The Room video video games are among the many most satisfying issues you’ll be able to play. They’re all about determining the right way to unlock intricately-locked containers—or locked stoves or locked mannequin submarines or another superbly intricate piece of old school gadgetry. The latest one, The Room: Outdated Sins, got here out final week for iOS. It’s nice.
Kotaku senior video producer Chris Particular person and I just lately live-streamed a small part of the sport. You’ll be able to watch us poke on the recreation and ultimately clear up a sequence of puzzles. We have been a bit of misplaced at first, so skip the primary 4 minutes if you wish to get to the right puzzle-solving.
When you’ve performed any of the three earlier Room video games, this new one ought to appear acquainted. You’re nonetheless tapping and prodding and determining the right way to open issues. You’re nonetheless choosing up the occasional stock merchandise which itself may be a locked field that turns right into a key or one thing. You’re nonetheless utilizing a magic lens to learn secret messages and unlock much more locks.
I had performed the sport for a few hours earlier than the stream and have since performed an hour extra. I’m taking all of it in as slowly as attainable, savoring every unlocking victory. The latest factor in what I’ve performed up to now is that you’re not merely going from one chapter filled with lock-box challenges to the following. In Outdated Sins, you’re uncovering rooms in a dollhouse, zooming into these rooms to resolve the numerous lock-box puzzles in every but in addition usually having to juggle fixing puzzles in a couple of room without delay. For instance, you would possibly determine the right way to unlock an merchandise within the Curiosity Room that helps you then unlock one thing within the Maritime Room, which then might allow you to progress in fixing puzzles in one more room. You’ll see that dynamic within the video of the stream embedded on this submit.
The Room: Outdated Sins isn’t crushingly troublesome. It’s tremendous for solo play, although a bit extra enjoyable should you play with another person close by, to allow them to recommend options, too. I’ve loved all the Room video games up to now and am happy to see that Outdated Sins not solely is nearly as good because the earlier video games however might even turn into higher. The sport is iOS-only for now, although earlier Room video games have ultimately come out for Android and even to PC.