OK, so there’s no doubt an audience out there for games that are challenging, that won’t apologize for frustrating you and pushing you to execute flawlessly in order to progress. That said, there are very different kinds of “challenging” ranging from titles that are mechanically on point but complex and demand your commitment to those that are sloppy in their controls or designs and aggravate mostly due to these shortcomings. The Lost Cube, in my eyes, is unfortunately the latter with overly-sensitive controls on top of an abundance of slippery surfaces that will have you teetering on the edge of the platform you just landed on only to slide off while preparing for your next jump. In the end the stage design is pretty limited in creativity and variety and the setup instead seems to be intended to merely hamper player execution as much as possible to make the play time stretch for the wrong reasons.
Justin Nation, Score: