Review: Cubixx HD (PSN)
Published on Monday, 24 October 2011 10:06
Imagine you are at a rocking party with all your puzzle-buddies. There’s Bejeweled and all his PopCap groupies. World of Goo is sitting in the corner, chatting it up with Crayon Physics Deluxe. Angry Birds is over by the bar having a heated argument with Brain Age. And Tetris is swapping numbers with Portal over by the DJ booth. Then, as Cubixx HD walks in the door, the music stops with a squelch and all eyes fall upon it. Is Cubixx the new superstar of the puzzle genre? Unfortunately, no, he just arrived to the party with no pants on...
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