This game is brilliantly simple and simply brilliant. There is no way to express the profound level of connection you start to feel while playing this. The simple text based game turns into a enthralling quest to explore the world around you and uncover the mystery of who you are and what is going on. The best part of the game is that you never really lose that sense of wonderment. Your always excited to see what you discover next or what happens just when you think you've figured everything out. I can't recommend this game enough!
I don't usually spend money on casual mobile games, but it was a small amount and the reviews were good so I gave it a go. After the first few minutes of gameplay I became very disheartened. I thought I had been duped into spending money on the dullest game in existence. However, it turned out to be the best investment I've made in a long time. Nearly 300 minutes of gameplay and I enjoyed almost every one of them. Possibly the most unique and intriguing game I've ever played. Looking forward to listening to the rewards you get on completion. Thanks Amir and Michael :)
Deceptively complex. A lackluster story. Overall, it was a nostalgic and imaginative, and required the player to build most of the world in their head. However, the resulting world is quite beautiful and has some things to say. Unfortunately, the message that A Dark Room tries to convey can sometimes get lost in itself; but is entirely rewarding if you were paying attention.
Overall, a really wonderful experience. This is my first time playing a text-based game, and I was pleasantly surprised that the in-game economy and exploration mechanics left me thoroughly engaged. One grievance that I have was that the game ending left me somewhat disappointed. I did not see the twist in the game until I heard the commentary. I was tempted to leave a 4-star review, but I thought that this would deter others from buying this game and experiencing something that is truly wonderful. Keep up the good work developers!
Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant.. Amazing story.. READ THE DIALOGUE. There is so much going on.. When you beat it, press the "secrets" button and click the texts to listen to "chapters" that the development team left.. It helps connect some dots, give hints and tips, and shows you some Easter eggs you may have missed! Really well thought out and overall this has been a pleasant experience
This is a perfect game. And it's probably the only perfect game I've ever played. As soon as I finished the game, I immediately played through a second time. I've replayed games before, but never immediately after. It's pretty short...it took me about 3 hours each time. This reminds me of a lot of the great games of the 80's. Their graphics were sparse, but they had lots and lots of thought behind every piece. Once you beat the game once, you unlock a cool developer commentary, that I loved. At first, elements of the game seem weird and out of place, but then I realized it all fit together into it's unique story. I found this looking for a text-based adventure game, like Zork. It's a button-pressing game, with no text commands. But it reminded me of what I liked about Zork. Except this game isn't impossible. It's well worth every penny I spent on it, which wasn't much.
- when the fog clears, it may actually work >_<