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Cubric (Dreams) Review

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Posted: 7 weeks ago.

Author: @LadyLexUK and @GeekDadGamer.

OverviewOverview

Cubric is a puzzle game where you play a robot trapped inside a maze. Unusually, the maze is three dimensions and made up of six moveable cubes. To escape you turn and twist the cubes in three dimensions to match up paths, avoid hazards, and enable your robot to run and jump to the exit.

Play requires good spatial awareness as well as quick reactions to run around the corridors, and manipulate them to create routes. There are instructions provided as you play which let you develop skills slowly as you move through.

The result is a challenging puzzle involving a lot of trial and error. The intriguing interplay between the moveable puzzle, changing gravity and route finding make it a really unique experience.

DetailsGame Details

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Release Date: 15/06/2019, updated in 2020

Platforms: PS4 and PS5

Genres: Platform and Puzzle

Accessibility: 12 features

Developer: V Vander Media (@VVanderMedia)

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 40 minutes and 2 hours to complete. Each cube will take between 5-20 minutes to work out and there are six cubes in total.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Cubric

Dreams Store PS4 Free

Dreams

Dreams Store PS5 Free

Dreams

 
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'. You need to purchase Dreams to play the game on PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5. Once you have Dreams the game itself is free via the about link.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 7.
 
User-Generated Content: This game includes content created by other players, such as maps, outfits and items, that are not reflected in the game rating.

Skill Rating

10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Requires a level of lateral thinking and patience.

Account Rating

Account required for online play that has 7 years old as minimum age. You must be 7 years old to have a PSN account, which is required to play Dreams. To set this up you need permission from a parent or guardian. Unless the parent or guardian specify not to restrict Network Features | Communication and User-Generated Content, or make an exception for Dreams they will only be able to access games and assets created by Media Molecule (rather than game made by the community).

AccessibilityAccessibility

You control the robot and cube movement with the D-Pad (direction buttons on the left of the controller). You hold down the X button while pressing the D-Pad (or L1 and R1) buttons to move the cube.

You can die, but you do not have limited lives or a timer so you can play at your own pace. It saves your progress so you can come back to the game if you wish to stop, and it will start you where you left off.

There are red barriers that turn green to indicate you can pass through them, that may be hard to distinguish for colourblind players. When you collect items to unlock pathways, these are sometimes off-screen and only indicated with sound.
 
Our Cubric Accessibility Report documents 12 accessibility features:

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