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This was a flash sale game on PS3 for 99 cents. Glad I grabbed it! It harkens back to the days of Maniac Mansion (for good reason, Ron Gilbert, creator of Maniac Mansion, helped develop this game).

You pick 3 of 7 unique characters to explore "The Cave." You swap between them similar to how you did in Maniac Mansion; needing to use one person to trigger a switch so that another person can go through a door, etc. I really liked the puzzle solving (simple as it was). It seems so far (on my 2nd play through) that you don't do the exact same play through each time. First, each character has a unique skill to use and they have their own quest to solve. So there's kind of a giant dungeon that leads to these exhibits you play through. Second, there's generic "exhibits" to encounter and they aren't in the same order. (And I have not confirmed if you do them all each time or if there's a pool of them).

There's humor. The Cave is personified and plays as a humorous narrator. The exhibits/quests that you go through or also quite entertaining and have funny twists.

My daughter liked watching me play and later my wife even played with me....yes that's right, it's 1-3 players!

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 07/14/2014 at 07:08pm

This sounds really cool. I did love Mania Mansion back in the day.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 07/14/2014 at 09:48pm

I did enjoy the demo quite a bit. I'll pick this up at some point for sure.

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