Sooner or later, one of these puzzles is going to stump you. Maybe one already has. So when that happens, if youre not quite ready for a video walkthrough, why not try one of these spoiler-free tips? Well help you find a new approach without just handing you the solution. After all, youre playing Quantum Conundrum for a challenge, right? Thats what we thought!
Play with the exit in mind
Its not the case with every single challenge, but generally the exit should be visible right away. Making that door your goal and working with it in mind will help you figure out what steps you need to take. Will you be going up or down? Left or right? And when you get there, what will you need to open the door? If you see pressure plates, be prepared to bring an object or two with you.
Watch for visual queues
Additionally, these lines start to glow as power travels through them. Not only does this make tracking them easier, it helps with setting up time-sensitive solutions. Watch the charge surge through the line to know when to activate the next switch, or use an IDS power, whatever the solution requires.
Listen to your uncle
The docs puns and wordplay often contains clues about the dimensions and objects youll need to escape your current predicament. In more convoluted platforming situations, he sometimes chimes in about where to jump from, so if youre stuck in that type of puzzle, walk up to different ledges and listen for his voice. Hell also speak up to help you with time-sensitive button pressing situations. If youre stumped, and feel like you missed something he said, trying restarting the level and pay attention to what he says.
Look at everything
Your uncles comments about whatever youre looking at arent just amusing, they can be illuminating as well. So dont miss out on valuable hints, listen to him! Also, make sure to shift dimensions when you look at different objects, you might find a surprise.
Sometimes youll need to toss an object while its nice and light, then make it heavy enough to weigh something down or smash through a window. Other times you need to shift dimensions while youre in the air. When you can, use your powers to make landing easier, or to keep your target in place.
Normal is useful dimension too
If youre in a jam, try switching to normal in between powers, instead of going right to the next one. It can help keep items youve arranged in the spots where you want them. So quit putting down normal, its a perfectly good dimension too!
Try a fresh approach
Easier said than done, we know, but remember: Quantum Conundrum is more about logical problem solving than twitch, jumping puzzle gameplay. If youre trying to pull off some overly complicated mid-air maneuver, or keep coming up short on a jump, youve probably taken the wrong approach. Try a new power, a new angle, or a mix up the order of your IDS operations.
Take a break
Were sure youve had marathon sessions in other games, dying on the same boss again and again, only to beat him on the first go after a break. Its the same idea here! Trying to bulldoze your way through a puzzle game, especially one as mind bending as Quantum Conundrum, can make your brains feel like oatmeal. When you put down the controls for a while and then approach the challenge refreshed, youll surprised how quickly you crack a puzzle that had you tearing out your hair just an hour ago.
Getting 100% completion
To work your way to 100%, start by seeking out every Blueprint and Awkward Noise Generator. Youll also need to work through the puzzles quickly, and with a minimum number of shifts. Check out the Level Select screen to see the goals youll need to meet to come in under par.