If it’s an addictive game you are looking for, it's hard to go past a decent 'escape' game. Doors&Rooms turned into a bit of a phenomenon when released on iOS last year and now this beautiful and wonderfully perplexing game is available for free on your Android too. Don't know what an 'escape' game is? Well, it's one of those "Myst"-like conundrum games where you have to use your brain to find various objects hidden in the room. Those objects then help you find other objects and weaponry that enables you to finally open the door and escape to the next level. Doors&Rooms offers beautifully illustrated rooms, clever clues and tricks to keep you enthralled for ages.
Doors&Rooms is a never-ending battle of wits that will keep you occupied for plenty of time. Believe me, I'm not a great gamer, but this one hooked me in early on and is a gloriously addictive piece of work. The idea of the game is simply to escape from a beautifully rendered room. The trouble is, the door is locked and barred and it will take all your intelligence and nous to find the correct combination of items that can be used to escape. It's easy to play but not quite so simple to master. Scan the room for drawers, keys, ancient tools and other tricks and then search for the right boxes and find the combination to aid your escape. Be careful though, because one simple mistake or forgotten sequence can cost you everything. Just use your finger to scroll over the room and double tap to add items to your inventory for later use. You might have to find a key for a lock, play a sequence of notes in the right order or smash something to pieces in order to solve the puzzle, escape from the room and move onto the next level. Doors&Rooms features various themed backgrounds with ever evolving difficulty levels but its really the quality of the backgrounds and the clever gameplay that are the most spectacular here. The app features an intuitive user interface and you can even pick up a few free game coins as you go, if you are smart. And if you are not so smart, there are countless walk throughs on the Internet to get you there.
The evolution of the smartphone - with it's touch screen capabilities - has revolutionized the gaming platform over the last few years. The quality of images is quite astonishing these days. Doors&Rooms' takes full advantage of this as its graphic quality is better than anything I've seen in an 'escape' app up till now. For a non-gamer like myself, its essential to be sucked into a game by its visual impact and i found myself engrossed in its beautiful landscapes straight away. The app's gameplay almost takes you back to board games like 'Cluedo' but, rather than finding out that Mr Mustard committed the murder in the drawing room with a spanner, you need to find items secreted around the room. Then you just have to work out a series of events in order to unlock the door. Doors&Rooms is a great escape game that can spark the imagination as well as being a feast for the eyes.