The Room Two is a creepy mystery game for iPad that will put your problem-solving powers to the test.
A wickedly challenging mystery
The Room Two employs much the same winning gameplay format as the
There's a story woven into the game which centers around a mystery artifact which must be recovered from a house and delivered to the person who has requested it. Notes are littered across the room that provide a back story.
The object of The Room Two is to solve a series of different puzzles in order to complete the overall mystery. This generally involves finding objects which can be used to unlock or disrupt things, cracking codes, and using your eyepiece to find mysterious clues that can't be seen with the naked eye.
The Room Two is as joyfully challenging as the first installment of the game. It's infuriating and enchanting in equal measure. There are so many moments where you think you've pieced together the right combination of things to open a chest or discover a secret door, only to discover that there's another layer of puzzles to solve before you can.
Though gameplay in The Room Two is gripping, it's the kind of game you probably won't come back to because once you've cracked it that's kind of it (until The Room 3, that is!)
How to play The Room 2
Even if you haven't played this type of mystery game before, The Room Two is pretty easy to get into. There's a short tutorial at the start which explains the basic principles of the game and explanations will continue to appear as you play so you get an idea of what's going on.
Although the style of puzzles in The Room Two doesn't vary much, there's enough variation to keep it interesting. There are things to find, patterns to match, notes to interpret, and things to manipulate using touch gestures. Hints are available via an icon at the top of the screen, and believe me, you'll need them!
Things going bump in the night
The Room Two is a chilling experience at times, especially if you're playing the game on your own. The fact that much of the game world is drenched in darkness is bad enough, but the creepy ghost noises and sudden unexplained clunks and thuds will give you chills.
The 3D graphics in The Room Two are lavishly crafted and everything looks good. The visuals are similar to the first game, but with a little more polish.
The Room Two is a spell-binding puzzle game that will wrap you in its mystery for hours. The only thing it lacks is replayability.