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A Dark Room

Adventure, Strategy, Role-Playing
awake. head throbbing. vision blurry. come light the fire.
Overall Rating
4.0
Gameplay Rating
4.0
Graphics Rating
3.0
Performance Rating
5.0
List Price
(USD) $6.99
Release Date NA
04/12/2019
Release Date EU
04/11/2019
Publisher
CIRCLE Ent.
Number of Players
up to 2 players
Play Modes
Supported Controllers

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Description

A Dark Room is an innovative text-based adventure that harkens back to the magic of Zork, adding a modern spin on a classic genre and time in gaming. It challenges the player’s perceptions, actions and imagination. Visually clean, A Dark Room presents text and cues with limited visual flourishes, but the experience that takes shape is full of depth and environmental storytelling. Audio is also important, portraying a dark world that the player can only imagine. It is a game that draws players in, allowing them to perceive the intriguing world in their own way. What starts as a dark room with limited interactive options evolves into a complex story and resource management challenge. Adapted especially for the platform, you can play with physical controls or the touch screen; exclusive to this version of the game is an enhanced user interface and local co-op play. A Dark Room is an experience, and a story, unlike any other.

User Reviews

4.0
POSTED: Apr 17, 20 @ 12:17 PM
The idea of a text based adventure game on Switch definitely piqued my interest but I wasn't ready for what A Dark Room had in store for me. On the surface it is a game about building up an encampment for the sake of survival, by the end...well, it's not something I'll spoil. The game has a firm sense of progression throughout and didn't overstay its welcome, my own first playthrough clocking in at only 215 minutes. Visually, A Dark Room is entirely black and white boxes and characters. Everything is conveyed through text and brief sound cues (that are very fitting in their own right). What really impressed me about A Dark Room, however, was the imagery it evoked from my imagination, as the game progressed my vision of it changed as well as the way I percieved the world. This certainly isn't a game for anybody wanting rich visuals and an orchestral soundtrack but for anybody who may be a fan of text based adventure games or wants to give one a try I'd definitely recommend this title.
 
Guest Date: Sep 22, 2021 @ 03:57 PM