Samsara Room (remake)

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Samsara Room is a surreal escape room video game developed and published by Rusty Lake on 2020-04-29 for Android, iOS, Macintosh and Windows. The game is a remake of the original Samsara Room. You are stuck in a room with a dresser, mirror, grandfather clock, and telephone, but as you explore the room, you seem to be traveling through different dimensions where your body changes into other creatures.

Personal

I found this game in the Google Play store while looking for a new game to play on my phone. I generally enjoy escape rooms, and it was free, so I downloaded it. I beat it on 2020-06-24 without any hints.

Status

The game is free. I have beaten it.

Review

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5 4 5 5 2

Best Version: Android

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Good

  • Though not technically impressive, the art style is interestingly surreal.
  • The ambient music fits the game nicely.
  • Some of the puzzles are quite satisfying to solve.

Bad

  • There isn't too much variety in the game's puzzles. Almost every one is based on item interaction or observation.
  • There are a couple bottle-necks in the puzzle sequence where all future progress in the game hinges on a single puzzle. This isn't atypical for an escape room, but there is one early on which requires you to solve an 11-letter scrambled sentence. I'm not particularly good at these, and I don't find them all that interesting. It also didn't really fit with the style of this game. I almost gave up because of it, but, luckily, I figured it out just before quitting and was able to continue the game.

Ugly

  • Nothing.

Media

Promotional

Videos

Trailer.
Longplay.

Links

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