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Quantum League Review

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Posted: 15 months ago, last updated 7 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Quantum League is a shooting game where you go back in time when you die, to play through the same loop of the battle. You have three lives and so play through the same short gun-fight three times. But each time you have more knowledge about what the other players (and your previous selves) will do. To win the game you need to have one of your clones in the centre zone when time runs out. If you die you can get a pack that will extend your time like a med pack would in other games.

It sounds complicated, but the bottom line is that this is a shooting game that puts the focus firmly on strategy, planning and intelligent thinking rather than just quick reactions and head-shots.

You can play solo against an online opponent in 1-v-1 battles or team up with a friend in 2-v-2 multiplayer matches. Along with the different formats, you can pick a range of modes. Free-For-All and Point Capture across 9 different arenas. There are currently 6 different characters and 6 varied weapons. You can unlock new outfits and styles as you progress.

The game is well designed to take advantage of this time-looping play with carefully designed small arenas. It also encourages other time-bending strategies like shooting where you think a future player may be in subsequent rounds. It's all very meta, but actually a lot of fun too.

DetailsGame Details

Expected Rating: PEGI 16+

Release Date: 26/05/2020

Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Shooting, Simulation and Sports

Accessibility: 12 features

Developer: @NimbleGiantEnt

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: It takes between 5 minutes and 10 minutes to play a round of this game.
 
Players: You can play this with 4 players online. You compete in 1v1 and 2v2 matches.

CostsCosts

You will need Nintendo Online (must be 18 to purchase, but can be any age to use) to play online with Nintendo Switch.
 
You will need PlayStation Plus (must be 18 to create, then create sub-accounts for younger players who need be set as 13 or older) to play online with PlayStation 4.
 
You will need Xbox Live Gold (must be 18 to create, then configure family accounts for younger players) to play online with Xbox One.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Not yet rated. Likely to be PEGI 16 and ESRB TEEN. There is no blood, although enemies do flinch when shot and their bodies remain on the ground once they have been killed. That said, the time travelling and cartoon visuals make it clear that this is a fantasy rather than real experience.


Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

AccessibilityAccessibility

There is no difficulty setting, as this is an online game. However, you can turn on and off, in-game hints and auto-reload. You can also disable in-game chat if that is distracting.

There is some reading to identify guns and menus before the match, some of this text is quite small.

There are a good range of direction indicators during play, for objectives and items. When you are shot there is a visual indicator of the direction of fire. The game also announces-narrates key moments like "Headshot", "They Score", "First Loop", "Score", "Desynced", "Paradox". There are sounds to announce kills, along with visual indicators.

YOu can specify your Field Of View and specify the crosshair colour and whether it changes shape dynamically to indicate enemies.
 
Our Quantum League Accessibility Report details 12 accessibility features:

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