It’s quite often that video games try to add witty dialogue and amusing gameplay in order to give them a boost of childish fun. Schrödinger’s Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark is a character-driven adventure starring Schrödinger’s Cat. Set in the Particle Zoo, a cheery theme park thrown into complete chaos. The zoo is left in lockdown and you’re called in to sort out the problem.

Schrödinger's Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark combos.
You’ll need to learn all these combos.

The core element to the game has you collecting creatures called Quarks, which are cuddly aids to help you utilise your 14 unique abilities. The game starts off very slow with an interactive on-screen tutorial, whereby the game tries to teach you the basics. It won’t be too long though, before you know everything and you’re tackling the 30+ levels offered to you.

The abilities in the title are all unique and you can have a lot of fun playing around with them, as the game offer a partly open world to explore. Meet interesting characters or find all the collectibles, the truth is, you’re going to be running around a lot. Whether you’re flying through the air using your chopper ability or crafting a bomb to blow your way through the level – the gameplay feels unique to anything I’ve played on Xbox One.

This is equally aided by the game’s light-hearted humour, as the main character, Schrödinger’s Cat is always throwing out a witty line to make you laugh. In fact, the dialogue is a stand out feature for the title. If a game’s dialogue can make you smile, then there’s definitely a lot of charm to it. To some extent, it can feel a little overused at times, but it’s all for good fun.

Schrödinger's Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark level design.
The colours are really appealing to the eye.

Once you’ve finished the title it’s a shame there isn’t much else you can do, but that’s the case with most games of this genre. There’s usually a main story to complete, then that’s it. There could have been some potential here, for instance I would have loved to see some sort of co-op experience.

Visually the game looks absolutely stunning too, as it uses a cartoony art style to give out a comedic experience. The combination of dialogue and graphics work brilliantly and the overall gameplay is also very entertaining. It’s great when a game comes together as one package, particularly when it plays so well.

The wacky and colourful world in Schrödinger’s Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark is a delight to be in and there was never a dull moment in the title. A part from not much replay value and repetitiveness for dialogue lines, the game is highly polished and will have you in chuckles at times.

Pros

  • Colourful visuals
  • Witty and humourous lines
  • Enjoyable gameplay and an intriguing way to tell the story

Cons

  • Not much replay value
  • Sometimes dialogue is too repetitive
  • Learning combos can be difficult

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