The Room VR: A Dark Matter Image
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  • Summary: The British Institute of Archaeology, London, 1908: The disappearance of an esteemed Egyptologist prompts a Police investigation into the unknown. Explore cryptic locations, examine fantastic gadgets and uncover an otherworldly discovery which blurs the line between reality and illusion.The British Institute of Archaeology, London, 1908: The disappearance of an esteemed Egyptologist prompts a Police investigation into the unknown. Explore cryptic locations, examine fantastic gadgets and uncover an otherworldly discovery which blurs the line between reality and illusion. Designed from the ground up for the unique capabilities of virtual reality, players can inhabit the spine-tingling world of The Room and interact with its strange contraptions in this compelling new chapter. Expand
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Edge Magazine
    May 22, 2020
    80
    A finale that blends Lovecraft and Spielberg seals the deal. [Issue#346, p.106]
  2. Apr 13, 2020
    80
    If you like the idea of combining an escape room and a point & click adventure, look no further. Although short, The Room VR is a great VR experience.
  3. Mar 26, 2020
    80
    The Room VR: A Dark Matter is a puzzle-heavy game that keeps you immersed from start to finish, with wonderfully crafted rooms and challenges.
  4. Apr 29, 2020
    80
    The Room VR: A Dark Matter is a nice puzzle game that suffers from VR's current limits.
  5. Apr 24, 2020
    70
    Quotation forthcoming.
  6. Apr 24, 2020
    70
    The Room works just as well in VR as outside, with the same somber mood, cleverly detailed environments and expertly crafted puzzles. It does however lose some of its flair by being too safe, having a handful of obnoxious puzzles and generally being way too lacking in content
  7. Mar 26, 2020
    65
    The result is a rather confused adventure, where the player is easily lost between two puzzles. The whole thing is not helped by a script and an uninteresting universe. However, some good game design ideas, like the possibility of entering inside certain mechanisms, hit the mark. And the diversity of the puzzles is to be welcomed. A Dark Matter is thus a pleasant title despite its flaws. But far from being a must in VR.

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  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Apr 20, 2020
    10
    Great game! Very smart ans uses all VR resources. Incredible immersion and easy to understand gameplay. A quick game which you can finish inGreat game! Very smart ans uses all VR resources. Incredible immersion and easy to understand gameplay. A quick game which you can finish in about 4-5 hours. Super recommend! Expand
  2. Mar 29, 2020
    6
    I am a huge fan of The Room games on iPad so was looking forward to this. The game itself is written just as well as its iPad counterparts.I am a huge fan of The Room games on iPad so was looking forward to this. The game itself is written just as well as its iPad counterparts. The use of VR is brilliant. The graphics and puzzled are good fun.

    However.......the game is way too short for the price tag. I finished it in about 3 hours and only really got stuck on the puzzles once. Also, quite often the hand used to grab things freezes just leaving objects out of reach. Finally, even after finishing the game, i'm not really sure what the storyline was. I just went from puzzle to puzzle. The story wasn't really clear.

    All in all, a great game if it had been much longer or half the price, with a better storyline.
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