode is its own glorious mode: Pokeristry is not a simple re-skinning of the cube as the others are. Instead, this “istry” lets you play all the modes you know and love, but also has its own optional poker mode. Poker mode tasks the player with matching 5 instead of 2 tiles, but you are awarded more points for good poker hands. It’s essentially Poker Cubistry and I not only love it, but I think anyone who loves Poker would be ABSOLUTELY addicted to this mode on Cubistry! Cubistry may be worth checking out for this mode alone if you are a poker fan.
Princess KK - Can turn off timers and just be Zen: Sometimes, it’s nice to just have a calm puzzle game. I find myself often looking at the clock to beat my personal (or O.GW’s) time and being able to turn off the clock really lets me enjoy this game as a puzzle and not a competition.
Princess KK - I really enjoy the variety in the cubes: Doggies, Kitties, Zoo creatures, candy, flowers and the list goes on and on. This game might not have been as fun had there only been 1-3 varieties of cubes. It really keeps my attention and the variety of sounds with each type of cube is so awesome. Go ahead and match the Otters and try not to giggle!!
OGW- No, seriously! Multiplayer is the tits....or again cats meow if you prefer!: Regardless of if we were competing against each other or clearing a cube together, we LOVED multiplayer. It was just really tense in versus watching the other person’s cube whittle away and seeing they had more or less matches than you. And in co-op, it was a lot of fun working on one cube together and seeing things on the other side of the cube popping or suddenly having access to a new tile because Princess had just made a match.
Princess KK - Touch screen crashed our PC: The developer is aware of this and is trying to fix it. We discovered this and was upset. It would have been really awesome to be able to spin your cube with your fingers, but it's not the end of the game.
OGW - Pleasing sound effects: The music itself is just ok, but realistically does what you want it to in NOT distracting you. Each cube theme has its own music—African for the Zooistry, Christmas carols for Christmastistry. The real stand out audio is the sound effects as you click tiles. Each theme has its own sounds with Christmas tiles saying things like "Ho, ho, ho" as you click them and dog tiles barking realistically enough to make our pug lose his crap every time we tried to play the dog themed cube.
Princess KK - Unfortunately there is no online versus or co-op!: However, there are leaderboards and the ability to tweet out your scores, so players can compete that way. Local multiplayer is the tits, or the cat’s meow, if your politically correct. There are two distinct modes, one competitive and one co-op, both, essentially work as you would expect! Competing against each other to click the most cubes or working together to clear a stage in the fastest time.
O.G Willikers: Cubistry on IOS is $1. I am not sure what modes or how many different skins you get for your cube, but I know that had I paid $1 for the base cube mode and they charged $1 extra for each mode and theme, I would have likely paid far more than Cubistry Vol 1's $6 asking price by now! I really enjoy Cubistry and I am shocked at how much each little re-skinning added its own fun touches. Yes, only Pokeristry really changes anything, but each little re-skin challenged your eyes in different ways. People are just going to be better or worse at memorizing different information. Princess kicked my butt routinely on the zoo stage (Princess, “My Favorite!”) but I whooped her hard at the poker and candy stages.
Going into this game, I honestly thought Cubistry looked like a cheap port from IOS and was just going to be a "Meh" filler game. Finishing this game, I await Cubistry Volume 2 on Steam excitedly and in the meantime, will keep matching tiles by myself, with my wife and against my wife!
Princess Kuchi Kopi: YASSSS!!! A game I can finally play!! I have always been a sucker for match 2 games. Some of my earliest computer memories are at my Grandparent’s house playing Mahjong. I have a need to find matches, almost a compulsion one might say. And this game fits right in with that addiction! I absolutely love that there are multiple versions of the cubes and I completely agree with O.G that each person will find a cube theme that they are good (some are extremely bright colors while others have a lot of small details). The audio is spectacular—I truly LOVE the Zooistry for that reason alone—and the play mechanics are great. For only $6, I say stop reading these notes and go pick it up. Seriously, why are you reading this sentence right now—go buy the game!! Even you Mr I'm too hardcore to play puzzle games!