The Room Three Review
The Room Three is the in popular “The Room” series. The game features a series of challenging but thoughtful puzzles that you must solve to progress through the game. The first chapter of the game is straight forward, having you solve one puzzle before moving on to the next one, but as you progress through the game the puzzles ramp up in difficulty. If you get stuck, there’s a tip menu that will nudge you in the right direction. If you still don’t get it, the tips get more precise but you have to wait at least 45 seconds before the next one unlocks allowing you to try the puzzle again. If you haven’t played the previous two Room games, don’t worry; no experience is necessary.
The story is a combination of Shutter Island meets Sherlock Holmes. The Room Three places your character on an island and you must solve puzzles left by a mysterious person known only as “The Craftsman.” The scenes are ominous and the music and sound effects reflect that.
This game is built for mobile; double tap to inspect and interact with objects, pinch to exit, etc. The game is also on rails so to speak. You can’t really travel to every inch of the room, but that’s good because the controls would be very cumbersome.
In App Purchases
There doesn’t appear to be any in app purchases for this game. You paid 5 dollars for it so why should you pay any more?
What I didn’t like:
There’s not too much to not like about this game other than the screen doesn’t stay on during gameplay. My screen is set to turn off in 30 seconds so during some load times, I have to unlock the screen if I don’t touch anything. I’m sure this would be something that can be fixed in the next patch.
Some people might be turned off by the fact that you can’t explore every nook and cranny of the environment, but I’m OK being lead around.
What I liked
The puzzles are challenging but not so hard that they’re frustrating. After figuring out a puzzle, I feel pretty accomplished. The game has a nice story that flows through each chapter seamlessly.
If you have five bucks lying around and you enjoy a good puzzle game, pick this game up. It’s already been out on iOS since November but Android users just got it on the 11th of January.