Exceptional puzzle games are rough diamonds in the video game industry because they not only have to be accessible to everyone, but also have to be challenging enough.
Often times, these puzzles are either silly copies of Bejeweled or require a master’s degree, like Opus Magnum.
But if you are a true fan of the genre, you will definitely come across some hidden gems. For example, Amnesiac Adventurer by games studio RoundTable from Malaysia.
The makers of Dying Flame have certainly delivered a well-designed puzzle game that is undergoing an Alpha period through the G.Round public testing service.
Amnesiac Adventurer, as the name suggests, has players take on the role of an intrepid wanderer who suffers a crisis of oblivion. After reaching the legendary Dungeon of Doubt to find the final treasure, the adventurer already finds himself at the end of his journey.
What seemed like an arduous hike through the dungeon was completely erased from the adventurer’s mind. It’s up to the player to help the adventurer retrace his steps through the many floors of the dungeon.
Players do this by “desolving” every room in the dungeon, playing the entire game essentially backwards. Players literally retrace every step of the adventurer’s journey through the Dungeon of Doubt.
It involves a puzzle-focused dungeon robot that looks a lot like the early Zeldas mixed in with Braid’s similar rewind time mechanic. While there is no fighting involved, players should still reverse engineer the puzzle from an entire piece right off the bat.
These include closing open treasure chests, resetting switches and doors, to kill skeletons at specific times. It even does the same as Braid: when you complete a level, the game will show you the progressing solution. This shows players how to solve the puzzle if you were playing Amnesiac Adventurer in linear time.
Players can undo their actions as many times as possible, and if that doesn’t work, restarting the puzzle from scratch can be done easily. Each new level also introduces a new mechanic into the mix, which can really create some tricky puzzles.
In many ways, Amnesiac Adventurer is tough and not for the faint of heart. It’s certainly manageable with a steady learning curve, but if you can’t figure out the fact that you have to play the game backwards, it will be difficult.
It’s almost like looking at Christopher Nolan’s premise in many ways, with the player constantly having to be two steps ahead and behind, if that makes sense. One wrong move can jeopardize the whole solution, so beware of that.
The great thing about Amnesiac Adventurer is that it doesn’t seem particularly strict on how the player solves their mind-boggling issues, which is a big plus for those who aren’t the best at solving puzzles and trying to figure it out. force their way. through.
It’s definitely an amazing experience, and we can’t wait to see Amnesiac Adventurer fully released someday. Add it on Steam and play the alpha version through G.Round.