In my review of The Room a few months ago, I said it was the best mobile game I’ve ever played, and I meant it. The Room 2, the iPad-only sequel to the puzzle-box escape title, is out now, and it’s more of the same.
Category: iOS Games
Works With: iPad
And I have absolutely no problem with that.
It’s really good. It’s really, really good. If you played the first one, you should play this one immediately. And if you didn’t play the first one, you should play it, and then you should play this one, and then you’ll be all set.
So, yes. You could say I am a fan.
In The Room 2, you move through a series of puzzle rooms by manipulating 3D objects in a spooky, atmospheric setting. The creepy factor is way up in this game from the last one; levels include a séance and a puzzle that results in you collecting a human skull. And all the while, you’re reading cryptic and suggestive notes from those who previously passed through the nightmare parallel realm you’re navigating. It’s all very haunting.
The puzzles are just as elaborate in this game as they were in the first, and the devices are as intricate, elegant, and impressively animated. Even more, in fact, because each room contains several “stations” like tables, cabinets, and workbenches that you have to go between to find and solve everything.
It’s all very haunting.
The touch controls are still the most satisfying I’ve ever used, and the hint system is helpful without holding your hand — everything just works. I played the first title on iPhone, and the jump to iPad works completely in its favor because it makes the beautiful art more visible, and the whole experience is way more immersive on the larger screen.
I’m not really sure what else to say without repeating myself; everything I said about the first game still applies here.
| Game Name: : The Room 2|
The Good: More The Room, bigger puzzles, no sign of anything even remotely resembling a piano. Except for a typewriter in this one level, but it’s cool.
The Bad: I honestly can’t think of anything I disliked.
The Verdict: Stop reading this and start solving some crazy puzzle boxes in a Lovecraftian nightmare realm, jerk.
Buy from:App Store