Recently, someone asked me what I thought of Puzzle Game as a genre and I thought it was a good question and thought I’d write up my thoughts. A puzzle game is a type of computer game where you use the mouse to manipulate blocks, letters and words to form a well designed and elegant puzzle that has been constructed by the developer. Most puzzle games have a fair amount of narrative and some puzzles may involve a series of in-game mechanics as well.
The Room is a puzzle game that is very well crafted and requires a high level of strategic thinking. The object of the game is to find all the hidden objects by linking letters together with different colours. You are only allowed to connect the letters so that when you do the next letter you will know exactly what the pattern should be. There are other mechanics that work in conjunction with this but they are not used as often as the puzzle-solving.
The Room is a type of game that is truly repeatable and highly rewarding. It is addicting and very funny to play. I found myself running from one puzzle to the next because I loved the jokes and the storyline. There are other puzzle games out there that are similar to The Room.
There are many types of computer games that are not as good as The Room. If you’re looking for something more complex and immersive than a puzzle game might be for you. That being said, The Room can get you addicted to puzzle games and I recommend it to all my friends who are into that type of game.
One of the other games that I really enjoyed was Stealth Bastard Deluxe. The puzzles in Stealth Bastard Deluxe were not nearly as intricate as the ones in The Room, but the game still gets my full attention.
The difference between Stealth Bastard Deluxe and The Room is that the player in Stealth Bastard Deluxe is not rewarded for the time spent solving puzzles. In The Room, the player is rewarded for solving puzzles. So, in Stealth Bastard Deluxe, the player is rewarded for progressing through the levels.
The first level of Stealth Bastard Deluxe can be very frustrating because the only reward you get is the completion. That being said, once you finish the first level, you realize how clever your character is at solving puzzles. It is almost like playing a game of chess.
If you’re looking for a puzzle game that will challenge you without necessarily requiring you to be an expert at maths or logic, then Stealth Bastard Deluxe is for you. Even if you’re not a great player of word games, you will still be blown away by how clever and creative the characters are in Stealth Bastard Deluxe.