Rooms: The Unsolvable Puzzle is the sequel to one of the smash hit indie games that was released in 2014 on Steam, Rooms: The Main Building which, of course, was available much earlier than that on a console. The basic premise of the game is that rooms of a mansion are in a scattered order and it is up to the player to move the rooms around the puzzle board in order to find the solution, It’s not as simple as it sounds as the game introduces tools and tricks that must be utilized to find the solution. The adventure component of the game ties everything together quite nicely with a fantastic little fairy tales-esque type story. The player controls Anna who is trapped within the mansion and it up to the player to free herself from the mansion.
The artwork, graphics, and sound combine to be perfectly suitable for a game of this nature. It fits the theme rather well and accomplishes what the developers had set out to accomplish. You’re not going to be playing a game of this type for the graphics. yet HandMade Games have done a fantastic job in sprucing the graphics up to the point where the game genuinely feels like it is leaps and bounds ahead of the more common and low-budget puzzle games that litter Steam. The music is that of a fairy tale.
The only problem that I came across in the game was while playing with my controller. For whatever reason it simply refused to recognize my right trigger button and the bumper wouldn’t work either. The solution was simple and I utilized my mouse to do the same thing. Uncannily every other button on the controller worked as it was intended to.
Rooms is very much a child-friendly game but it offers more than sufficient challenge to keep grown-up players amused as well. I would heartily recommend Rooms: The Unsolvable Puzzle to players who enjoy logic puzzles from the ages of about ten to one hundred. The game should hold mass appeal across all age groups. A truly energetic puzzler with great development value.