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  • Summary: Experience the beginning and end of characters' lives and build your own family tree. Rusty Lake: Roots is the second premium point-and-click adventure by the creators of the Cube Escape series and Rusty Lake Hotel.
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  1. 80
    One of the best Adventure Point-&-Click titles I’ve played in recent memory. The developers have done a fantastic job of blending a compelling – if occasionally dark and twisted – storyline with challenging, varied puzzles, while still keeping the Point-&-Click style.
  2. Oct 30, 2016
    80
    Rusty Lake: Roots is an excellent follow-up to Rusty Lake Hotel—grander, grimmer, and more gruesome than ever. The Rusty Lake games are quickly carving out a niche as my favorite point-and-click series of the modern era, with a bold confidence underpinning their unconventional and inventive world. I highly recommend picking up the pair for a night or two of surreal horror.
  3. Oct 30, 2016
    70
    Rusty Lake: Roots manages to create an original and credible narrative without betraying its "room escape" nature. Compared to the previous titles in the series it is a more mature game, and it doesn't bore despite the increased length.
  4. Nov 21, 2016
    70
    An excellent adventure-puzzle game with a heavy macabre theme in an oil painting universe that keeps you so immersed you barely realise how much blood you spill until it is far too late, ultimately let down by bizarre puzzle solutions and issues with Flash player.
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  1. And while it’s not as impactful as Rusty Lake Hotel, or my favourite Cube Escape, Seasons, there’s an absolute ton going on here for a crazy tiny £2.
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  1. Dec 18, 2019
    10
    Rusty Lake, with its deep and complex storyline, is one of my favourite sagas of all time. The symbolism used to explain the elements of theRusty Lake, with its deep and complex storyline, is one of my favourite sagas of all time. The symbolism used to explain the elements of the narrative are completely brilliant. The key to enjoy the most of this saga is to play all the games in order and make reflections and try to understand the meaning of the elements. Rusty Lake: Roots, the longest game of the saga explores the obscure past of the Vanderbloom family, explaining a lot of details in the total lore of the saga. 10/10, recommended for everyone. Expand
  2. Sep 4, 2020
    10
    the best second game i play and verry good puzzle game with best graphics and good soundtrack
  3. Apr 25, 2021
    10
    1 of the best entries in the series. Engrossing story line. Great music. Hours worth of gameplay.
  4. Jun 28, 2020
    8
    Die Rusty Lake Reihe ist nicht vielen unbedingt bekannt, vielleicht ist Cube Escape bekannter. Trotzdem sind die Rusty Lake Spiele in diesemDie Rusty Lake Reihe ist nicht vielen unbedingt bekannt, vielleicht ist Cube Escape bekannter. Trotzdem sind die Rusty Lake Spiele in diesem Fall, Rusty Lake Roots, fantastische, mysteriöse und fordernde Point & Click Adventure die mit ihrem Stiel und Storytelling überzeugen können.
    Manche Puzzel und Rätsel können etwas ungenau sein und/oder die Lösung ist nicht immer direkt zu erschließen, was aber meiner Meinung nach ein Grundlegendes Problem des Genres ist. Alternativ bieten die Entwickler ein Lösungs-Video im Menü.
    Rusty Lake kommt mit bekannten Genre Problemen, lässt diese aber durch Charm, neue Ideen und einer guten Geschichte in den Hintergrund rücken.
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