After completing part one to three, I’m back with a spoiler-free review of Clue Kingdom: The Forgotten City. It is a multi-part online escape room perfect for playing remotely with friends. To help you decide if it is worth spending your money, I’ll share my honest experience of how the fourth game compares to the other chapters.
How To Play
To play, one person on the team will need to buy a copy of the game. After purchasing, they will get a URL and password that they will need to share with everyone else on their team.
You’ll also need everyone on a voice/video chat program like Discord or Zoom so you can discuss how to solve the problems.
Clue Kingdom The Forgotten City (Spoiler Free Review)
Thankfully my biggest complaint The Dwarven Mines has been fixed; no longer will you need to use a cypher to translate everything. This one change dramatically improved my experience with The Forgotten City.
The other issue I had is still there. You can’t see both parts of the puzzle and instruction at the same time. As such, I suggest opening two tabs in your browser to see both sections.
You’ll frequently need to compare one symbol at the bottom of the website to the top, so I found it much easier if you can view them both at the same time. It certainly isn’t a deal-breaker problem, but it does take away from my enjoyment slightly.
Much like the previous games in the series, the visuals and audio recordings were fantastic. In The Forgotten City, some of the puzzles were too easy. The game is listed as medium difficulty, but I found the map or the coloured stone matching section suited for beginners.
After playing so many games in the series, the puzzles still felt fresh and fun. The hints or answer function works perfectly, and there never was a moment I didn’t know what to do.
From start to finish, this was the easy section of the game. Although the suggested playtime is one to two hours, it took us 40 minutes.
After part four, I’m not sure if I will want to continue with the game series. There is nothing wrong, but the epic fantasy story I was hoping for isn’t there. The story is forgettable, and there isn’t a hook that has me wanting to find out what happens.
But the game is affordable and delightfully not dark and dreary. So if you are looking for something anyone can do and won’t stress people out, this escape room is a solid choice.
For those looking for very innovative puzzles or a game that they won’t soon forget, you’ll want to skip Clue Kingdom: The Forgotten City.
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