Rooms: The Main Building
Stop reading this, go buy this game
Play Time ~29 hours (including playing Challenge Mode)
For all adventure gamer or puzzle gamer lovers, this game is a must have. The price is definitely right because it lasted me so long to play this game and has good replayability to do Challenge Mode. The storyline is minimal, but the gameplay mechanics are fantastic. Don't confuse the game for a standard tile shift game. It takes that basic mechanic, throws in a WHOLE bunch of new elements, mixes in great graphics, catchy tunes, good sound effects, and a charming story, and what do you get? You get a fantastic game. Props devs! One thing though, there is a bug with the BigFishGames version. You will may get stuck going up ladders. To fix this, simply switch between fullscreen to non-fullscreen (or vice versa) then climb the stairs, and then switch back.
Best of all, it is family friendly and non-violent!
September 13, 2014
This game is nice if you want something different. It's similar to the iPhone game Dooors (which is free). Wish they would have made the screen bigger. There really was no need to have so much worthless framed space and have the game in a 5" x 2" area. Need to include a way to skip the tutorial.
March 25, 2012
Why all the 5 star reviews?
In reading all the rave reviews (10-5 star reviews out of 11), I found that this game seemed a lot like a movie I loved called "Cube". Wow, how great that someone made a game out of the movie.
Then, I read where the game was a puzzle sliding game and became a bit wary because I don't like them, not good at them. But, go big or go broke, I tried it.
Not like the movie and not a puzzle slider game. In fact, I found this game so boring. I quit after I don't know how long timewise, because I got so many technical problems trying to get out of it and uninstall it. I can tell you I quit at Room 305.
Game-wise, however, many issues.
The story line is weak. Some person shows up in a comic strip type "block" and complains of it being their birthday and they're tired of playing puzzles all day. Opens front door to find a surprise package from someone unknown to "him"(?). Opens envelope that clearly states "open it and you begin". Duh. You open the present, see something regarding a puzzle game and are sucked into it.
Next, there is a book, called "book" who is supposed to be your guide, leader, instructor (?) but gives no discernible info. You can click on "help" and "book" opens up with some info - not much, but I couldn't get it to close. No "x", no "close", nothing. What a trial that became as I had to "restart" the level.
The "person" is in a "block" of a room. There are several more blocks around as well. Plus, a lot of empty space to move these blocks around in - so, no, not like a slider puzzle that has 1 open block of space. Move the blocks so the "person" can get to the exit. There are many, many "bonuses" - for want of a better word - to assist with getting to that exit door.
I'm not brilliant (mensa-wise anyway), I don't do strategy or logic games. This game had no entertainment value for me at all. No purchase and definitely no recommendation.
August 24, 2014