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Enter the house of da vinci, a new must-try 3D puzzle adventure game. Solve mechanical puzzles, discover hidden objects, escape from rooms and dive into the authentic atmosphere of the Renaissance. Use all your wits to find out what's behind your master's disappearance. • KEY FEATURES • SOLVE MECHANICAL PUZZLES Brain twisters and baffling riddles are all based on Leonardo’s inventions. ENJOY INTUITIVE TOUCH CONTROL Navigate Leonardo’s workshop intuitively. Playing the game couldn’t be more fun. EXPERIENCE THE RENAISSANCE War machines, complex lockboxes, mechanical puzzles, room escapes will all test your skills. MASTER UNIQUE MECHANICS Detect hidden objects by seeing through the surfaces around you. PEEK INTO THE PAST An unusual gauntlet allows you to witness events that happened earlier, and learn more of the story. • WHAT’S THE STORY BEHIND the house of da vinci? • You are Da Vinci’s most promising apprentice. Your master, Leonardo, has disappeared. You have no idea where he’s gone or what has happened. So you begin your quest, your search for the truth. However, Leonardo's workshop is full of puzzles, inventions, escape mechanisms and objects hidden in all corners of beautifully decorated rooms. You’ll need to use all of your brain cells to find out what’s really going on! We’ve applied our own imagination to the story of the world’s greatest inventor, Leonardo da Vinci, providing players with unique special abilities throughout gameplay. We allow you to warp back into your early days as a young apprentice, exploring the 16th century world around you, peeking into Leonardo’s mechanisms, puzzles and devices, as you eventually become powerful enough to control time itself and learn the secrets hidden in the past. Many challenging puzzles are inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci's real inventions and ideas. Mysterious locations were created based on original artworks and the wonderful Florence, Italy of 1506. • LIKE the house of da vinci ON FACEBOOK • https://www.facebook.com/thehouseofdavinci • FEEDBACK AND SUPPORT • For any feedback or support questions please do not hesitate to contact us at davinci@bluebraingames.com • MORE INFORMATION • Find out more about the game on http://www.thehouseofdavinci.com/. • LANGUAGES• the house of da vinci is now available in English, French, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Czech, Slovak, Russian, Turkish, Italian, Polish, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Hindi and Malay. • WHO ARE WE? • Blue Brain Games is an enthusiastic indie team of graphic artists and developers, all of whom are fans of both 3D puzzle games and the renaissance genius Leonardo Da Vinci. the house of da vinci was successfully funded on Kickstarter in late 2016. Install the game now and join over 2.391 adventure game enthusiasts that backed the house of da vinci!
Awesome but
by ghdcvxAadgjudz🛠;(64/:(75;;? on 2020/02/20 15:04
This game needs Real movement Controls
Hauntingly Captivating
by Johnofu on 2020/02/20 04:03
It draws you to keep looking, keep going to find wonders. Realism wrapped in a fantasy based on both history and mystery!
Give me a break here.
by jim balaya on 2020/02/17 22:05
I was really enjoying this until I came to the snake puzzle on the chest. Deleted the game.
☹️ No support?
by Andrea_Crego on 2020/02/17 14:30
Iphone 11 pro max ios 13.3.1 This is the 2nd game I ever paid for in my life. It looked so amazing, I had to try the full version! But now I cannot continue playing because the inventory item - the “oddly shaped geometric object” in chapter 3 - will not respond to touch screen, all it does is spin around, and I can SEE the little hinges that are supposed to do something, but it WILL. NOT. DO. IT. I even tried re-starting the game, but it’s stuck. I’m stuck. I want my money back!
My new fave!
by LacyL0313 on 2020/02/16 07:46
Absolutely love these games, real brain testers. Much better than the usual Escape games, these really test your problem solving and cognitive abilities. I can’t wait for more!
Brownie Cox
by brocox1111 on 2020/02/16 00:47
Awesome game. Took me about a week to complete. Story is good but the mechanicals are awesome! If you like games like The Room series, you will love this too.
“The Room” but without the polish
by holdenma020 on 2020/02/13 03:24
This game draws heavily from The Room, even the UI is exactly the same. Puzzles are similar, too, however the progression through the levels seemed rather clunky. Some puzzles give an item when you’ve never seen where it would go, leading to some stumbling around trying to find where something goes. It is possible to go through steps out of order, leading to some extremely confusing situations where you need a part but don’t have a clue where it is. There is just no flow to the game, and I felt like I was always looking around to figure out what I was supposed to be doing next since no puzzle led into the next one very well at all.
Wow
by LoveLadyLaura on 2020/02/13 02:13
I’ve played every point and click free, paid and otherwise but I thought this was always a bit too pricey.. but the saying “you get what you pay for” is true. Everything is smart and beautifully animated. The puzzles are clever and challenging in a really good way. I’m so excited to play the second one! This just soars above the rest!
Not their yet and do not wast your money
by FAHAD TSNB on 2020/02/09 19:43
This game needs to be refined to remove or replace some difficult puzzles. They are just added to give it a higher challenging level but it is only succeeding in frustrating the players. For example, the map were you play a game like Risk. This puzzle not only not clear how to play (in terms of the numbers of soldiers and how does it change) it also has no obvious way to rest to restart. This game has good potential but it needs to be refined. An update: I gave it a further try and consulted on line help. The Risk map can not be rest. You have to make wrong moves to rest and it takes forever. My conclusion the game is not worth the money. Further update: the game lost its progress and I have to repeat all the tedious steps of Risk like puzzle and what’s after in that chapter. If I could not recovery my progress I will delete the App.
Bad version of The Room
by vtamguy on 2020/02/08 23:38
Kudos for great graphics and length of game. HOWEVER; “The Room” series is MUCH better. Many of the challenges make no sense, and there seems to be no logic to solving things. Very kludgy. Spend your $ on The Room.
Nice graphics — but buggy
by researchrat on 2020/02/08 18:25
I enjoyed the game, but my 2018 iPad Pro had some problems. I got bounced out a few times back to iPad Home screen and two times the tablet rebooted itself in the middle of play. No idea what caused this other than basic memory overload. The graphics are beautifully done, moving around and cut scenes pretty much flawless. The good news was even on the forced shut downs/reboots when I came back to the game I hadn’t lost any ground. So 4 stars, instead of 3, if the flow has been severely disrupted. Otherwise great job, a lot of fun and a page turner — addictive. Thanks Blue Brain team! Will play #2 when I decompress :)
DISAPPOINTED! Not long enough of a game for $5.99.
by The Kahleesi on 2020/02/07 23:13
The game did prove a bit challenging at times but, I finished in less than a day not playing consistently and without any cheats. I expected a lot more for $5.99. I’m disappointed to say the least.
Like an escape room, really enjoyed the Room series. This is equally fun. Highly recommended.
by JimmyKro on 2020/02/06 04:22
Rrrrr
Great game!
by CaliKitty12 on 2020/02/01 22:04
I love all the DiVinci games...the first games are a favorite of mine, really helps to get immersed in the game.. this one was no disappointment. I look forward to more of your awesome games!
Infuriating Glitches and Poor Touch Response
by Justniina on 2020/01/27 02:11
This game would be amazing if there weren’t serious glitches and poor touch response in the gameplay. It also steals a lot of its puzzles and style from the best game, The Room. I had to resort to walkthroughs several times thinking I was just not understanding the puzzles when all along it was just glitches. One that comes to mind is the color wheel puzzle in the Crypt. I had the puzzle solved and until I force-closed the app and did the puzzle all over again did it let me continue. And there were countless times I thought I hadn’t had things figured out just to find out upon a reload that it was just not registering my touch correctly. SO FRUSTRATING. But aside from all these issues and it being an obvious copycat game, it’s good. The best chapter by far is the last one called The Tower. I didn’t have any glitches on this one and the final formula was very fun to solve. My only complaint on that last formula puzzle is the first 2 numbers in the formula didn’t make sense to be in that order. They should’ve been switched judging by the code on the flying machine. Anyway, it kept me interested enough to finish the game despite all the game-interfering glitches. I’m hoping part 2 will be free of these bugs. Thanks. FYI: upon reading someone who’s upset about people complaining about glitches, I must inform anyone who reads this that: YES: my iOS is up to date YES: I, too, have the highest memory available for both my iPhone and iPad Pro. YES: I DO have the nerve to complain about glitches when I’ve completed all 4 of The Room games and each played seamlessly.
Unresponsive
by 5teve5 on 2020/01/25 16:41
The game is slow and unresponsive. It seems like you can not solve some parts until the game decides to let you time wise - and from what I could see it would not let you advance faster than it provided clues. Some things would not work, then you get the clue and suddenly the same thing did work. Not worth the money.
AH. MAY. ZING.
by ImReallyAMermaid706 on 2020/01/24 05:46
I LOVE this game!!!! Best puzzle game I have ever come across & I've played A LOT!!! I can only imagine the amount of work that went into this game, so I kind of feel terrible to say... IT WASN’T LONG ENOUGH!!! I beat it in less than 2 hours!!! I need more games EXACTLY this freaking good for the rest of my gaming life!! PLEASE make more games & never stop!!! KUDOS to the team at Blue Brain Games!!! Y’all are the bomb dot com!!!
Exelent game
by alcoonn on 2020/01/23 17:37
Very very good game, a little too short but really good
House of Davinci
by GMarie@@33 on 2020/01/22 15:25
Love games like this and loved this one but I had to stop in middle of library as it was too hard on my eyes on my phone. Best played with an iPad I think. Downloaded on iPad and am addicted. Much easier to see and I increased the brightness on the iPad and it’s helped tremendously. When I finish I’m headed to the new version.
Immersive Gem
by Kroz Hog on 2020/01/20 19:57
I love this game! The puzzles are clever, range from simple to challenging (but never repetitive nor frustrating), and blend beautifully into a gorgeously crafted visual style that evokes the Renaissance. The music and sounds are a nice touch, and the advancement of the storyline through puzzle-solving adds to an immersive experience. I’m certain that this game draws comparisons to the Room series (which I adore also), but in this instance, that’s high praise. This game is well-crafted, well thought out, and well worth owning. I also loved the second installment of this series, an am anxiously awaiting the next one!
Challenging and fun
by Tim McM on 2020/01/18 23:42
I use my tablet more for productivity than games, but I just happened across this and it intrigued me. Great graphics with beautiful scenes describes the visual aspect of the game. Challenging mysteries and puzzles kept me engaged and coming back for more! Try it, you’ll like it!
Da Vinci josh3DS
by Zelda3d on 2020/01/16 04:17
Da
Great puzzle game
by Livid Viv on 2020/01/16 03:02
Good: great graphics. Good story line. Bad: I got frustrated because I didn’t know how to switch between the dials on the glove at first. That was my only frustration really but I eventually figured it out.
Outstanding
by Warrantee on 2020/01/15 04:09
This game is so immersive, so detailed, and so challenging. It’s a must for puzzle game lovers and well worth it!
Wonderful, Exciting, Affordable Fun!
by SteelOvaries on 2020/01/14 03:40
Loved this one so much I bought part two and am waiting for Part 3! Well worth the $4.99 I spent. This was the way Apps were supposed to be. A good game for a fair price.
Enjoyed
by Zzppcc on 2020/01/13 20:25
Well I did. I took my time used clues as needed. I finished this game over the course of a year- yes, I like to savor it. So what...
Complete knockoff
by regalillegal on 2020/01/13 18:23
Completely unoriginal. How lame to be stealing so many ideas from others instead of coming up with your own. I love this style of game but was so disappointed that the game mechanics are so clearly taken from the room.
Your game is flawed
by arconw on 2020/01/12 22:13
I have reset the chapter with the map in the gold globe multiple times and tried every move possible you cannot complete this section it’s flawed waisted money
Perfect!
by Latameer on 2020/01/12 15:19
If you like to solve puzzles but hate all the ads and characters talking, this is the game for you. Challenging puzzles, one right after another, without all the walk-through or crazy altering storylines. Totally worth the few bucks. If you want a game you can blow through without thinking look elsewhere.
Repeat of a great game
by dave@48 on 2020/01/11 00:13
Once again, Rooms keep me spending way too much time with no breaks.
Thumb up !!
by Blueflag56 on 2020/01/09 19:17
Cons=none Pro=amazing
I wanted to like this game
by Miss_Tish on 2020/01/09 02:04
I’m a huge fan of the The Room games. And this games definitely tries to capture the same feel. But it’s FAR too convoluted. I honestly don’t mind difficult puzzles. I’ve had to use hints or walkthroughs in the past. And that’s ok. But there was always an “ohhhh” moment. A moment where you realize what you missed. This game felt nearly impossible to complete without hints and walkthroughs, and even then, I never got the “ohhhh” feeling. Instead, I felt like it was unreasonable of the developers to think a player would have the patience to click on almost literally EVERY nook and cranny to find the planted clue. While trying to be clever, the game forgot to be enjoyable. I paid for and played all the The Room games. I paid money for this one too. But I don’t think I’ll be buying the next one.
So cool
by The slayer6161 on 2020/01/08 23:25
I am so happy I found this game it is so mind twisted and fun
Stunning and tricky!
by Epiploic on 2020/01/07 15:19
Absolutely stunning and tricky! Love this game so far!
Too many glitches!
by Disappointed Nashvillian on 2020/01/07 03:48
I have had the game for 24 hours. It looks beautiful, but it is awkward to play with delays where you will complete something and have to repeat it several times for it to “take.” Other times you complete something and get stuck because it is unclear what to do next. For example on the catapult, I easily got the bottle image lined up, but when I zoomed out nothing happened. The hint said “when you turn the crank you can arm and fire” but nothing told me how to do it. After watching the instruction video, which said to turn the circular wheel on the left of the catapult, I tried and nothing happened. I was stuck and gave up. When I tried later, I found that I could just push down the trigger on the back right of the catapult, and it worked. Really annoying. If you love the ROOM, I would think twice before buying this. I quality of play just is not nearly as good and is oftentimes aggravating. Disappointing. (I am playing on an iPhone - the same one I played all the ROOMS on with no problems.)
Disappointing
by Goobnooky29 on 2020/01/05 19:11
If you are familiar with the original “Room” series, half way through playing this game you will realize why that series is still considered the leader in this category. The one thing that sets The Room apart is how it elicits a WOW response in the player. There are so many times when solving a puzzle and watching an amazing result brings on an almost giddy feeling that is, for lack of a better word, delightful. Too many times in this game I felt that it had become a drudgery and solving a particular puzzle was a relief and not a delight. Several chapters dragged on and on and took way too long to complete, leading to more of the feeling of drudgery. Add to this the quirkiness of some of the puzzles that leave you completely confused about what is to be accomplished, and the needless requirement for high positional accuracy in others, and it leads to less than warm fuzzies for the game. The “ending” of the game comes as a complete surprise, as it just suddenly stops after completing one of the puzzles. It’s like the developers did not know where to stop so they just threw in an epilogue and called it good. It really made no sense and felt incomplete. If you’ve never played the Room series, you will probably like this game quite a bit, as it is challenging. But if you’ve come to this game through playing the Room series, you may very likely feel the way I did when complete. Disappointed.
Excellent Game
by Jdcengr on 2020/01/04 16:58
Awesome game control. Fun plot. Someone was really creative in coming up with this stuff. A few minor glitches but nothing insurmountable. I like that I pay a price for the game and don’t keep being asked to pay for hints to get past some stupid conundrum. WELL WORTH THE PRICE.
Awesome
by wmhollis on 2020/01/03 20:11
This game was so fun and challenging for me...very much enjoyed it!
Wow
by Rc0474 on 2020/01/02 13:50
This is great
Fun, but frustrating
by iPhoneYouPhoneWeAllPhone on 2020/01/02 02:48
As everyone else has noticed, this is somewhat of a blatant ripoff of the room series. But it’s also very buggy. Many times when you put on the lens, it won’t show what it’s supposed to. I’ve sat through walkthrough videos only to find that the lens shows something it doesn’t show me, unless I equip/unequip it 4-5 times in a row. The activation areas on some objects are also really small, meaning things look immovable when they’re not. Could benefit from better usability testing. Edit: I understand the difference between the two lenses. The “tempus” one requires you to draw a symbol before you can go back in time. (spoiler) But for example, in the crypt, on the side of the tomb, with the lever and Roman numerals, I would equip the “infinitum” lens, and nothing happens. Then if I repeat 3 or 4 times, I finally see the hidden path and can see what turning the wheel does.
More Fun Than The Room
by NikkiJ MD on 2020/01/02 02:39
Admittedly it’s been a while since I played the room, but this game was less dark and creepy. The puzzles were equally challenging to those in The Room. I enjoyed the graphics and music and the hints were helpful without giving away the strategy. I also really appreciated that the hints were included in the purchase of the game. If you like escape games, this one is worth every penny.
Yes there ARE glitches!
by rosybeige on 2020/01/01 18:04
I’m on a new ipad latest version and with iOS 13 and the coded reels in the globe in chapter 2 were there and then disappeared in both rings. So there’s your specificity my friend. That’s not a glitch?!
Linking profiles
by tracey-renae on 2019/12/30 19:59
I wish there was a way to link my profile I originally downloaded to an android phone and I upgraded my to an iPhone and I have to start all over because I can’t link my game play. But other then that I love the game ,just wish I could have finished my original game.
From a fan of “The Room”
by foinwefof;jkn on 2019/12/30 14:45
After finishing the Room series, I was looking for something similar, though not expecting nearly as good as this. This is a top class game all by itself. I’m a “casual” gamer (I use hints a lot...s), but I found this game challenging but not so much that I got frustrated. Excellent graphics and ease of moving around.. Outstanding job, guys.. More please! Seamus
Pales in comparison to The Room
by devops-lover on 2019/12/30 04:39
This a cheap imitation of The Room, with very clunky controls and puzzles that aren’t as enjoyable
Great puzzle game for fans of The Room
by whocaresaboutadumbnickname on 2019/12/29 22:14
The gameplay and puzzle types are identical to the top-notch The Room series, so you’ll like this if you like that. The puzzles are a bit less intuitive than The Room, and the clues are much more straightforward, so there’s less challenge if you use the clues feature, but I found myself using it more often than in The Room. Overall a good game and definitely worth the time and money.
Crashes.
by Griswold256 on 2019/12/29 20:00
I just recently downloaded The House of Da Vinci II, and had problems with it crashing every 15-30 seconds. So, I thought I’d go back to the original and play it again, and I’m having the same crashing issues with this one as well. I don’t know if it’s my device or if it is an issue with the server or what. If it’s a developer issue, please fix this!!!
Kept us entertained
by mkfitz on 2019/12/29 02:09
We felt this was on a par with The Room but it had it’s own unique flavor. The boyfriend rates this game a 4 because the ending was weak. Looking forward to a sequel.
I love it
by 8366482646482 on 2019/12/28 02:13
This is just my type of game. The mystery and puzzles are a little tricky to solve, but’s what makes it so fun. I’ve only had this game for about ten minutes, but I’m already addicted.
Great game! If you like The Room, you will like this game!
by gman91478 on 2019/12/25 21:17
When I first started playing, I thought it was by the same developer that created “The Room” series. The puzzles are very similar in style and equally as challenging; graphics are just as good; and the story line is of the same quality but unique. As the game progresses, the puzzles do get a little more challenging - some, almost a guessing game, so you may find yourself using hints more than expected. I’m glad I found this only a few weeks after the release of “The House of Da Vinci II” - I plan to download the sequel as soon as I finish this review.
Game exits while playing
by vegas5 on 2019/12/25 15:30
I like this game, but in the middle of playing, the game exits taking me back to my app screen. Please fix glitch.
Nice try
by Tony Richengod on 2019/12/25 15:11
I gave this game a try since I love "The Room" series. This game tries to emulate The Room, but the puzzles lack the intuitiveness and ingenuity of the former, with clumsy riddles that oftentimes make no sense (why would you make the player assemble a screwdriver?? It's redundant)
Excellent and challenging
by o t r on 2019/12/19 16:53
This is a fun and challenging game. I have been playing for a short time but am already hooked. I played all the Room series games and this is just as fun and exciting. Already can’t wait to play the next one. Great job 5 stars.
Great
by Relicsoldier on 2019/12/16 03:27
Loved it wonderful game
Best escape game ever!
by CreiZZO on 2019/12/12 19:48
I’ve literally tried every escape game and this is by far the best! Best graphics. Worth every penny!
It’s good but
by Mgray7777 on 2019/12/08 06:18
I really like this game but when you’re trying to solve certain parts it’s like it’s not sensitive to the intricate movements. What I meant is I’ll be trying to move a slider for instance and instead it’ll move me completely out of that part of the puzzle. It keeps happening. I don’t think I wasted my money but I won’t buy a game from this maker again.
WOW
by Feline Muse on 2019/12/05 06:33
I wrote the review below a couple of years ago and just today learned that Da Vinci 2 is out!!! So happy! So I am replaying 1 before moving on to 2. Thank you and please make more!!! ...................................................................................................................... I love The Room and haven't been able to find any other games anywhere NEAR the elegant beauty and sense of total immersion until I stumbled upon this. So far it is sensational and please keep creating more!!! I just finished and no bugs found. I am heartbroken that it's over so PLEASE create another!
hard to manuever
by Floods? on 2019/12/03 03:08
It is hard to maneuver objects. They must be in the exact position for it to work. It is also hard to examine objects without completely zooming away from action on the board. It is equally hard to connect objects that work together. Perhaps it will get easier as I go along, as I get more used to the quirks of this puzzle.
The best!
by jimu57 on 2019/12/02 07:23
What’s next?
Ok game
by Andrew0328 on 2019/12/02 03:06
It plays like “The Room” games but this game’s story line is weak and game control is off a bit.
Great game
by drexl77 on 2019/11/23 17:29
This is such a great addition to my other favorites, The Room 1, 2, 3, and Old Sins. I really hope you guys will make another one like this!!
Audio not working
by Kelsie0619 on 2019/11/13 01:21
Can’t get the audio to work on my iPad. Speakers work fine in other apps. :(
Loved it!
by Austin5112011 on 2019/11/07 04:16
I only recently found out that these games existed, (The Room Series, and The House Of Davinci). I played through the room series first buying all of them and moved to this one after. I am one who loves to test my mind and I have to admit I was still stumped with a few things even after using all the cleverly made hints. I wouldn’t make anything any easier, if anything I would even make it a little more challenging. The only thing I wish is that there was a second one. I knew I was nearing the end and even though I was excited to finish, I wasn’t excited for the end.
Great puzzling!
by Junglbunee on 2019/11/05 03:13
While I found the gameplay very similar to The Room, the puzzles were just a touch more intricate. I found myself hitting the hint button a bit more often than I like to. The game play was longer, so it seemed to me, which I really liked. More please!
Crashes
by Minitor2 on 2019/11/03 03:28
Constant crashing on iPad Pro (13.2) this game is unplayable on the current OS
Completely unintuitive at times
by Ipadislimited on 2019/10/31 06:36
And the ending is futile
Well...
by RedDogRoger on 2019/10/21 01:36
First off, I am using an iPad Pro and had no issues whatsoever with tech - I played the game through as intended. My takeaway is that 1) the quirky modeling often gets in the way of free motion, 2) more than a few of the puzzle/challenge “answers” were achieved through blunt force random chance and lent no satisfaction and 3) the “hint” system is, well, stuck in the retrospective a lot of the time as in “yeah, been there, done that”. A let down there. Beautiful game to look at, but no real “pop” to it intellectually...
Becomes Glitchy (for me) after completing the Library
by The Strawman on 2019/10/20 20:11
I don't often write reviews, but I'm hoping to get some help. First of all, this seems like a great game (what little I've been able to play so far), enough so that I purchased the full version and played through the library again. However, since I passed the library and entered the lab (?), the game crashes so much I can't accomplish anything. I use an older iPad 3, but generally do not have problems with game play. I re-uploaded the app and again was able to play through the library, but upon moving on to the next room immediately started having the same issue as before. Game play to this point seems flawless. But I can barely do anything at this point and am booted from the game every few seconds. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Fun Challenging Puzzles
by Rockport, Maine on 2019/10/19 00:08
I got stuck a couple of times but if you keep trying you’ll eventually get it.
Generally quite good, UX has some issues
by Cailin Oh on 2019/10/18 19:36
Generally a very good game. I enjoyed playing it. Comparisons to The Room are great, too many, really. I liked the Di Vinci perspective. But the UX was frustrating at times. Zooming was especially random, sometimes you could look 360 degrees, sometimes not, and sometimes you could get directly where you wanted to go, and sometimes you had to do crazy zoom in and zoom outputs to make a lateral move. The surfaces and scenery were gorgeous, games adequately challenging. But sometimes I solved a puzzle just by touching it to see what the controls did, and sometimes when I knew just what I needed to do I either couldn’t see or the controls were overly difficult to simply get to move. If they had just invested a little bit more in the playability, it would’ve gotten a full 5 stars from mr.
Too difficult for me.
by jcherepy on 2019/10/15 02:09
Gave up.
Beautifully Disappointing
by Da man 1011234321 on 2019/10/11 02:31
If you, like me, have played all of the Rooms faithfully, then you have come to expect the puzzles to be on an ever-increasing grand scale. I don’t think this was expected to compare. It was only after reaching a rather abrupt ending that I realized that this more like a short story compared to the epic novels of the first three and Old Sins (all four recommended as much as can be recommended!). That being said, The House of DaVinci had some really frustrating limits. Limited range of movement was among the first. The original games have a 360° view most of the time versus this game where it was only 180° views for the most part. Restrictive perspectives was next. You could only look at some things in some ways (compared to the ability in the other games to completely turn over an item in your inventory). Lacking the ability to fully explore a space hindered my ability to find the trickier hidden compartments. Too many times, I couldn’t just look around the desk to find the loose rivet. Instead, I had to pull away from the desk, move to the next space over, look back to the desk, and ONLY THEN could I hone in on the tricky rivet. Lastly, the inability to move freely within a space greatly hindered my ability to manipulate levers and slides. On the plus side, the game is still beautifully designed and the puzzles were entertaining enough (though they still lacked the strong reasoning and cohesion we have come to expect). Still, a fun few hours for the price.
In the same class as “The Room” series
by THarlin on 2019/10/09 01:45
Gorgeous graphics, sensiblly challenging puzzles, and even a coherent story line. Fabulous work.
If your looking for room 4 this ain’t it
by Greenjeans27 on 2019/10/02 04:09
Love the room series, this looks the same but is not even close, stay awa, wIt for another room gam
Amazing
by stylist_billy on 2019/09/28 18:30
Totally outdone yourselves guys. Good job!
So far...
by Freedom_Lover99 on 2019/09/27 08:30
So this game is pretty snazzy so far. I have recently been turned on to these types of games through buying and playing the room 3. I absolutely loved it. Near the end of it, I found this and got the lite version to compare. Needless to say, I bought this one as well. The graphics are better and the fluidity of movement is better as well.. if I could rate higher, I would. I just completed chapter one. An update to my review will ensue once I’ve beat this one as well. Good gaming!
Such an inferior version of the room
by seph454 on 2019/09/26 00:07
Controls are god awful and there are such an array of completely frustrating and unenjoyable puzzles compared to the room. An inferior copy that I won’t even bother finishing Update: the more I play the worse it gets, puzzles are completely flawed and illogical among the worst I’ve seen, sorry but don’t purchase this game. Will be deleting without finishing, highly recommend all the room games.
Stuck
by BPBP2000 on 2019/09/17 21:43
I have played and enjoyed all The Room games. This game has nice graphics but the puzzles are not as slick. The hints sometimes are for actions already taken and sometimes the eyepieces work and sometimes they do not. Currently stuck at the windlasses and tired of the hints not moving the game forward. More irritating than fun. Disappointed.
Good Effort But Lacking
by The Lord of Hats on 2019/09/14 03:41
So like others have said, it's clearly a take on The Room. Which is fine! That's a good game! Give us more in the genre! Similar puzzles, visuals, and so on. But I can't help feel like it comes up short. I don't want to lean too heavily on comparisons, but it's kind of unavoidable. Visually, the game is well crafted, and also very dark. Which is a problem in The Room as well, but it's exacerbated here by how often the game is expecting you to notice tiny details that are often just too hard to see on iPad, and there's no way that I've found to adjust the brightness. The game isn't especially well signposted, either. You arrive in a new chapter, and you see a bunch of new puzzles before you, which is exciting, except that it's immediately unclear what you're supposed to be doing. Is this puzzle not meant to be interacted with yet? Or is the missing piece out there and you just missed it? Or are you not swiping quite right? Maybe you missed something with one of the lenses (in the Room, things you needed the lens for hard a particular gleam to let you know it was necessary, and were also visible regardless of zoom). You end up ping ponging around the room, which isn't especially satisfying. Later on in a chapter, you'll get a missing piece and need to walk around remembering which puzzle it went to. That just isn't the fun part of these games. The time lens is also a real bust, unfortunately. It's a neat idea, but it too often boils down to "the puzzle is to remember that the time lens exists", because what it effectively does is just show you the answer and give you steps--often obtuse, unguessable steps--that you then follow. Which... isn't really a puzzle at that point, is it? There are still puzzles that are hits, don't get me wrong. But its hit rate is a little lower than it needs to be, and doesn't make up for the extended periods of wandering. I hope that the developer make a sequel and learn from their mistakes on this one. But as it is, I can't really recommend it.
Graphics great but puzzles are issue
by Tnpb7d on 2019/09/12 01:20
I love a good puzzle game but some of these puzzles just don’t make sense. It’s like I’m missing some key note that was never presented. It’s frustrating. I don’t a hard puzzle but I expect to have the info needed to solve it.
Minus d wings
by Jags gang on 2019/09/09 03:33
Yep, I thought it was really good. It kept me occupied and using my brain for a few days. Beautiful!! I’ll buy the sequel due out this year 2019. Congrats to you guys for creating this. I’m hoping the next is as good, maybe better?
Great thinking game
by Sandovallegos on 2019/09/06 20:10
Great thinking game that gives hints if you are stuck. I want to find more like it. The ending wasn’t grand but the game play for solving the puzzles were fun.
Super impressed
by FlashyJG on 2019/09/05 02:16
Intelligent, well thought out and kept me interested and challenged. Graphics are stellar! Hoping for a sequel!
Amazing Game
by kalyre321 on 2019/09/02 21:12
I am giving five stars for the beauty and crisp look of this game. The background music and sound effects are perfect. The difficulty level is daunting for an adult, yet it is listed at 9+. Very enjoyable brain work! Thanks so much.
Best game I’ve played in ages
by PDXShoeGal on 2019/09/02 02:10
Worth every penny. Very challenging puzzles, beautiful soundtrack, great concept. I would highly recommend this game.
Freaking amazing
by CinVT on 2019/09/01 21:07
I can’t believe how beautiful and magical this game is. Wish there was a platform to encourage repeat plays...secrets to discover etc.
Perfect
by axmcnsajsncoewjnx on 2019/09/01 04:07
Incredible graphics. Challenging, yet possible puzzles and really fun! I had zero issues while playing and thoroughly enjoyed how realistic the graphics were. No lagging and no bugs. I’d buy every game from this company.
Similar to the Room Series
by Ms_T1gger on 2019/08/30 21:30
Finished all of the Room Series Games and looked for something somewhat as immersive as those. Additionally, I am fascinated with Leonardo Da Vinci and what devoted from his inventions/theories. I was not disappointed. The House of Da Vinci developers gave me decent challenges with the puzzles, I looked forward to the next Chapter to continue the journey through Da Vinci’s designs. The only slightly negative critique is the darkness of the environment. While I understand the game’s developers took me through the rubble of destroyed rooms, they could add the need to light an area with torches or candles, etc. This issue is not enough for me to downgrade the game’s rating; however, some may find this irritating when searching the rooms for the subtle nuances required for puzzle-solving. Finally, even though I solved the final puzzle in the last chapter, I thought ending was somewhat anti-climatic and left me wondering if this was truly an ending or a novel method from the developers to arc into future Da Vinci games. (I will not elaborate, since doing so would become a potential spoiler and possibly stop others from purchasing this game...not positive if others share this point of view. Hopefully, this ending arcs to additional games!)
An attempted imitation of The Room
by Ryjrena on 2019/08/27 07:13
I’ve finished the room series and is looking for something similar. I would say this is a failed imitation. From art to puzzle design, I felt the difference. That’s why you don’t get editor’s choice
So much fun!!!!
by Nellson1 on 2019/08/25 07:48
So many puzzles to solve, just way too much fun 😃
Fun, interesting, great puzzles.
by Tree36x on 2019/08/25 03:17
I really enjoyed playing this game. It wasn’t always easy but kept moving. I liked the storyline too. Thanks for creating it!
Very enjoyable game.
by Samwuq3 on 2019/08/24 02:30
Great graphics, yes it costs a couple bucks but THERE ARE NO ADDS!!!... that’s worth twice what it cost imo.
Sensational
by Gabethemaster on 2019/08/23 23:13
Best game since the Room. This is what all games should be like! I’m so sad that I finished it. I’ll have to wait for the next fabulous game and until then I will be bored with everything else. If you haven’t tried this yet I highly recommend it.
Mikeavic
by mikeavic on 2019/08/22 19:03
It is very difficult to manipulate the puzzles because the screen keeps moving as it is touched while attempting to move the puzzle piece. Need to find a way to hold screen still during puzzle solving.
Right idea but lacks function
by EmChatz on 2019/08/21 21:15
I purchased this game after completing all of “the room” games, and I was itching for more puzzles. While the game has the right intentions, the interface isn’t very finctional/ responsive to touch. Additionally the desgin isn’t legible (ie: it’s visibly hard to notice switches or buttons because the game designers failed to distinguish coloring in the images). It could be a great game; however, it’s very frustrating when the interface isn’t responsive and the player gets stuck. I had to utilize “hints” when I was on the right track to solving the puzzles to begin with- lack of touch sensitivity is irritating.
Fun so far
by Conscript on 2019/08/21 03:47
The touch controls feel a bit sluggish sometimes, but the game is interesting and fun.
The House of Da Vinci is great
by BarnardClangdeggin on 2019/08/17 15:59
Way better than most of the other trash out there. Great graphics. Also not having to incrementally buy bits of gameplay like other games is nice. It was worth the $5 to pay all at once. Most of it is solving puzzles only to find another puzzle piece. My only complaint.
Amazing Game!!!!! Sooo worth it!!
by lilah sunshine on 2019/08/17 07:05
I loved this game and I honestly was heartbroken when it ended. The graphics are top quality, the game play is easy to learn and use and the puzzles are purely amazing! I didn’t know what to fully expect and this game just blew me away! I really hope the team is able to create more just like this if not a continuation of this so we can find out how it all ends!
Best Game I’ve Ever Played
by SlasH1313 on 2019/08/13 16:51
This is hands down the best escape game I’ve ever played on iOS. I really hope these guys make more- I will buy ever single one they do. A masterpiece!
Above and beyond other “room escape” games
by My favorite game!! on 2018/02/14 08:26
I don’t know how this game is NOT getting 5 stars across the board. People have the nerve to complain about “glitches” but never once do they specify what device they are using or what iOS version, etc. I am on an iPad Pro with the highest memory on both the iPad and iCloud. And I have NO problems with virtually ANY games or apps, but especially THIS one. This is such a beautiful game. So much time had to have gone into the development. I appreciate good games when they come out, and this is by FAR one of THEE BEST games in 2017 and so far in 2018. And I am not a little kid, nor am I a person who lacks knowledge of internet and App Store games, etc. I just wish people would realize that even though we came a long way since the dial up connection and AOL, there still can be problems that make your device and games run slow. If you have not upped your speed of your internet connection lately, if you have a bunch of devices and people with their devices all on one source of internet, if you do not update your iOS versions when updates come out, if you have tons of things running and not being used on your device while trying to play a game. There’s a lot of factors that can be your problem and not the game/developers problem. So idk. I just wish these people would get more credit and less negative feedback. I mean.....could you make a game or an app like this ? 🤔🙄👌😂
Similar to the Room Series
by Ms_T1gger on 2019/08/30 21:30
Finished all of the Room Series Games and looked for something somewhat as immersive as those. Additionally, I am fascinated with Leonardo Da Vinci and what devoted from his inventions/theories. I was not disappointed. The House of Da Vinci developers gave me decent challenges with the puzzles, I looked forward to the next Chapter to continue the journey through Da Vinci’s designs. The only slightly negative critique is the darkness of the environment. While I understand the game’s developers took me through the rubble of destroyed rooms, they could add the need to light an area with torches or candles, etc. This issue is not enough for me to downgrade the game’s rating; however, some may find this irritating when searching the rooms for the subtle nuances required for puzzle-solving. Finally, even though I solved the final puzzle in the last chapter, I thought ending was somewhat anti-climatic and left me wondering if this was truly an ending or a novel method from the developers to arc into future Da Vinci games. (I will not elaborate, since doing so would become a potential spoiler and possibly stop others from purchasing this game...not positive if others share this point of view. Hopefully, this ending arcs to additional games!)
An inferior version of the room
by 9 inch on 2018/06/20 23:24
It’s pretty good, the graphics are great and the game is challenging. They basically copied “the room” game mechanics, along with the eye piece, puzzle style and hint system. Although it’s a quality game, playing it came with some frustration. In many instances the objects you can interact with are not responsive enough and will only move/slide if you do it precisely from the angle they intended it to move. Some of the puzzles made very little sense to me and were not fun to solve. Also, I found the hint system to be pretty bad. It would often give you clues for thing that you’re already a head of, like you’re trying to solve some puzzle and the hint would say “have you noticed this puzzle?”. Sometimes the hint would say “maybe I should use this item in my inventory but where?” Not helpful. Also the hints would try to forward you to a certain location with an obscure description of it. For example, it would say “there was a protrusion near the golden decoration that might be movable” and I’m googling protrusion and can’t find any golden decoration on the screen. Lastly, the eye piece only works if you look at the exact spot, meaning you can’t just scan the room with it. To sum up, if you haven’t played the room games, buy them! They are the original and much superior. If you have played them and looking for a similar game, this would do.
Good game! Very unoriginal.
by Helphe on 2017/06/28 18:06
The House of Da Vinci is a very well done game, with only minor control issues every now and then. I managed to get through it in about four hours and I was impressed about just how tight it felt. The problem comes in the lack of originality. Now, I've been a fan of The Room series from the beginning, and this game is the most blatant copy I've ever seen. The Oculi that you receive in the first chapter are clearly direct rip offs of the Eye piece from all three room games. The first of the two Oculi even allows you to see inside and manipulate machinery, which is almost exactly what the upgraded eyepiece in the room does along with letting you see things invisible to the naked eye, which is also something the first oculi does. Although the second Oculi is more original, and I did quite like the time travel theme, I wish it had been used more often. Several times throughout the game I have seen many objects that look almost identical to ones in The Room, especially in the Crypt when you get a particular key that bears a striking resemblance to the Craftsman's Key from the third room game. Now, this isn't to say I didn't enjoy this game, in fact, I quite like it. I would love to see a sequel, but I would advise a little bit more originality. Maybe ditch the first Oculi or make modifications. Overall, I do recommend this game.
I'd give 5 stars, but...
by missymeggie on 2018/01/25 08:37
As a fan of puzzle games/escape rooms, I really really like this game. Nice graphics, interesting story and fun puzzles kept me very entertained. The problem was with the oculi (hope I spelled that right) when it wanted to work everything was all good, but when it didn't I would wonder around questioning if I did something wrong, of course I was doing it right, but it was glitched and then I'd have to go to the net to see what I needed to do, because no matter how many times I'd refresh the chapter it still didn't work. I see that I'm not the only one with this problem and I'm playing on an iPad mini. Developers please fix your glitches!!! I'd give a 5/5 if you fixed. :D UPDATE: I am changing my review because I was not using the oculi correctly. I am leaving my previous comments above incase this happens to anyone else. I was not aware that the oculi had two functions (well I did, but didn't understand the true mechanics) I thought it was a one button does all, not realizing you need to swipe down for the memory and up for the hidden clues. Now that all my frustrations are gone, I can 100% give this game a 5/5!!
Good, complex.
by Mihaal87 on 2017/09/10 15:04
First let me just say that this game should not be compared to The Room. The only similarities are that there are puzzles to solve, a storyline and lenses that reveal hidden aspects of certain puzzles. That is all. Maybe the graphics, but I digress. Any comparison to the game should be seen as complimentary seeing as they are on par with one another in terms of enjoyment. The House of Da Vinci is a beautiful game. Great music. Models of Da Vinci's original inventions imagined as puzzles. Lots of fun and mystery. The only issue I have with it is the complexity of each chapter. Things will be going smoothly one moment, then the next you're hit with a puzzle so complex that you start considering having to Google the answer. Then, there is a puzzle in the room that you thought you had completely figured out and therefore had discarded it from your mind, then, three or four puzzles later, you are required to return to it. This can become annoying because there's nothing at all obvious about it and you have to resort to using hints to tell you to go back and take a fifth or sixth look or literally tapping on every single object in the area. While these issues are fairly annoying, the game as a whole is quite fun. Highly recommended. 4 out 5.
I was looking forward to this game but....
by Gatines on 2017/07/29 03:48
I was quite disappointed. Having played all The Room games, this is just like it in a sense. Same concept, different story, which to me wasn't the disappointing part since I love The Room. The graphics are quite good and it has potential except that it's full of glitches. I can't get the oculus to work. I had to go on line several times to see if I was doing something wrong but after following some videos step by step, I still can't get the darn thing to work. I kept going back and restarting the chapter, but that seemed to make things worse. I'm playing on a iPhone 7+. Things seem a bit disjointed at times, and I found that in many occasions I couldn't achieve a certain action unless I waited for the hints which took forever and were very vague. At his point I feel like I wasted $4.99. To people thinking about downloading this game, I say if you haven't tried The Room, please get it all three of them! You will not be disappointed. Much more smooth than this one and more logical to play without using hints. The Room will be having a new game by the end of '17. I'm looking forward to that. And to Blue Brain I say keep working on the glitches. And be more original. It would be great if you could make something as great as The Room but not so identical to it. Thanks
Beautiful
by JenniPoP on 2017/10/08 23:41
I loved this game. I finished it in 6 game hours, though it was probably less as I fell asleep playing it more than once (not from boredom, but because it kept me up playing long after I should have gone to bed)! The game was challenging but doable, and I loved the fact that you can walk around whole rooms an areas; the play space felt all around bigger than those in The Room series. I did have one small glitch- in the last area, I found a miniature flying device that I was supposed to stick into a camera like machine, except it wouldn’t go. The game thought it did, though it stayed in my inventory. Because of this I could not figure out which symbols went with which tube, so I had to literally go through every combination. Luckily there were only 3 choices for 3 slots, so there weren’t many combinations, but it kind of took the fun out of figuring it out. Besides that it was a fantastic game, stunningly beautiful graphics, and just all around a great time spent. Ive been looking for a game to pull me in with the challenge and beauty of the Room, and this definitely didn’t disappoint!
Astoundingly Beautiful Game! Review update below...
by _jbrown on 2017/06/29 06:58
Puzzling at its best! Reminiscent of the all time great The Room but has a different flare and artistry. I love a challenge and The House of DaVinci does not disappoint! I'm now 30 minutes minutes into the game and am highly entertained and engrossed completely. The graphics are excellent and gameplay is smooth and responsive. The music is absolutely perfect as it's sets an appropriate mood throughout. The puzzles are thought provoking and while indeed challenging, are not impossible. The gaming, artistry and challenging puzzles make The House of DaVinci more than worth the $5 cost. I'll be gifting several copies of this game in order to support the very capable developers. Great job and thank you developers! I contacted BlueBrain Games Customer Service after getting stuck in game. Had a problem with the octahedron puzzle which turned out to be on my end. I cannot say enough about the fantastic customer service from BlueBrain Games. They were quick to respond and very helpful. This is a company that will go far. Very impressed!
A decent room knockoff
by Fun for mobile on 2017/07/08 13:20
As a huge fan of the room series and their take on the "escape the room genre" I'm constantly on the lookout for similar games that can hold me over until the next room game is finally released. While this game isn't as polished it's a worthy knockoff. Every now and then some actions like turning a crank or pulling open a drawer will get bogged down or laggy. It doesn't happen too much and most occurrences can easily be fixed by zooming out and then in on the object. Although there have been a couple of instances where I didn't know what to do next because the object I needed to move, turn, or whatever didn't respond to my command and I'd end up wasting time thinking the object I needed was somewhere else. That can be frustrating but with it being few and far between I still give this game a solid four stars. There's a story and some lore for people that like that otherwise it's just you stuck in one giant room after the next. No backtracking. No need to speak with other characters to get useful intel. Just a bunch of interwoven puzzles that have so far proven to be both clever and challenging while still being fun
Fun but a bit frustrating
by Him aye on 2018/05/06 04:23
I very much enjoyed playing this game but I do have a couple complaints. The first is that the oculi only worked about 80% of the time. I kept coming to points where I was stuck and begrudgingly used a hint. The hint would point me towards using the oculi on a specific item, but it wouldn't work. I'd have to keep clicking the oculi on and off and by the 9th or 10th time, it would finally reveal what I should have been able to see all along. That wasted tons of time and was very frustrating. Another complaint I have is that is was very difficult to turn some of the cranks and wheels. This was particularly frustrating when trying to solve trial and error puzzles where the cranks had to be turned over and over and over again. My last complaint is that I really would have liked to be able to explore objects more freely. Movements and perspectives are very restricted. For instance, there was a chest in the upper level of the time machine level. I was only able to look at the front and it was annoying to not be able to explore the sides and the top, even if it's wasn't integral to solving anything.
Best game EVER, if you like challenge/puzzle games!
by di vinci 1 on 2019/05/28 05:18
Simply stunning, amazing, thrilling, immersive, captivating, and off the charts great. It’s the first game I’ve had a hard time putting it down even when I should be getting to sleep or taking care of something else. I was actual a bit sad to reach the end, I wanted it to keep going and going with more rooms, puzzles, etc. The game starts just a tad bit slow but once you get past the first room you’ll be hooked by what comes next. It gets better and better as you go through the game. The puzzles are fantastic and everything is extremely well thought out and planned to perfection. You folks have to make several sequels. My congratulations to you for a job extremely very well done. You have certainly raised the bar for what other developers must now attempt to achieve and offer. You are at the top of your game, keep raising the bar and offering more games like this. The entertainment value is certain a 10 and it deserves more than 5 stars.
Just like The Room
by Portbarton on 2017/08/27 15:52
So, this game is JUST LIKE the room. Ok, so it is not original, but it is very well produced. The Room is the real thing, but this is just as good. Same programmers???? Im not sure about the ethics about this, but with that said, I certainly enjoy playing it. If this game was called Room 4, I would be satisfied, and that is a COMPLIMENT, as I consider the Room series to be the best iPad games out there. Note to developer: Great work, but maybe go with an original theme next time? airplane, submarine, Romans, aliens, Disneyland? You certainly have the design and programming skills, but maybe you need some help in the creativity dept. But to potential purchasers, if you like the Room, you will like this also. A very slick game indeed. And one thing. I first gave this game a poor rating because of the oculi bug. Except i am now not sure it is a bug. You have to push the ocluli for maybe 2 seconds "sometimes". Once you figure that out, no more bugs. I guess it could be by design, but I doubt it.
A Promising Start to a New Series
by KupaMan on 2017/08/07 03:09
Every review is going to mention the Room series, and it's accurate. This is very much inspired by them, and it does a decent job satisfying those cravings. Most of the puzzles are clever and interesting, though some lose their logical through-line in the later parts. It doesn't feel as satisfying to solve them when the solutions are random. There was one puzzle I needed help with -- a color puzzle, where the rotating discs were indistinguishable for somebody with colorblindness like me. It would have been nice if the textures or color direction were more distinct. I took for granted how well The Room handled its touch controls until I played this. It's frustrating to try to pull a lever and instead toss the camera wildly every few swipes. The game doesn't put too much pressure on fast or precise control, so it's not a deal-breaker, but a little annoying. The game is a lot of fun, even with its shortcomings. It's a good first entry in what I hope is an on-going series of these puzzle games. It's not The Room, but it's no slouch either.
Great, harder than the Room
by Sopants on 2017/08/25 03:02
I have been wondering for the longest time why there weren't MORE clones of a franchise as great as "the Room." Finally, someone has filled that wide-open hole on the app store. As a Room game every couple years isn't nearly enough. And this team does it very, very well. Just as pretty as the Room... perhaps puzzles aren't quiiite as elegant, but they're easily more challenging. I can complete room games with few to no hints... I find it impossible here. But, the hints are there if/when you need them. Every great game we play today was inspired by those that came before it. I'm truly shocked about how much flack these devs are getting for what nearly all devs do... take something that worked, tweak it and add your own touch. I understand rolling your eyes at the 5000th coc knockoff, but this is a whole genre that has been the exclusive domain of 1 dev for years. IMO, it desperately needed some clones. My favorite Room was Room 1, when it was more like "the Box" than "the Room." Somehow it's easier spatially on my mind when you're mostly orbiting around a single, complex mechanism... rather than fiddling with 6, 8, 10 separate items that you constantly have to walk between. This game is probably most like the Room 2 in that regard... lots of different items across different rooms, but not as sprawling as room3 and it's huge hub world. Top notch, high quality product that Room fans owe it to themselves to get.
The catapult section is beyond painfully picky
by jam6jell on 2017/10/06 20:57
I was enjoying the game until I got to the part where you must aim the metal sight on the catapult at the glowing target on the wall. The idea is fine but nearly impossible to do because you need to be zoomed in on the crank that moves the catapult to move it, but then have to zoom out to see where it aimed. This would be fine if the screen was locked but it isn’t so you must swipe upwards to see the target again, which allows you to move the view of the catapult and target in any position, so you really have NO IDEA where you actually are aiming in relation to the crank! Even when you manage through infinite fussing back and forth to get it where you think it’s perfect, you must double tap on the wheel to zoom in so you can arm the catapult, and this tiny motion is enough to throw your aim off again. During the past two days I’ve shot at least 25 rounds and 3 even went straight through the target and nothing happens. Unless someone can get me a work around this is where the game ends for me. It’s very disappointing as I prefer the point of the game to be figuring out the sneaky nuances, not aiming something on an IPad.
Top-notch play for the most part
by Ibrad14 on 2018/04/13 02:35
This actually deserves 4.5 stars — absolutely beautiful imagery, a little too dark to discern on an iPhone at times, even with brightness turned way up but amazingly beautiful in the evening hours. The sound effects are really what make this game special for me… The Room had it too! All the clandestine clicks and clacks make my heart’s ears...I mean...ears’ heart pitter-pat. Challenging puzzles, some so much so I had to search the walkthroughs but still most were easy enough to enjoy. My main complaint and reason for the downgrade is the inability to switch between devices. Why?! Doesn’t make sense that one can’t enjoy on an iPad by day and then work a bit on it as they go to bed. Lol maybe this is normal for some games but I have played a few where both worked as if connected to apples Game Center or whatever. But major props! Would totally buy another one like this! Would love a Jack The Ripper or some time of killer/evidence investigation thing—not like the hidden object games tho.
Finally - A True Classic - Better Than the classic Mysts, etc
by Cocharlie on 2017/08/12 22:54
I've longed for the old classics that really had a good subtle story line, superb graphics, and most of all the challenges that were both appropriate to the story and challenging without being overly obtuse. THIS ONE DOES IT ALL AND MORE. The variety of puzzles and challenges is wonderful - and they fit perfectly with the theme and the graphics - and they aren't just a repetition of earlier ones that so many of the other games default to. The hints are well timed and not too obvious for those certain times when the solution just doesn't want to reveal itself. There were several times I felt the end of the game was around the corner only to find, with great joy, that the game was still afoot. This is a level above The Room games, which are a five star offering themselves. Please, please, please - send more of these our way. Thank you for raising the bar back to a most enjoyable height.
Fun But Definitely Inspired by The Room Games
by Tina1171 on 2017/07/26 03:10
If you enjoy puzzle games, then you will like House of DaVinci. However, it's very obvious that the game is heavily inspired by and in many was similar to The Room games. Since I like The Room games very much, I also like House of DaVinci. The graphics are great and, if you get stuck, the hints are helpful. I would warn though that playing it on a smaller iPhone screen (as I am) can strain the eyes. Overall, it's an enjoyable, challenging game - especially if you're fans of The Room and similar puzzle games. On a side note - another reviewer mentioned how helpful it would be if there was a way to adjust the brightness in the game and I wholeheartedly agree. Some switches are VERY hard to see, especially playing on my iPhone. If you have the option, play on an iPad instead. Still, I plan to keep an eye out for more games from this developer.
Nice Title
by viewcamera on 2017/08/02 03:20
I've been waiting for the Room IV for awhile now and DaVinci fills in pretty nicely. The graphics and story line are not quite the caliber of the Room series, but still engaging. I enjoy this style of game, and would play at least one more from this company. If I have any criticism it would be this: Too many keys, not enough other. One day I hope to see Obduction for IOS. Might happen, though probably too large a file for most cell phones. The two best games I've played on a phone are Myst and Riven. I Hope that helps you decide. Update: Played DaVinci first on an iphone6, then an ipad7 with headphones. Noticeable positive difference. The quality artwork comes alive with screen size. The stereo audio does some interesting things without being distracting. Second play through has been more fun than the first, mainly because of the larger screen. In particular I like the several small furry creatures gathered together in a cave grooving with a pict.
Cannot get to work, no support
by Mike088441 on 2017/07/27 01:41
I made it through 80% of the game overcoming the "minor" glitches. Then I encountered a glitch I couldn't get around. I asked support and on the second try they finally answered that there are no current bugs and referred me to a video. The game is not behaving like the video. After multiple tries, the game is now acting even worse and I cannot even get past puzzles that I got through before! Further questions to support have gone unanswered, undoubtedly because "there are no bugs"! I bought this game over a month ago so can no longer get a refund. I waited so long for support responses because other reviews say support is so responsive. This appears to be false, so I cannot recommend anyone buy this game. Yes, it has incredible potential and is fun when it works, but in its current flawed state is not worth $4.99. If support had helped me through the problems, I would have overlooked these problems and given it 4 or even 5 stars because of how well it works aside from these glitches. Hope it improves, but unlikely if they won't even admit there are problems.
Beautiful and engaging
by b9000 on 2018/05/22 05:13
This game is gorgeous and enthralling. The puzzle mechanics have some rough spots, though. First, the puzzles are inconsistent: the player sometimes needs to carry an unreasonably large object, even though it’s usually something tiny. Other times, some puzzles have very coarse mechanics, so that tapping them is all that’s needed, while others require you to swipe at a very precise angle. It would help a lot if the objects had consistent rules for interaction, too, so that actions like “opening” or “unlatching” could be actuated by the same swipe input patterns everywhere — most objects are fine, but one or two have glitches that end up really glaringly obvious. Second, the clues don’t always help. They are often ambiguous, and might refer to several different things. (Pretty much everything is a “medallion,” apparently.) There were times I was stuck to the point of frustration, simply because the clues were ambiguous, and left me looking in the wrong place. These problems left me feeling more frustrated than challenged at many points. There are some good puzzles for sure, but better consistency across all the puzzles would help. Criticism aside, I was absolutely enthralled by this game, playing nearly straight through. The graphics are beautiful, and drew me in every step of the way. I’m definitely looking forward to more from this publisher!
THE MOST AMAZING experience EVER! Even better than The Room series!!
by KauaiFinn on 2017/11/09 04:53
I read one review mention The Room & equate this game to it, and I didn’t need to hear more. I immediately bought & downloaded this game, and I was ecstatic right away! It’s very much like the room, with the SUPERIOR graphics, sounds, atmosphere, and puzzles. I dare say that I even liked this better than The Room for several reasons. There are a lot more “rooms” to work thru, he puzzles are a tad easier to figure out without relying on the hints all the time, and the length is superb! It took me over 8 hours to complete the game, which feels just right to me. (Well, I’d prefer to play forever. But, if it MUST end, I guess 8 hours is fair.) Games like these are what I had hoped for when I bought my first iPad. BRAVO! Really well done, Blue Brain squad. :) Please make hundreds more of these, and I promise to buy them all!
Disappointing
by Goobnooky29 on 2020/01/05 19:11
If you are familiar with the original “Room” series, half way through playing this game you will realize why that series is still considered the leader in this category. The one thing that sets The Room apart is how it elicits a WOW response in the player. There are so many times when solving a puzzle and watching an amazing result brings on an almost giddy feeling that is, for lack of a better word, delightful. Too many times in this game I felt that it had become a drudgery and solving a particular puzzle was a relief and not a delight. Several chapters dragged on and on and took way too long to complete, leading to more of the feeling of drudgery. Add to this the quirkiness of some of the puzzles that leave you completely confused about what is to be accomplished, and the needless requirement for high positional accuracy in others, and it leads to less than warm fuzzies for the game. The “ending” of the game comes as a complete surprise, as it just suddenly stops after completing one of the puzzles. It’s like the developers did not know where to stop so they just threw in an epilogue and called it good. It really made no sense and felt incomplete. If you’ve never played the Room series, you will probably like this game quite a bit, as it is challenging. But if you’ve come to this game through playing the Room series, you may very likely feel the way I did when complete. Disappointed.
Wonderful fun, and beautiful to boot!
by MomPolo on 2017/07/02 22:33
A worthy successor to great puzzle games like Myst, The 7th Guest, and The Room. Loved exploring the beautiful scenes and figuring out what to do next. Also a good length -- took me about 8 hours over a few nights to complete. One minor thing I didn't care for was that the hint system doesn't track what you've already done, it just gives you the next hint in the series for that puzzle. So maybe you've already found a piece, but the next hint you get tells you where to find the piece you just found, rather than skipping that one and giving you a hint for what you actually need to do next. Eventually you'll get the hint you need, but you may have to wait a while to get the one you actually need. That said, it was a very minor flaw that didn't hinder game play. Can't wait to see what's next!
Beautiful and Engaging
by Certified Vampire on 2017/08/08 15:44
While a little too early to determine how linear it may or may not be, the lavish attention to detail and the complexity of the puzzles make for a tantalizing experience. I am only a little disappointed at the number of times I have been forced to use the assist. The eyes in the bust, for instance, are not so easily seen to be like buttons. I also think that one or two more "combining" exercises (putting together discovered items) would have better established the means of actually performing the task – it is simple enough to recognize the need, but the process is easily lost amid distractions while looking for ways to use the items without thinking to combine them. THAT SAID – I purchased this game because I enjoy such gorgeous exercises. "The Room" trilogy set the benchmark, and—while whether it meets or surpasses the mark remains to be seen—"House of DaVinci" is (so far) giving a very good show.
Becomes Glitchy (for me) after completing the Library
by The Strawman on 2019/10/20 20:11
I don't often write reviews, but I'm hoping to get some help. First of all, this seems like a great game (what little I've been able to play so far), enough so that I purchased the full version and played through the library again. However, since I passed the library and entered the lab (?), the game crashes so much I can't accomplish anything. I use an older iPad 3, but generally do not have problems with game play. I re-uploaded the app and again was able to play through the library, but upon moving on to the next room immediately started having the same issue as before. Game play to this point seems flawless. But I can barely do anything at this point and am booted from the game every few seconds. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
It's The Room: 4
by Skipper3210 on 2017/06/30 07:07
If you are a super-fan of The Room series of games like I am, get this immediately. This game is so incredibly similar to those games that it astonishes me there hasn't been a lawsuit already. Everything from the art style, the inventory, the puzzles, the eyepiece, the story, the notes left by your mentor, the borderline between science and alchemy theme, the eerie but not scary ambiance, the hint system, the list goes on. For all it's similarities though, there are some subtle differences. I found the puzzles to be slightly (only slightly) more frustrating than puzzles in The Room games, with the next step in a puzzle sometimes being a little too obscure. Other notable differences are the historical setting and a new mode added to the eyepiece, allowing the user to see glimpses of the past. The only thing I can criticize the game on is sometimes the touch controls feel somewhat clunky and imprecise, lending to frustration when trying to preform basic interactions, particularly on smaller objects. Overall, this game is definitely worthy of picking up for any true puzzle game fan, just like the any of The Room games, and is a shining example of what a puzzle game should strive to be. I personally hope they make a sequel that's just as great as this one.
A Beautiful Masterpiece
by Kyr0ka on 2017/07/05 09:29
I've only come across a few games where I truly rate it 5 stars, and The House of da Vinci has now become a part of those select few. The puzzles, the graphics, the storyline, the soundtrack—are all beautifully done to shape this incredible project. I was engrossed from the start, and the suspenseful cliffhanger has me hooked for more from these developers. Nothing was ever too challenging that it made me want to never look at the game again, but nothing was ever too easy that it bored my brain. I was always filled with excitement when the character would sweep through the doors after completing a final puzzle, impatient for the next creative step/level/room of the story. A must game to play, and tale to jump into, for any puzzle lovers, master escapists, and those captivated by a good story.
Too many glitches!
by Disappointed Nashvillian on 2020/01/07 03:48
I have had the game for 24 hours. It looks beautiful, but it is awkward to play with delays where you will complete something and have to repeat it several times for it to “take.” Other times you complete something and get stuck because it is unclear what to do next. For example on the catapult, I easily got the bottle image lined up, but when I zoomed out nothing happened. The hint said “when you turn the crank you can arm and fire” but nothing told me how to do it. After watching the instruction video, which said to turn the circular wheel on the left of the catapult, I tried and nothing happened. I was stuck and gave up. When I tried later, I found that I could just push down the trigger on the back right of the catapult, and it worked. Really annoying. If you love the ROOM, I would think twice before buying this. I quality of play just is not nearly as good and is oftentimes aggravating. Disappointing. (I am playing on an iPhone - the same one I played all the ROOMS on with no problems.)
Good game - not for iPhone
by tvhopeful on 2017/07/12 17:12
I have been thoroughly enjoying this game and highly recommend it - but I very much wish I had started it on my iPad instead of my iPhone. The small screen size definitely makes finding objects and manipulating them difficult at times, and can even make figuring out some of the puzzles a lot more challenging than the puzzles really demand. That said - as others have noted, this game plays very much like The Room series, on which it is clearly modeled. The puzzles are fairly straightforward for the most part, although if you are as spatially challenged as I am, some of them can take a while to figure out :) For me, the overall challenge level is just about right - not so easy that I am flying through the game, but not so hard that I am throwing my device across the room (or watching walkthroughs) at every turn. Hope this helps!
Beautiful and promising but too frustrating to finish
by Skitterling on 2018/09/02 17:06
The graphics are beautiful and the music is delicate and amazing. The game mechanics are so finicky and frustrating that I have given up on the game several times because I’ve stopped enjoying it. Yes, it’s similar to the Room games, and that was why I purchased it in the first place. I love puzzle games, I looked forward to the overall storyline, the game is beautiful (if a bit dark on an iPhone 7+ with up to date iOS) and the music suits the atmosphere perfectly. The main difference for me is that the Room game mechanics are effortless and mostly intuitive. I rarely had any experience in any of the Room games where I was frustrated just trying to move a piece along a track. In contrast, this game is tetchy, finicky, and fiddly. I don’t know that I would call it buggy or glitchy, but maybe poorly programmed. The hint system is endlessly frustrating too. When I got tired of trying to fiddle with some puzzle piece or drawer or slider, I’d give in and check a hint only to be told something obvious I was already doing. It’s a beautiful game with soothing music but I’m deleting it from my phone because it’s not relaxing to play and I’m tired of struggling with it. It’s almost there, guys! Let me know if you decide to smooth out the mechanics of it and I’ll gladly try it again!
Amazing game
by planeart on 2017/09/11 21:16
I really loved this game. It took me awhile to complete it as I did it in increments. I did use the hint system more than a few times but sometimes just because I was lazy. I had to go online to solve a puzzle 2 times. Then I could've kicked myself because the solution was so "easy". The artwork and detail are really beautiful and there is really no repetition in the puzzles or solutions. Some of the puzzles are similar to The Room but the whole concept is similar so that's to be expected; it's what I love about the whole genre. It is beyond me how these creators even come up with these concepts, then design and implement them. I'm very impressed. I loved the DaVinci theme and setting. Ending was a bit flat and confusing but it didn't take away from my overall enjoyment.
Lack of colorblind mode detracts from otherwise solid game
by orbix42 on 2018/03/28 19:44
This is an entertaining puzzler in a similar style and approach to Fireproof Games’ ‘The Room’ series. However, it’s hampered by the eventual appearance of a puzzle that’s impossible to complete if you have one of the most common forms of color blindness. While this used to be a common issue, most studios have learned that it’s trivial to add either a ‘colorblind mode’ or to simply add other shape-based or pattern-based cues to puzzles, and there’s really no excuse to not make accommodations for this. For the dev’s reference, the puzzle in question is the gem puzzle in the Crypt chapter. If you can’t tell the colors of half the gems you’re supposed to place in the right place, it’s no longer frustrating as much as it is infuriating. If you can’t see the colors, you can’t even look up a walkthrough or guide to get past- you’re just done. I’ll see if I can’t get a friend or family member to handle that for me.
Fun, but frustrating
by iPhoneYouPhoneWeAllPhone on 2020/01/02 02:48
As everyone else has noticed, this is somewhat of a blatant ripoff of the room series. But it’s also very buggy. Many times when you put on the lens, it won’t show what it’s supposed to. I’ve sat through walkthrough videos only to find that the lens shows something it doesn’t show me, unless I equip/unequip it 4-5 times in a row. The activation areas on some objects are also really small, meaning things look immovable when they’re not. Could benefit from better usability testing. Edit: I understand the difference between the two lenses. The “tempus” one requires you to draw a symbol before you can go back in time. (spoiler) But for example, in the crypt, on the side of the tomb, with the lever and Roman numerals, I would equip the “infinitum” lens, and nothing happens. Then if I repeat 3 or 4 times, I finally see the hidden path and can see what turning the wheel does.
Generally quite good, UX has some issues
by Cailin Oh on 2019/10/18 19:36
Generally a very good game. I enjoyed playing it. Comparisons to The Room are great, too many, really. I liked the Di Vinci perspective. But the UX was frustrating at times. Zooming was especially random, sometimes you could look 360 degrees, sometimes not, and sometimes you could get directly where you wanted to go, and sometimes you had to do crazy zoom in and zoom outputs to make a lateral move. The surfaces and scenery were gorgeous, games adequately challenging. But sometimes I solved a puzzle just by touching it to see what the controls did, and sometimes when I knew just what I needed to do I either couldn’t see or the controls were overly difficult to simply get to move. If they had just invested a little bit more in the playability, it would’ve gotten a full 5 stars from mr.
Great style but lacking
by jcmick on 2018/11/21 01:03
I love first person adventures like this one, and was sent here by the room series and myst. I love the look and the gameplay is similar to both those series with a few minor issues. While the puzzles themselves are not overly complex, the guidance of what you are supposed to be doing is sometimes unnecessarily vague. SPOILERS Early into the game you encounter a globe. You are expected to put different words into mechanisms in the globe. The clue looks like each word goes in a specific hemisphere, but the locations on the clue and the actual globe don’t line up, forcing trial and error. Once the globe is open, there is a RISK style puzzle but the rules given are vague and seem arbitrary. These frustrations mean the game feels more like a grind than a true puzzle, and this is fairly early in. I am still playing and will update if it gets better, but for now I feel a little disappointed.
Beautiful game and interesting concept, but difficult to play
by GGGGCat on 2017/07/05 12:51
I've played quite a few games similar to this, such as "The Room" series, and I've never had such a hard time playing a game. If I hadn't played so many in my time, I would think that I'm just terrible at this sort of game. However, I don't believe that is the case. The game itself is beautiful, well developed, and has an interesting concept. However, the gameplay is lacking and could use improvement. It is often difficult to tell when something can be looked at or moved, and placing objects is very hit-or-miss on where the object is dragged. When I get stuck, the hints are not very helpful either, as they confuse me even more with their vagueness. It's an okay start to a company making this sort of game, but it is too painstakingly difficult to play for me to fully enjoy. *Edit* Also, there is a section I can't pass even though I do everything all the walkthroughs I've read have said to do. Cannot finish the game.
Good puzzle game
by DestinyDrop on 2017/08/05 03:40
The game is very much inspired by The Room series and shares many of that series' aesthetics. Therefore if you enjoyed playing The Room (especially the last installment) you should enjoy this game. I'm not going to dock stars simply because the game so strongly corresponds to The Room, however I will knock off a star because the game's color scheme is so dark it makes it very difficult to interact with some of the scenes and puzzles. The controls are pretty tight, but there are a few areas where you need to manipulate objects and pan the camera in the same scene and that can lead to some inadvertent interactions. The game is a good length and the puzzles are varied with a good difficulty curve. I'm just happy there are no "untangle the string" types of puzzles. All-in-all, it is a solid game and I would not be adverse to purchasing a sequel should one be developed.
Captivating!
by SHHN10 on 2017/07/03 00:00
I've been a big fan of The Room series. DaVinci proved to be even more challenging in many ways. The game is very well constructed, and the graphics and music are beautiful. I've ignored my family for two days while I finished the game. My 10 year old daughter is now playing and loving it. Some of the puzzles are a bit challenging for her, but in terms of content, I would consider this game to be fine for children. I'm helping her on some of the more difficult puzzles. My one and only complaint about the game is regarding the hints. I tried not to use them in general, but sometimes I caved when I got stuck for a while. More than once, the hints I was given pertained to a part of the game I'd already completed. I hope a sequel is under development!!
I really enjoyed this game.
by Piper Farm on 2017/12/13 13:51
I am 65 and use games like this to keep me thought process and memory banks challenged and sharp. It also gave me a A wonderful opportunity to connect with my 12 year old grandson, a 38 year old son and husband, as we spent several hours working some of the achievements together. Made an old ladies heart warm. As for the game problem solving, I did become stumped on a few problems and found the hints un-useful. The game indicated I spent just over 8 hours to complete. LOL some of that time was spent cooking and walking our dogs, as I sometimes would forget to turn the game off. Great job, really enjoyed the game, beautiful graphics and the 3D effects added to the over all atmosphere of the game. Will work it again in a few weeks.
Play this before you play The Room
by Dramatical on 2018/11/12 11:18
It’s not a room knockoff as much as other reviews say it is. There is overlap for sure but a) there’s only so many things you can do on a puzzle adventure with a touch screen and b) they devs clearly went out of the way to put a new spin on just about everything so it honestly feels as similar to The Room as Call of Duty feels similar to any other FPS game. That said...you’ll like this more if you play it before the The Room. It’s a good game but lacks a certain something that The Room has in droves. Puzzles here feel a little tedious and irritating at times and everything is more spread out in Da Vinci which makes it harder to keep track of everything to find/solve as opposed to the Room games which feel focused even in a busy environment. Still a fun game overall.
Yes, it is similar to The Room series.
by Laubsch's on 2017/07/06 15:31
This has been mentioned in previous reviews, but this game is clearly inspired by the "The Room" series. So much so that it even features the monocle piece device. It also has very similar artwork and captures the same intrigue as its predecessor. I enjoyed the puzzles and setting the game offered. The story was also impressive, but I prefer the mystical aspect The Room series had to offer. Although, near the ending it did add more of a mystical element. Even though one cannot call this exactly original, it is still well made and entertaining. The only reason this isn't 5 stars is because of how much this game borrows from The Room (I would have liked to have seen new features). I feel like I am starting to sound redundant, so if you are a fan of The Room series, you will enjoy this.
Artistic puzzle
by Nnnsddjfrjk on 2018/01/12 01:07
First, I enjoyed it. These games are always worth the $. Earlier today I read a review that a game was worth $2 but not $4 and it bothered me. I like to remember that these people are artists and these games are art. From that perspective - and for a lot of other reasons - even when I pay for a game, I feel like I'm getting a gift. Ok, I'm off my soapbox now. Lol. It took me about 5.5 hours over a period of several months as prefer more words in these games. I can't really say this was an inspiring game or that I'll think about again but it was solid entertainment. It was challenging and clearly a lot of thought was put into it; it wasn't easy and it was beautiful. These qualities get a solid A and I hope the designers make more fun.
Good but not great
by Lucklobster on 2019/01/09 06:05
This is a basically a copy of The Room series. It has the same aesthetic and mechanics, but not done quite as well. I enjoyed playing, but often ran into situations such as this: I’d have run through the environment a dozen times, not finding any new clues, and was stuck. When I consulted the tips, I was directed to interact with an object that I’d tried to use several times already without success. But then knowing that it was *supposed* to be something I could use, further effort would prevail. So the problem was not in being unable to solve the puzzle, but rather not being able to tell when something should work and the interface was just being difficult. Overall I do recommend the game, but it could have been a little better play-tested.
Certain puzzles prompt rage-quit.
by J-rod2007 on 2017/07/11 21:53
It's a wonderful game. I've seen many reviews comparing it to "The Room" series, not in a negative light, but as a compliment. Some puzzles, especially toward the end, seem to rely on chances of luck rather than puzzle-solving skills. I enjoyed almost all of them, especially those that require small details (does that decorative ornament look faded on one side? I wonder if it moves?). Some puzzles in the last chapter, I simply had to put down and take a few days away for. The "help" icon wouldn't actually give hints on some puzzles, it just suggested areas, like "I bet if you move the lever through the grooves, you can make the pipe segments spin." Well, of course. I've been doing that for a half-hour. None of it makes sense. I accidentally got it right after fiddling with it for days. Last suggestion, please, please, please consider adding a "brightness" slider, or some way to brighten up the screen. Some areas, I could literally only play at night because the screen was so dark, I couldn't actually see anything on screen. Otherwise, it's a solid game, worth your money, and I look forward to the next installment.
House of da Vinci
by Wuth11 on 2017/12/06 22:18
Well it was fun to start with but I hope everyone sees this message because I am not sure what to do now I just completed the game as I enjoyed it it didn’t last very long there was grate attention to detail and everything but it was short and left me on a cliffhanger I hope they mention to do that and are giving me more because for my $4:50 or whatever it was this was not a long game I program and understand the struggles that they probably wet through to make this game as fun and pleasing but I would like to have seen more and not been feeling like there wasn't and end I got thou it in only about 5 days and am left with nothing to do with ie except try to make my time faster by completing the same puzzles I already completed in conclusion the story was short and cut short but what I got to play was very fun and detailed
I wanted to like this game
by Miss_Tish on 2020/01/09 02:04
I’m a huge fan of the The Room games. And this games definitely tries to capture the same feel. But it’s FAR too convoluted. I honestly don’t mind difficult puzzles. I’ve had to use hints or walkthroughs in the past. And that’s ok. But there was always an “ohhhh” moment. A moment where you realize what you missed. This game felt nearly impossible to complete without hints and walkthroughs, and even then, I never got the “ohhhh” feeling. Instead, I felt like it was unreasonable of the developers to think a player would have the patience to click on almost literally EVERY nook and cranny to find the planted clue. While trying to be clever, the game forgot to be enjoyable. I paid for and played all the The Room games. I paid money for this one too. But I don’t think I’ll be buying the next one.
Where to begin?
by Carpatz on 2017/07/01 02:05
You all did an amazing job with graphics and storyline--a beautifully rendered game and well told. But you so completely copied the style, and puzzles of The Room I was a bit astonished. Seemed like lawsuit material to me. I enjoyed it, and it both occupied my time and challenged me sometimes. Good value for the money, I thought. Many of the puzzles were too similar though, with several variations on the "turn the knob on the left, now turn the knob on the right." type. If you can design a game that looks this good guys, you can come up with better puzzles. One thing I felt was crucial to correct was to allow us to see the ENDS of the objects we pick up--many can't be seen. So, 4 stars and docked one for repeating yourselves and for such a blatant copy of The Room.
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Enter the house of da vinci, a new must-try 3D puzzle adventure game. Solve mechanical puzzles, discover hidden objects, escape from rooms and dive into the authentic atmosphere of the Renaissance. Use all your wits to find out what's behind your master's disappearance. • KEY FEATURES • SOLVE MECHANICAL PUZZLES Brain twisters and baffling riddles are all based on Leonardo’s inventions. ENJOY INTUITIVE TOUCH CONTROL Navigate Leonardo’s workshop intuitively. Playing the game couldn’t be more fun. EXPERIENCE THE RENAISSANCE War machines, complex lockboxes, mechanical puzzles, room escapes will all test your skills. MASTER UNIQUE MECHANICS Detect hidden objects by seeing through the surfaces around you. PEEK INTO THE PAST An unusual gauntlet allows you to witness events that happened earlier, and learn more of the story. • WHAT’S THE STORY BEHIND the house of da vinci? • You are Da Vinci’s most promising apprentice. Your master, Leonardo, has disappeared. You have no idea where he’s gone or what has happened. So you begin your quest, your search for the truth. However, Leonardo's workshop is full of puzzles, inventions, escape mechanisms and objects hidden in all corners of beautifully decorated rooms. You’ll need to use all of your brain cells to find out what’s really going on! We’ve applied our own imagination to the story of the world’s greatest inventor, Leonardo da Vinci, providing players with unique special abilities throughout gameplay. We allow you to warp back into your early days as a young apprentice, exploring the 16th century world around you, peeking into Leonardo’s mechanisms, puzzles and devices, as you eventually become powerful enough to control time itself and learn the secrets hidden in the past. Many challenging puzzles are inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci's real inventions and ideas. Mysterious locations were created based on original artworks and the wonderful Florence, Italy of 1506. • LIKE the house of da vinci ON FACEBOOK • https://www.facebook.com/thehouseofdavinci • FEEDBACK AND SUPPORT • For any feedback or support questions please do not hesitate to contact us at davinci@bluebraingames.com • MORE INFORMATION • Find out more about the game on http://www.thehouseofdavinci.com/. • LANGUAGES• the house of da vinci is now available in English, French, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Czech, Slovak, Russian, Turkish, Italian, Polish, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Hindi and Malay. • WHO ARE WE? • Blue Brain Games is an enthusiastic indie team of graphic artists and developers, all of whom are fans of both 3D puzzle games and the renaissance genius Leonardo Da Vinci. the house of da vinci was successfully funded on Kickstarter in late 2016. Install the game now and join over 2.391 adventure game enthusiasts that backed the house of da vinci!
Awesome but
by ghdcvxAadgjudz🛠;(64/:(75;;? on 2020/02/20 15:04
This game needs Real movement Controls
Hauntingly Captivating
by Johnofu on 2020/02/20 04:03
It draws you to keep looking, keep going to find wonders. Realism wrapped in a fantasy based on both history and mystery!
Give me a break here.
by jim balaya on 2020/02/17 22:05
I was really enjoying this until I came to the snake puzzle on the chest. Deleted the game.
☹️ No support?
by Andrea_Crego on 2020/02/17 14:30
Iphone 11 pro max ios 13.3.1 This is the 2nd game I ever paid for in my life. It looked so amazing, I had to try the full version! But now I cannot continue playing because the inventory item - the “oddly shaped geometric object” in chapter 3 - will not respond to touch screen, all it does is spin around, and I can SEE the little hinges that are supposed to do something, but it WILL. NOT. DO. IT. I even tried re-starting the game, but it’s stuck. I’m stuck. I want my money back!
My new fave!
by LacyL0313 on 2020/02/16 07:46
Absolutely love these games, real brain testers. Much better than the usual Escape games, these really test your problem solving and cognitive abilities. I can’t wait for more!
Brownie Cox
by brocox1111 on 2020/02/16 00:47
Awesome game. Took me about a week to complete. Story is good but the mechanicals are awesome! If you like games like The Room series, you will love this too.
“The Room” but without the polish
by holdenma020 on 2020/02/13 03:24
This game draws heavily from The Room, even the UI is exactly the same. Puzzles are similar, too, however the progression through the levels seemed rather clunky. Some puzzles give an item when you’ve never seen where it would go, leading to some stumbling around trying to find where something goes. It is possible to go through steps out of order, leading to some extremely confusing situations where you need a part but don’t have a clue where it is. There is just no flow to the game, and I felt like I was always looking around to figure out what I was supposed to be doing next since no puzzle led into the next one very well at all.
Wow
by LoveLadyLaura on 2020/02/13 02:13
I’ve played every point and click free, paid and otherwise but I thought this was always a bit too pricey.. but the saying “you get what you pay for” is true. Everything is smart and beautifully animated. The puzzles are clever and challenging in a really good way. I’m so excited to play the second one! This just soars above the rest!
Not their yet and do not wast your money
by FAHAD TSNB on 2020/02/09 19:43
This game needs to be refined to remove or replace some difficult puzzles. They are just added to give it a higher challenging level but it is only succeeding in frustrating the players. For example, the map were you play a game like Risk. This puzzle not only not clear how to play (in terms of the numbers of soldiers and how does it change) it also has no obvious way to rest to restart. This game has good potential but it needs to be refined. An update: I gave it a further try and consulted on line help. The Risk map can not be rest. You have to make wrong moves to rest and it takes forever. My conclusion the game is not worth the money. Further update: the game lost its progress and I have to repeat all the tedious steps of Risk like puzzle and what’s after in that chapter. If I could not recovery my progress I will delete the App.
Bad version of The Room
by vtamguy on 2020/02/08 23:38
Kudos for great graphics and length of game. HOWEVER; “The Room” series is MUCH better. Many of the challenges make no sense, and there seems to be no logic to solving things. Very kludgy. Spend your $ on The Room.
Nice graphics — but buggy
by researchrat on 2020/02/08 18:25
I enjoyed the game, but my 2018 iPad Pro had some problems. I got bounced out a few times back to iPad Home screen and two times the tablet rebooted itself in the middle of play. No idea what caused this other than basic memory overload. The graphics are beautifully done, moving around and cut scenes pretty much flawless. The good news was even on the forced shut downs/reboots when I came back to the game I hadn’t lost any ground. So 4 stars, instead of 3, if the flow has been severely disrupted. Otherwise great job, a lot of fun and a page turner — addictive. Thanks Blue Brain team! Will play #2 when I decompress :)
DISAPPOINTED! Not long enough of a game for $5.99.
by The Kahleesi on 2020/02/07 23:13
The game did prove a bit challenging at times but, I finished in less than a day not playing consistently and without any cheats. I expected a lot more for $5.99. I’m disappointed to say the least.
Like an escape room, really enjoyed the Room series. This is equally fun. Highly recommended.
by JimmyKro on 2020/02/06 04:22
Rrrrr
Great game!
by CaliKitty12 on 2020/02/01 22:04
I love all the DiVinci games...the first games are a favorite of mine, really helps to get immersed in the game.. this one was no disappointment. I look forward to more of your awesome games!
Infuriating Glitches and Poor Touch Response
by Justniina on 2020/01/27 02:11
This game would be amazing if there weren’t serious glitches and poor touch response in the gameplay. It also steals a lot of its puzzles and style from the best game, The Room. I had to resort to walkthroughs several times thinking I was just not understanding the puzzles when all along it was just glitches. One that comes to mind is the color wheel puzzle in the Crypt. I had the puzzle solved and until I force-closed the app and did the puzzle all over again did it let me continue. And there were countless times I thought I hadn’t had things figured out just to find out upon a reload that it was just not registering my touch correctly. SO FRUSTRATING. But aside from all these issues and it being an obvious copycat game, it’s good. The best chapter by far is the last one called The Tower. I didn’t have any glitches on this one and the final formula was very fun to solve. My only complaint on that last formula puzzle is the first 2 numbers in the formula didn’t make sense to be in that order. They should’ve been switched judging by the code on the flying machine. Anyway, it kept me interested enough to finish the game despite all the game-interfering glitches. I’m hoping part 2 will be free of these bugs. Thanks. FYI: upon reading someone who’s upset about people complaining about glitches, I must inform anyone who reads this that: YES: my iOS is up to date YES: I, too, have the highest memory available for both my iPhone and iPad Pro. YES: I DO have the nerve to complain about glitches when I’ve completed all 4 of The Room games and each played seamlessly.
Unresponsive
by 5teve5 on 2020/01/25 16:41
The game is slow and unresponsive. It seems like you can not solve some parts until the game decides to let you time wise - and from what I could see it would not let you advance faster than it provided clues. Some things would not work, then you get the clue and suddenly the same thing did work. Not worth the money.
AH. MAY. ZING.
by ImReallyAMermaid706 on 2020/01/24 05:46
I LOVE this game!!!! Best puzzle game I have ever come across & I've played A LOT!!! I can only imagine the amount of work that went into this game, so I kind of feel terrible to say... IT WASN’T LONG ENOUGH!!! I beat it in less than 2 hours!!! I need more games EXACTLY this freaking good for the rest of my gaming life!! PLEASE make more games & never stop!!! KUDOS to the team at Blue Brain Games!!! Y’all are the bomb dot com!!!
Exelent game
by alcoonn on 2020/01/23 17:37
Very very good game, a little too short but really good
House of Davinci
by GMarie@@33 on 2020/01/22 15:25
Love games like this and loved this one but I had to stop in middle of library as it was too hard on my eyes on my phone. Best played with an iPad I think. Downloaded on iPad and am addicted. Much easier to see and I increased the brightness on the iPad and it’s helped tremendously. When I finish I’m headed to the new version.
Immersive Gem
by Kroz Hog on 2020/01/20 19:57
I love this game! The puzzles are clever, range from simple to challenging (but never repetitive nor frustrating), and blend beautifully into a gorgeously crafted visual style that evokes the Renaissance. The music and sounds are a nice touch, and the advancement of the storyline through puzzle-solving adds to an immersive experience. I’m certain that this game draws comparisons to the Room series (which I adore also), but in this instance, that’s high praise. This game is well-crafted, well thought out, and well worth owning. I also loved the second installment of this series, an am anxiously awaiting the next one!
Challenging and fun
by Tim McM on 2020/01/18 23:42
I use my tablet more for productivity than games, but I just happened across this and it intrigued me. Great graphics with beautiful scenes describes the visual aspect of the game. Challenging mysteries and puzzles kept me engaged and coming back for more! Try it, you’ll like it!
Da Vinci josh3DS
by Zelda3d on 2020/01/16 04:17
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Great puzzle game
by Livid Viv on 2020/01/16 03:02
Good: great graphics. Good story line. Bad: I got frustrated because I didn’t know how to switch between the dials on the glove at first. That was my only frustration really but I eventually figured it out.
Outstanding
by Warrantee on 2020/01/15 04:09
This game is so immersive, so detailed, and so challenging. It’s a must for puzzle game lovers and well worth it!
Wonderful, Exciting, Affordable Fun!
by SteelOvaries on 2020/01/14 03:40
Loved this one so much I bought part two and am waiting for Part 3! Well worth the $4.99 I spent. This was the way Apps were supposed to be. A good game for a fair price.
Enjoyed
by Zzppcc on 2020/01/13 20:25
Well I did. I took my time used clues as needed. I finished this game over the course of a year- yes, I like to savor it. So what...
Complete knockoff
by regalillegal on 2020/01/13 18:23
Completely unoriginal. How lame to be stealing so many ideas from others instead of coming up with your own. I love this style of game but was so disappointed that the game mechanics are so clearly taken from the room.
Your game is flawed
by arconw on 2020/01/12 22:13
I have reset the chapter with the map in the gold globe multiple times and tried every move possible you cannot complete this section it’s flawed waisted money
Perfect!
by Latameer on 2020/01/12 15:19
If you like to solve puzzles but hate all the ads and characters talking, this is the game for you. Challenging puzzles, one right after another, without all the walk-through or crazy altering storylines. Totally worth the few bucks. If you want a game you can blow through without thinking look elsewhere.
Repeat of a great game
by dave@48 on 2020/01/11 00:13
Once again, Rooms keep me spending way too much time with no breaks.
Thumb up !!
by Blueflag56 on 2020/01/09 19:17
Cons=none Pro=amazing
I wanted to like this game
by Miss_Tish on 2020/01/09 02:04
I’m a huge fan of the The Room games. And this games definitely tries to capture the same feel. But it’s FAR too convoluted. I honestly don’t mind difficult puzzles. I’ve had to use hints or walkthroughs in the past. And that’s ok. But there was always an “ohhhh” moment. A moment where you realize what you missed. This game felt nearly impossible to complete without hints and walkthroughs, and even then, I never got the “ohhhh” feeling. Instead, I felt like it was unreasonable of the developers to think a player would have the patience to click on almost literally EVERY nook and cranny to find the planted clue. While trying to be clever, the game forgot to be enjoyable. I paid for and played all the The Room games. I paid money for this one too. But I don’t think I’ll be buying the next one.
So cool
by The slayer6161 on 2020/01/08 23:25
I am so happy I found this game it is so mind twisted and fun
Stunning and tricky!
by Epiploic on 2020/01/07 15:19
Absolutely stunning and tricky! Love this game so far!
Too many glitches!
by Disappointed Nashvillian on 2020/01/07 03:48
I have had the game for 24 hours. It looks beautiful, but it is awkward to play with delays where you will complete something and have to repeat it several times for it to “take.” Other times you complete something and get stuck because it is unclear what to do next. For example on the catapult, I easily got the bottle image lined up, but when I zoomed out nothing happened. The hint said “when you turn the crank you can arm and fire” but nothing told me how to do it. After watching the instruction video, which said to turn the circular wheel on the left of the catapult, I tried and nothing happened. I was stuck and gave up. When I tried later, I found that I could just push down the trigger on the back right of the catapult, and it worked. Really annoying. If you love the ROOM, I would think twice before buying this. I quality of play just is not nearly as good and is oftentimes aggravating. Disappointing. (I am playing on an iPhone - the same one I played all the ROOMS on with no problems.)
Disappointing
by Goobnooky29 on 2020/01/05 19:11
If you are familiar with the original “Room” series, half way through playing this game you will realize why that series is still considered the leader in this category. The one thing that sets The Room apart is how it elicits a WOW response in the player. There are so many times when solving a puzzle and watching an amazing result brings on an almost giddy feeling that is, for lack of a better word, delightful. Too many times in this game I felt that it had become a drudgery and solving a particular puzzle was a relief and not a delight. Several chapters dragged on and on and took way too long to complete, leading to more of the feeling of drudgery. Add to this the quirkiness of some of the puzzles that leave you completely confused about what is to be accomplished, and the needless requirement for high positional accuracy in others, and it leads to less than warm fuzzies for the game. The “ending” of the game comes as a complete surprise, as it just suddenly stops after completing one of the puzzles. It’s like the developers did not know where to stop so they just threw in an epilogue and called it good. It really made no sense and felt incomplete. If you’ve never played the Room series, you will probably like this game quite a bit, as it is challenging. But if you’ve come to this game through playing the Room series, you may very likely feel the way I did when complete. Disappointed.
Excellent Game
by Jdcengr on 2020/01/04 16:58
Awesome game control. Fun plot. Someone was really creative in coming up with this stuff. A few minor glitches but nothing insurmountable. I like that I pay a price for the game and don’t keep being asked to pay for hints to get past some stupid conundrum. WELL WORTH THE PRICE.
Awesome
by wmhollis on 2020/01/03 20:11
This game was so fun and challenging for me...very much enjoyed it!
Wow
by Rc0474 on 2020/01/02 13:50
This is great
Fun, but frustrating
by iPhoneYouPhoneWeAllPhone on 2020/01/02 02:48
As everyone else has noticed, this is somewhat of a blatant ripoff of the room series. But it’s also very buggy. Many times when you put on the lens, it won’t show what it’s supposed to. I’ve sat through walkthrough videos only to find that the lens shows something it doesn’t show me, unless I equip/unequip it 4-5 times in a row. The activation areas on some objects are also really small, meaning things look immovable when they’re not. Could benefit from better usability testing. Edit: I understand the difference between the two lenses. The “tempus” one requires you to draw a symbol before you can go back in time. (spoiler) But for example, in the crypt, on the side of the tomb, with the lever and Roman numerals, I would equip the “infinitum” lens, and nothing happens. Then if I repeat 3 or 4 times, I finally see the hidden path and can see what turning the wheel does.
More Fun Than The Room
by NikkiJ MD on 2020/01/02 02:39
Admittedly it’s been a while since I played the room, but this game was less dark and creepy. The puzzles were equally challenging to those in The Room. I enjoyed the graphics and music and the hints were helpful without giving away the strategy. I also really appreciated that the hints were included in the purchase of the game. If you like escape games, this one is worth every penny.
Yes there ARE glitches!
by rosybeige on 2020/01/01 18:04
I’m on a new ipad latest version and with iOS 13 and the coded reels in the globe in chapter 2 were there and then disappeared in both rings. So there’s your specificity my friend. That’s not a glitch?!
Linking profiles
by tracey-renae on 2019/12/30 19:59
I wish there was a way to link my profile I originally downloaded to an android phone and I upgraded my to an iPhone and I have to start all over because I can’t link my game play. But other then that I love the game ,just wish I could have finished my original game.
From a fan of “The Room”
by foinwefof;jkn on 2019/12/30 14:45
After finishing the Room series, I was looking for something similar, though not expecting nearly as good as this. This is a top class game all by itself. I’m a “casual” gamer (I use hints a lot...s), but I found this game challenging but not so much that I got frustrated. Excellent graphics and ease of moving around.. Outstanding job, guys.. More please! Seamus
Pales in comparison to The Room
by devops-lover on 2019/12/30 04:39
This a cheap imitation of The Room, with very clunky controls and puzzles that aren’t as enjoyable
Great puzzle game for fans of The Room
by whocaresaboutadumbnickname on 2019/12/29 22:14
The gameplay and puzzle types are identical to the top-notch The Room series, so you’ll like this if you like that. The puzzles are a bit less intuitive than The Room, and the clues are much more straightforward, so there’s less challenge if you use the clues feature, but I found myself using it more often than in The Room. Overall a good game and definitely worth the time and money.
Crashes.
by Griswold256 on 2019/12/29 20:00
I just recently downloaded The House of Da Vinci II, and had problems with it crashing every 15-30 seconds. So, I thought I’d go back to the original and play it again, and I’m having the same crashing issues with this one as well. I don’t know if it’s my device or if it is an issue with the server or what. If it’s a developer issue, please fix this!!!
Kept us entertained
by mkfitz on 2019/12/29 02:09
We felt this was on a par with The Room but it had it’s own unique flavor. The boyfriend rates this game a 4 because the ending was weak. Looking forward to a sequel.
I love it
by 8366482646482 on 2019/12/28 02:13
This is just my type of game. The mystery and puzzles are a little tricky to solve, but’s what makes it so fun. I’ve only had this game for about ten minutes, but I’m already addicted.
Great game! If you like The Room, you will like this game!
by gman91478 on 2019/12/25 21:17
When I first started playing, I thought it was by the same developer that created “The Room” series. The puzzles are very similar in style and equally as challenging; graphics are just as good; and the story line is of the same quality but unique. As the game progresses, the puzzles do get a little more challenging - some, almost a guessing game, so you may find yourself using hints more than expected. I’m glad I found this only a few weeks after the release of “The House of Da Vinci II” - I plan to download the sequel as soon as I finish this review.
Game exits while playing
by vegas5 on 2019/12/25 15:30
I like this game, but in the middle of playing, the game exits taking me back to my app screen. Please fix glitch.
Nice try
by Tony Richengod on 2019/12/25 15:11
I gave this game a try since I love "The Room" series. This game tries to emulate The Room, but the puzzles lack the intuitiveness and ingenuity of the former, with clumsy riddles that oftentimes make no sense (why would you make the player assemble a screwdriver?? It's redundant)
Excellent and challenging
by o t r on 2019/12/19 16:53
This is a fun and challenging game. I have been playing for a short time but am already hooked. I played all the Room series games and this is just as fun and exciting. Already can’t wait to play the next one. Great job 5 stars.
Great
by Relicsoldier on 2019/12/16 03:27
Loved it wonderful game
Best escape game ever!
by CreiZZO on 2019/12/12 19:48
I’ve literally tried every escape game and this is by far the best! Best graphics. Worth every penny!
It’s good but
by Mgray7777 on 2019/12/08 06:18
I really like this game but when you’re trying to solve certain parts it’s like it’s not sensitive to the intricate movements. What I meant is I’ll be trying to move a slider for instance and instead it’ll move me completely out of that part of the puzzle. It keeps happening. I don’t think I wasted my money but I won’t buy a game from this maker again.
WOW
by Feline Muse on 2019/12/05 06:33
I wrote the review below a couple of years ago and just today learned that Da Vinci 2 is out!!! So happy! So I am replaying 1 before moving on to 2. Thank you and please make more!!! ...................................................................................................................... I love The Room and haven't been able to find any other games anywhere NEAR the elegant beauty and sense of total immersion until I stumbled upon this. So far it is sensational and please keep creating more!!! I just finished and no bugs found. I am heartbroken that it's over so PLEASE create another!
hard to manuever
by Floods? on 2019/12/03 03:08
It is hard to maneuver objects. They must be in the exact position for it to work. It is also hard to examine objects without completely zooming away from action on the board. It is equally hard to connect objects that work together. Perhaps it will get easier as I go along, as I get more used to the quirks of this puzzle.
The best!
by jimu57 on 2019/12/02 07:23
What’s next?
Ok game
by Andrew0328 on 2019/12/02 03:06
It plays like “The Room” games but this game’s story line is weak and game control is off a bit.
Great game
by drexl77 on 2019/11/23 17:29
This is such a great addition to my other favorites, The Room 1, 2, 3, and Old Sins. I really hope you guys will make another one like this!!
Audio not working
by Kelsie0619 on 2019/11/13 01:21
Can’t get the audio to work on my iPad. Speakers work fine in other apps. :(
Loved it!
by Austin5112011 on 2019/11/07 04:16
I only recently found out that these games existed, (The Room Series, and The House Of Davinci). I played through the room series first buying all of them and moved to this one after. I am one who loves to test my mind and I have to admit I was still stumped with a few things even after using all the cleverly made hints. I wouldn’t make anything any easier, if anything I would even make it a little more challenging. The only thing I wish is that there was a second one. I knew I was nearing the end and even though I was excited to finish, I wasn’t excited for the end.
Great puzzling!
by Junglbunee on 2019/11/05 03:13
While I found the gameplay very similar to The Room, the puzzles were just a touch more intricate. I found myself hitting the hint button a bit more often than I like to. The game play was longer, so it seemed to me, which I really liked. More please!
Crashes
by Minitor2 on 2019/11/03 03:28
Constant crashing on iPad Pro (13.2) this game is unplayable on the current OS
Completely unintuitive at times
by Ipadislimited on 2019/10/31 06:36
And the ending is futile
Well...
by RedDogRoger on 2019/10/21 01:36
First off, I am using an iPad Pro and had no issues whatsoever with tech - I played the game through as intended. My takeaway is that 1) the quirky modeling often gets in the way of free motion, 2) more than a few of the puzzle/challenge “answers” were achieved through blunt force random chance and lent no satisfaction and 3) the “hint” system is, well, stuck in the retrospective a lot of the time as in “yeah, been there, done that”. A let down there. Beautiful game to look at, but no real “pop” to it intellectually...
Becomes Glitchy (for me) after completing the Library
by The Strawman on 2019/10/20 20:11
I don't often write reviews, but I'm hoping to get some help. First of all, this seems like a great game (what little I've been able to play so far), enough so that I purchased the full version and played through the library again. However, since I passed the library and entered the lab (?), the game crashes so much I can't accomplish anything. I use an older iPad 3, but generally do not have problems with game play. I re-uploaded the app and again was able to play through the library, but upon moving on to the next room immediately started having the same issue as before. Game play to this point seems flawless. But I can barely do anything at this point and am booted from the game every few seconds. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Fun Challenging Puzzles
by Rockport, Maine on 2019/10/19 00:08
I got stuck a couple of times but if you keep trying you’ll eventually get it.
Generally quite good, UX has some issues
by Cailin Oh on 2019/10/18 19:36
Generally a very good game. I enjoyed playing it. Comparisons to The Room are great, too many, really. I liked the Di Vinci perspective. But the UX was frustrating at times. Zooming was especially random, sometimes you could look 360 degrees, sometimes not, and sometimes you could get directly where you wanted to go, and sometimes you had to do crazy zoom in and zoom outputs to make a lateral move. The surfaces and scenery were gorgeous, games adequately challenging. But sometimes I solved a puzzle just by touching it to see what the controls did, and sometimes when I knew just what I needed to do I either couldn’t see or the controls were overly difficult to simply get to move. If they had just invested a little bit more in the playability, it would’ve gotten a full 5 stars from mr.
Too difficult for me.
by jcherepy on 2019/10/15 02:09
Gave up.
Beautifully Disappointing
by Da man 1011234321 on 2019/10/11 02:31
If you, like me, have played all of the Rooms faithfully, then you have come to expect the puzzles to be on an ever-increasing grand scale. I don’t think this was expected to compare. It was only after reaching a rather abrupt ending that I realized that this more like a short story compared to the epic novels of the first three and Old Sins (all four recommended as much as can be recommended!). That being said, The House of DaVinci had some really frustrating limits. Limited range of movement was among the first. The original games have a 360° view most of the time versus this game where it was only 180° views for the most part. Restrictive perspectives was next. You could only look at some things in some ways (compared to the ability in the other games to completely turn over an item in your inventory). Lacking the ability to fully explore a space hindered my ability to find the trickier hidden compartments. Too many times, I couldn’t just look around the desk to find the loose rivet. Instead, I had to pull away from the desk, move to the next space over, look back to the desk, and ONLY THEN could I hone in on the tricky rivet. Lastly, the inability to move freely within a space greatly hindered my ability to manipulate levers and slides. On the plus side, the game is still beautifully designed and the puzzles were entertaining enough (though they still lacked the strong reasoning and cohesion we have come to expect). Still, a fun few hours for the price.
In the same class as “The Room” series
by THarlin on 2019/10/09 01:45
Gorgeous graphics, sensiblly challenging puzzles, and even a coherent story line. Fabulous work.
If your looking for room 4 this ain’t it
by Greenjeans27 on 2019/10/02 04:09
Love the room series, this looks the same but is not even close, stay awa, wIt for another room gam
Amazing
by stylist_billy on 2019/09/28 18:30
Totally outdone yourselves guys. Good job!
So far...
by Freedom_Lover99 on 2019/09/27 08:30
So this game is pretty snazzy so far. I have recently been turned on to these types of games through buying and playing the room 3. I absolutely loved it. Near the end of it, I found this and got the lite version to compare. Needless to say, I bought this one as well. The graphics are better and the fluidity of movement is better as well.. if I could rate higher, I would. I just completed chapter one. An update to my review will ensue once I’ve beat this one as well. Good gaming!
Such an inferior version of the room
by seph454 on 2019/09/26 00:07
Controls are god awful and there are such an array of completely frustrating and unenjoyable puzzles compared to the room. An inferior copy that I won’t even bother finishing Update: the more I play the worse it gets, puzzles are completely flawed and illogical among the worst I’ve seen, sorry but don’t purchase this game. Will be deleting without finishing, highly recommend all the room games.
Stuck
by BPBP2000 on 2019/09/17 21:43
I have played and enjoyed all The Room games. This game has nice graphics but the puzzles are not as slick. The hints sometimes are for actions already taken and sometimes the eyepieces work and sometimes they do not. Currently stuck at the windlasses and tired of the hints not moving the game forward. More irritating than fun. Disappointed.
Good Effort But Lacking
by The Lord of Hats on 2019/09/14 03:41
So like others have said, it's clearly a take on The Room. Which is fine! That's a good game! Give us more in the genre! Similar puzzles, visuals, and so on. But I can't help feel like it comes up short. I don't want to lean too heavily on comparisons, but it's kind of unavoidable. Visually, the game is well crafted, and also very dark. Which is a problem in The Room as well, but it's exacerbated here by how often the game is expecting you to notice tiny details that are often just too hard to see on iPad, and there's no way that I've found to adjust the brightness. The game isn't especially well signposted, either. You arrive in a new chapter, and you see a bunch of new puzzles before you, which is exciting, except that it's immediately unclear what you're supposed to be doing. Is this puzzle not meant to be interacted with yet? Or is the missing piece out there and you just missed it? Or are you not swiping quite right? Maybe you missed something with one of the lenses (in the Room, things you needed the lens for hard a particular gleam to let you know it was necessary, and were also visible regardless of zoom). You end up ping ponging around the room, which isn't especially satisfying. Later on in a chapter, you'll get a missing piece and need to walk around remembering which puzzle it went to. That just isn't the fun part of these games. The time lens is also a real bust, unfortunately. It's a neat idea, but it too often boils down to "the puzzle is to remember that the time lens exists", because what it effectively does is just show you the answer and give you steps--often obtuse, unguessable steps--that you then follow. Which... isn't really a puzzle at that point, is it? There are still puzzles that are hits, don't get me wrong. But its hit rate is a little lower than it needs to be, and doesn't make up for the extended periods of wandering. I hope that the developer make a sequel and learn from their mistakes on this one. But as it is, I can't really recommend it.
Graphics great but puzzles are issue
by Tnpb7d on 2019/09/12 01:20
I love a good puzzle game but some of these puzzles just don’t make sense. It’s like I’m missing some key note that was never presented. It’s frustrating. I don’t a hard puzzle but I expect to have the info needed to solve it.
Minus d wings
by Jags gang on 2019/09/09 03:33
Yep, I thought it was really good. It kept me occupied and using my brain for a few days. Beautiful!! I’ll buy the sequel due out this year 2019. Congrats to you guys for creating this. I’m hoping the next is as good, maybe better?
Great thinking game
by Sandovallegos on 2019/09/06 20:10
Great thinking game that gives hints if you are stuck. I want to find more like it. The ending wasn’t grand but the game play for solving the puzzles were fun.
Super impressed
by FlashyJG on 2019/09/05 02:16
Intelligent, well thought out and kept me interested and challenged. Graphics are stellar! Hoping for a sequel!
Amazing Game
by kalyre321 on 2019/09/02 21:12
I am giving five stars for the beauty and crisp look of this game. The background music and sound effects are perfect. The difficulty level is daunting for an adult, yet it is listed at 9+. Very enjoyable brain work! Thanks so much.
Best game I’ve played in ages
by PDXShoeGal on 2019/09/02 02:10
Worth every penny. Very challenging puzzles, beautiful soundtrack, great concept. I would highly recommend this game.
Freaking amazing
by CinVT on 2019/09/01 21:07
I can’t believe how beautiful and magical this game is. Wish there was a platform to encourage repeat plays...secrets to discover etc.
Perfect
by axmcnsajsncoewjnx on 2019/09/01 04:07
Incredible graphics. Challenging, yet possible puzzles and really fun! I had zero issues while playing and thoroughly enjoyed how realistic the graphics were. No lagging and no bugs. I’d buy every game from this company.
Similar to the Room Series
by Ms_T1gger on 2019/08/30 21:30
Finished all of the Room Series Games and looked for something somewhat as immersive as those. Additionally, I am fascinated with Leonardo Da Vinci and what devoted from his inventions/theories. I was not disappointed. The House of Da Vinci developers gave me decent challenges with the puzzles, I looked forward to the next Chapter to continue the journey through Da Vinci’s designs. The only slightly negative critique is the darkness of the environment. While I understand the game’s developers took me through the rubble of destroyed rooms, they could add the need to light an area with torches or candles, etc. This issue is not enough for me to downgrade the game’s rating; however, some may find this irritating when searching the rooms for the subtle nuances required for puzzle-solving. Finally, even though I solved the final puzzle in the last chapter, I thought ending was somewhat anti-climatic and left me wondering if this was truly an ending or a novel method from the developers to arc into future Da Vinci games. (I will not elaborate, since doing so would become a potential spoiler and possibly stop others from purchasing this game...not positive if others share this point of view. Hopefully, this ending arcs to additional games!)
An attempted imitation of The Room
by Ryjrena on 2019/08/27 07:13
I’ve finished the room series and is looking for something similar. I would say this is a failed imitation. From art to puzzle design, I felt the difference. That’s why you don’t get editor’s choice
So much fun!!!!
by Nellson1 on 2019/08/25 07:48
So many puzzles to solve, just way too much fun 😃
Fun, interesting, great puzzles.
by Tree36x on 2019/08/25 03:17
I really enjoyed playing this game. It wasn’t always easy but kept moving. I liked the storyline too. Thanks for creating it!
Very enjoyable game.
by Samwuq3 on 2019/08/24 02:30
Great graphics, yes it costs a couple bucks but THERE ARE NO ADDS!!!... that’s worth twice what it cost imo.
Sensational
by Gabethemaster on 2019/08/23 23:13
Best game since the Room. This is what all games should be like! I’m so sad that I finished it. I’ll have to wait for the next fabulous game and until then I will be bored with everything else. If you haven’t tried this yet I highly recommend it.
Mikeavic
by mikeavic on 2019/08/22 19:03
It is very difficult to manipulate the puzzles because the screen keeps moving as it is touched while attempting to move the puzzle piece. Need to find a way to hold screen still during puzzle solving.
Right idea but lacks function
by EmChatz on 2019/08/21 21:15
I purchased this game after completing all of “the room” games, and I was itching for more puzzles. While the game has the right intentions, the interface isn’t very finctional/ responsive to touch. Additionally the desgin isn’t legible (ie: it’s visibly hard to notice switches or buttons because the game designers failed to distinguish coloring in the images). It could be a great game; however, it’s very frustrating when the interface isn’t responsive and the player gets stuck. I had to utilize “hints” when I was on the right track to solving the puzzles to begin with- lack of touch sensitivity is irritating.
Fun so far
by Conscript on 2019/08/21 03:47
The touch controls feel a bit sluggish sometimes, but the game is interesting and fun.
The House of Da Vinci is great
by BarnardClangdeggin on 2019/08/17 15:59
Way better than most of the other trash out there. Great graphics. Also not having to incrementally buy bits of gameplay like other games is nice. It was worth the $5 to pay all at once. Most of it is solving puzzles only to find another puzzle piece. My only complaint.
Amazing Game!!!!! Sooo worth it!!
by lilah sunshine on 2019/08/17 07:05
I loved this game and I honestly was heartbroken when it ended. The graphics are top quality, the game play is easy to learn and use and the puzzles are purely amazing! I didn’t know what to fully expect and this game just blew me away! I really hope the team is able to create more just like this if not a continuation of this so we can find out how it all ends!
Best Game I’ve Ever Played
by SlasH1313 on 2019/08/13 16:51
This is hands down the best escape game I’ve ever played on iOS. I really hope these guys make more- I will buy ever single one they do. A masterpiece!
Above and beyond other “room escape” games
by My favorite game!! on 2018/02/14 08:26
I don’t know how this game is NOT getting 5 stars across the board. People have the nerve to complain about “glitches” but never once do they specify what device they are using or what iOS version, etc. I am on an iPad Pro with the highest memory on both the iPad and iCloud. And I have NO problems with virtually ANY games or apps, but especially THIS one. This is such a beautiful game. So much time had to have gone into the development. I appreciate good games when they come out, and this is by FAR one of THEE BEST games in 2017 and so far in 2018. And I am not a little kid, nor am I a person who lacks knowledge of internet and App Store games, etc. I just wish people would realize that even though we came a long way since the dial up connection and AOL, there still can be problems that make your device and games run slow. If you have not upped your speed of your internet connection lately, if you have a bunch of devices and people with their devices all on one source of internet, if you do not update your iOS versions when updates come out, if you have tons of things running and not being used on your device while trying to play a game. There’s a lot of factors that can be your problem and not the game/developers problem. So idk. I just wish these people would get more credit and less negative feedback. I mean.....could you make a game or an app like this ? 🤔🙄👌😂
Similar to the Room Series
by Ms_T1gger on 2019/08/30 21:30
Finished all of the Room Series Games and looked for something somewhat as immersive as those. Additionally, I am fascinated with Leonardo Da Vinci and what devoted from his inventions/theories. I was not disappointed. The House of Da Vinci developers gave me decent challenges with the puzzles, I looked forward to the next Chapter to continue the journey through Da Vinci’s designs. The only slightly negative critique is the darkness of the environment. While I understand the game’s developers took me through the rubble of destroyed rooms, they could add the need to light an area with torches or candles, etc. This issue is not enough for me to downgrade the game’s rating; however, some may find this irritating when searching the rooms for the subtle nuances required for puzzle-solving. Finally, even though I solved the final puzzle in the last chapter, I thought ending was somewhat anti-climatic and left me wondering if this was truly an ending or a novel method from the developers to arc into future Da Vinci games. (I will not elaborate, since doing so would become a potential spoiler and possibly stop others from purchasing this game...not positive if others share this point of view. Hopefully, this ending arcs to additional games!)
An inferior version of the room
by 9 inch on 2018/06/20 23:24
It’s pretty good, the graphics are great and the game is challenging. They basically copied “the room” game mechanics, along with the eye piece, puzzle style and hint system. Although it’s a quality game, playing it came with some frustration. In many instances the objects you can interact with are not responsive enough and will only move/slide if you do it precisely from the angle they intended it to move. Some of the puzzles made very little sense to me and were not fun to solve. Also, I found the hint system to be pretty bad. It would often give you clues for thing that you’re already a head of, like you’re trying to solve some puzzle and the hint would say “have you noticed this puzzle?”. Sometimes the hint would say “maybe I should use this item in my inventory but where?” Not helpful. Also the hints would try to forward you to a certain location with an obscure description of it. For example, it would say “there was a protrusion near the golden decoration that might be movable” and I’m googling protrusion and can’t find any golden decoration on the screen. Lastly, the eye piece only works if you look at the exact spot, meaning you can’t just scan the room with it. To sum up, if you haven’t played the room games, buy them! They are the original and much superior. If you have played them and looking for a similar game, this would do.
Good game! Very unoriginal.
by Helphe on 2017/06/28 18:06
The House of Da Vinci is a very well done game, with only minor control issues every now and then. I managed to get through it in about four hours and I was impressed about just how tight it felt. The problem comes in the lack of originality. Now, I've been a fan of The Room series from the beginning, and this game is the most blatant copy I've ever seen. The Oculi that you receive in the first chapter are clearly direct rip offs of the Eye piece from all three room games. The first of the two Oculi even allows you to see inside and manipulate machinery, which is almost exactly what the upgraded eyepiece in the room does along with letting you see things invisible to the naked eye, which is also something the first oculi does. Although the second Oculi is more original, and I did quite like the time travel theme, I wish it had been used more often. Several times throughout the game I have seen many objects that look almost identical to ones in The Room, especially in the Crypt when you get a particular key that bears a striking resemblance to the Craftsman's Key from the third room game. Now, this isn't to say I didn't enjoy this game, in fact, I quite like it. I would love to see a sequel, but I would advise a little bit more originality. Maybe ditch the first Oculi or make modifications. Overall, I do recommend this game.
I'd give 5 stars, but...
by missymeggie on 2018/01/25 08:37
As a fan of puzzle games/escape rooms, I really really like this game. Nice graphics, interesting story and fun puzzles kept me very entertained. The problem was with the oculi (hope I spelled that right) when it wanted to work everything was all good, but when it didn't I would wonder around questioning if I did something wrong, of course I was doing it right, but it was glitched and then I'd have to go to the net to see what I needed to do, because no matter how many times I'd refresh the chapter it still didn't work. I see that I'm not the only one with this problem and I'm playing on an iPad mini. Developers please fix your glitches!!! I'd give a 5/5 if you fixed. :D UPDATE: I am changing my review because I was not using the oculi correctly. I am leaving my previous comments above incase this happens to anyone else. I was not aware that the oculi had two functions (well I did, but didn't understand the true mechanics) I thought it was a one button does all, not realizing you need to swipe down for the memory and up for the hidden clues. Now that all my frustrations are gone, I can 100% give this game a 5/5!!
Good, complex.
by Mihaal87 on 2017/09/10 15:04
First let me just say that this game should not be compared to The Room. The only similarities are that there are puzzles to solve, a storyline and lenses that reveal hidden aspects of certain puzzles. That is all. Maybe the graphics, but I digress. Any comparison to the game should be seen as complimentary seeing as they are on par with one another in terms of enjoyment. The House of Da Vinci is a beautiful game. Great music. Models of Da Vinci's original inventions imagined as puzzles. Lots of fun and mystery. The only issue I have with it is the complexity of each chapter. Things will be going smoothly one moment, then the next you're hit with a puzzle so complex that you start considering having to Google the answer. Then, there is a puzzle in the room that you thought you had completely figured out and therefore had discarded it from your mind, then, three or four puzzles later, you are required to return to it. This can become annoying because there's nothing at all obvious about it and you have to resort to using hints to tell you to go back and take a fifth or sixth look or literally tapping on every single object in the area. While these issues are fairly annoying, the game as a whole is quite fun. Highly recommended. 4 out 5.
I was looking forward to this game but....
by Gatines on 2017/07/29 03:48
I was quite disappointed. Having played all The Room games, this is just like it in a sense. Same concept, different story, which to me wasn't the disappointing part since I love The Room. The graphics are quite good and it has potential except that it's full of glitches. I can't get the oculus to work. I had to go on line several times to see if I was doing something wrong but after following some videos step by step, I still can't get the darn thing to work. I kept going back and restarting the chapter, but that seemed to make things worse. I'm playing on a iPhone 7+. Things seem a bit disjointed at times, and I found that in many occasions I couldn't achieve a certain action unless I waited for the hints which took forever and were very vague. At his point I feel like I wasted $4.99. To people thinking about downloading this game, I say if you haven't tried The Room, please get it all three of them! You will not be disappointed. Much more smooth than this one and more logical to play without using hints. The Room will be having a new game by the end of '17. I'm looking forward to that. And to Blue Brain I say keep working on the glitches. And be more original. It would be great if you could make something as great as The Room but not so identical to it. Thanks
Beautiful
by JenniPoP on 2017/10/08 23:41
I loved this game. I finished it in 6 game hours, though it was probably less as I fell asleep playing it more than once (not from boredom, but because it kept me up playing long after I should have gone to bed)! The game was challenging but doable, and I loved the fact that you can walk around whole rooms an areas; the play space felt all around bigger than those in The Room series. I did have one small glitch- in the last area, I found a miniature flying device that I was supposed to stick into a camera like machine, except it wouldn’t go. The game thought it did, though it stayed in my inventory. Because of this I could not figure out which symbols went with which tube, so I had to literally go through every combination. Luckily there were only 3 choices for 3 slots, so there weren’t many combinations, but it kind of took the fun out of figuring it out. Besides that it was a fantastic game, stunningly beautiful graphics, and just all around a great time spent. Ive been looking for a game to pull me in with the challenge and beauty of the Room, and this definitely didn’t disappoint!
Astoundingly Beautiful Game! Review update below...
by _jbrown on 2017/06/29 06:58
Puzzling at its best! Reminiscent of the all time great The Room but has a different flare and artistry. I love a challenge and The House of DaVinci does not disappoint! I'm now 30 minutes minutes into the game and am highly entertained and engrossed completely. The graphics are excellent and gameplay is smooth and responsive. The music is absolutely perfect as it's sets an appropriate mood throughout. The puzzles are thought provoking and while indeed challenging, are not impossible. The gaming, artistry and challenging puzzles make The House of DaVinci more than worth the $5 cost. I'll be gifting several copies of this game in order to support the very capable developers. Great job and thank you developers! I contacted BlueBrain Games Customer Service after getting stuck in game. Had a problem with the octahedron puzzle which turned out to be on my end. I cannot say enough about the fantastic customer service from BlueBrain Games. They were quick to respond and very helpful. This is a company that will go far. Very impressed!
A decent room knockoff
by Fun for mobile on 2017/07/08 13:20
As a huge fan of the room series and their take on the "escape the room genre" I'm constantly on the lookout for similar games that can hold me over until the next room game is finally released. While this game isn't as polished it's a worthy knockoff. Every now and then some actions like turning a crank or pulling open a drawer will get bogged down or laggy. It doesn't happen too much and most occurrences can easily be fixed by zooming out and then in on the object. Although there have been a couple of instances where I didn't know what to do next because the object I needed to move, turn, or whatever didn't respond to my command and I'd end up wasting time thinking the object I needed was somewhere else. That can be frustrating but with it being few and far between I still give this game a solid four stars. There's a story and some lore for people that like that otherwise it's just you stuck in one giant room after the next. No backtracking. No need to speak with other characters to get useful intel. Just a bunch of interwoven puzzles that have so far proven to be both clever and challenging while still being fun
Fun but a bit frustrating
by Him aye on 2018/05/06 04:23
I very much enjoyed playing this game but I do have a couple complaints. The first is that the oculi only worked about 80% of the time. I kept coming to points where I was stuck and begrudgingly used a hint. The hint would point me towards using the oculi on a specific item, but it wouldn't work. I'd have to keep clicking the oculi on and off and by the 9th or 10th time, it would finally reveal what I should have been able to see all along. That wasted tons of time and was very frustrating. Another complaint I have is that is was very difficult to turn some of the cranks and wheels. This was particularly frustrating when trying to solve trial and error puzzles where the cranks had to be turned over and over and over again. My last complaint is that I really would have liked to be able to explore objects more freely. Movements and perspectives are very restricted. For instance, there was a chest in the upper level of the time machine level. I was only able to look at the front and it was annoying to not be able to explore the sides and the top, even if it's wasn't integral to solving anything.
Best game EVER, if you like challenge/puzzle games!
by di vinci 1 on 2019/05/28 05:18
Simply stunning, amazing, thrilling, immersive, captivating, and off the charts great. It’s the first game I’ve had a hard time putting it down even when I should be getting to sleep or taking care of something else. I was actual a bit sad to reach the end, I wanted it to keep going and going with more rooms, puzzles, etc. The game starts just a tad bit slow but once you get past the first room you’ll be hooked by what comes next. It gets better and better as you go through the game. The puzzles are fantastic and everything is extremely well thought out and planned to perfection. You folks have to make several sequels. My congratulations to you for a job extremely very well done. You have certainly raised the bar for what other developers must now attempt to achieve and offer. You are at the top of your game, keep raising the bar and offering more games like this. The entertainment value is certain a 10 and it deserves more than 5 stars.
Just like The Room
by Portbarton on 2017/08/27 15:52
So, this game is JUST LIKE the room. Ok, so it is not original, but it is very well produced. The Room is the real thing, but this is just as good. Same programmers???? Im not sure about the ethics about this, but with that said, I certainly enjoy playing it. If this game was called Room 4, I would be satisfied, and that is a COMPLIMENT, as I consider the Room series to be the best iPad games out there. Note to developer: Great work, but maybe go with an original theme next time? airplane, submarine, Romans, aliens, Disneyland? You certainly have the design and programming skills, but maybe you need some help in the creativity dept. But to potential purchasers, if you like the Room, you will like this also. A very slick game indeed. And one thing. I first gave this game a poor rating because of the oculi bug. Except i am now not sure it is a bug. You have to push the ocluli for maybe 2 seconds "sometimes". Once you figure that out, no more bugs. I guess it could be by design, but I doubt it.
A Promising Start to a New Series
by KupaMan on 2017/08/07 03:09
Every review is going to mention the Room series, and it's accurate. This is very much inspired by them, and it does a decent job satisfying those cravings. Most of the puzzles are clever and interesting, though some lose their logical through-line in the later parts. It doesn't feel as satisfying to solve them when the solutions are random. There was one puzzle I needed help with -- a color puzzle, where the rotating discs were indistinguishable for somebody with colorblindness like me. It would have been nice if the textures or color direction were more distinct. I took for granted how well The Room handled its touch controls until I played this. It's frustrating to try to pull a lever and instead toss the camera wildly every few swipes. The game doesn't put too much pressure on fast or precise control, so it's not a deal-breaker, but a little annoying. The game is a lot of fun, even with its shortcomings. It's a good first entry in what I hope is an on-going series of these puzzle games. It's not The Room, but it's no slouch either.
Great, harder than the Room
by Sopants on 2017/08/25 03:02
I have been wondering for the longest time why there weren't MORE clones of a franchise as great as "the Room." Finally, someone has filled that wide-open hole on the app store. As a Room game every couple years isn't nearly enough. And this team does it very, very well. Just as pretty as the Room... perhaps puzzles aren't quiiite as elegant, but they're easily more challenging. I can complete room games with few to no hints... I find it impossible here. But, the hints are there if/when you need them. Every great game we play today was inspired by those that came before it. I'm truly shocked about how much flack these devs are getting for what nearly all devs do... take something that worked, tweak it and add your own touch. I understand rolling your eyes at the 5000th coc knockoff, but this is a whole genre that has been the exclusive domain of 1 dev for years. IMO, it desperately needed some clones. My favorite Room was Room 1, when it was more like "the Box" than "the Room." Somehow it's easier spatially on my mind when you're mostly orbiting around a single, complex mechanism... rather than fiddling with 6, 8, 10 separate items that you constantly have to walk between. This game is probably most like the Room 2 in that regard... lots of different items across different rooms, but not as sprawling as room3 and it's huge hub world. Top notch, high quality product that Room fans owe it to themselves to get.
The catapult section is beyond painfully picky
by jam6jell on 2017/10/06 20:57
I was enjoying the game until I got to the part where you must aim the metal sight on the catapult at the glowing target on the wall. The idea is fine but nearly impossible to do because you need to be zoomed in on the crank that moves the catapult to move it, but then have to zoom out to see where it aimed. This would be fine if the screen was locked but it isn’t so you must swipe upwards to see the target again, which allows you to move the view of the catapult and target in any position, so you really have NO IDEA where you actually are aiming in relation to the crank! Even when you manage through infinite fussing back and forth to get it where you think it’s perfect, you must double tap on the wheel to zoom in so you can arm the catapult, and this tiny motion is enough to throw your aim off again. During the past two days I’ve shot at least 25 rounds and 3 even went straight through the target and nothing happens. Unless someone can get me a work around this is where the game ends for me. It’s very disappointing as I prefer the point of the game to be figuring out the sneaky nuances, not aiming something on an IPad.
Top-notch play for the most part
by Ibrad14 on 2018/04/13 02:35
This actually deserves 4.5 stars — absolutely beautiful imagery, a little too dark to discern on an iPhone at times, even with brightness turned way up but amazingly beautiful in the evening hours. The sound effects are really what make this game special for me… The Room had it too! All the clandestine clicks and clacks make my heart’s ears...I mean...ears’ heart pitter-pat. Challenging puzzles, some so much so I had to search the walkthroughs but still most were easy enough to enjoy. My main complaint and reason for the downgrade is the inability to switch between devices. Why?! Doesn’t make sense that one can’t enjoy on an iPad by day and then work a bit on it as they go to bed. Lol maybe this is normal for some games but I have played a few where both worked as if connected to apples Game Center or whatever. But major props! Would totally buy another one like this! Would love a Jack The Ripper or some time of killer/evidence investigation thing—not like the hidden object games tho.
Finally - A True Classic - Better Than the classic Mysts, etc
by Cocharlie on 2017/08/12 22:54
I've longed for the old classics that really had a good subtle story line, superb graphics, and most of all the challenges that were both appropriate to the story and challenging without being overly obtuse. THIS ONE DOES IT ALL AND MORE. The variety of puzzles and challenges is wonderful - and they fit perfectly with the theme and the graphics - and they aren't just a repetition of earlier ones that so many of the other games default to. The hints are well timed and not too obvious for those certain times when the solution just doesn't want to reveal itself. There were several times I felt the end of the game was around the corner only to find, with great joy, that the game was still afoot. This is a level above The Room games, which are a five star offering themselves. Please, please, please - send more of these our way. Thank you for raising the bar back to a most enjoyable height.
Fun But Definitely Inspired by The Room Games
by Tina1171 on 2017/07/26 03:10
If you enjoy puzzle games, then you will like House of DaVinci. However, it's very obvious that the game is heavily inspired by and in many was similar to The Room games. Since I like The Room games very much, I also like House of DaVinci. The graphics are great and, if you get stuck, the hints are helpful. I would warn though that playing it on a smaller iPhone screen (as I am) can strain the eyes. Overall, it's an enjoyable, challenging game - especially if you're fans of The Room and similar puzzle games. On a side note - another reviewer mentioned how helpful it would be if there was a way to adjust the brightness in the game and I wholeheartedly agree. Some switches are VERY hard to see, especially playing on my iPhone. If you have the option, play on an iPad instead. Still, I plan to keep an eye out for more games from this developer.
Nice Title
by viewcamera on 2017/08/02 03:20
I've been waiting for the Room IV for awhile now and DaVinci fills in pretty nicely. The graphics and story line are not quite the caliber of the Room series, but still engaging. I enjoy this style of game, and would play at least one more from this company. If I have any criticism it would be this: Too many keys, not enough other. One day I hope to see Obduction for IOS. Might happen, though probably too large a file for most cell phones. The two best games I've played on a phone are Myst and Riven. I Hope that helps you decide. Update: Played DaVinci first on an iphone6, then an ipad7 with headphones. Noticeable positive difference. The quality artwork comes alive with screen size. The stereo audio does some interesting things without being distracting. Second play through has been more fun than the first, mainly because of the larger screen. In particular I like the several small furry creatures gathered together in a cave grooving with a pict.
Cannot get to work, no support
by Mike088441 on 2017/07/27 01:41
I made it through 80% of the game overcoming the "minor" glitches. Then I encountered a glitch I couldn't get around. I asked support and on the second try they finally answered that there are no current bugs and referred me to a video. The game is not behaving like the video. After multiple tries, the game is now acting even worse and I cannot even get past puzzles that I got through before! Further questions to support have gone unanswered, undoubtedly because "there are no bugs"! I bought this game over a month ago so can no longer get a refund. I waited so long for support responses because other reviews say support is so responsive. This appears to be false, so I cannot recommend anyone buy this game. Yes, it has incredible potential and is fun when it works, but in its current flawed state is not worth $4.99. If support had helped me through the problems, I would have overlooked these problems and given it 4 or even 5 stars because of how well it works aside from these glitches. Hope it improves, but unlikely if they won't even admit there are problems.
Beautiful and engaging
by b9000 on 2018/05/22 05:13
This game is gorgeous and enthralling. The puzzle mechanics have some rough spots, though. First, the puzzles are inconsistent: the player sometimes needs to carry an unreasonably large object, even though it’s usually something tiny. Other times, some puzzles have very coarse mechanics, so that tapping them is all that’s needed, while others require you to swipe at a very precise angle. It would help a lot if the objects had consistent rules for interaction, too, so that actions like “opening” or “unlatching” could be actuated by the same swipe input patterns everywhere — most objects are fine, but one or two have glitches that end up really glaringly obvious. Second, the clues don’t always help. They are often ambiguous, and might refer to several different things. (Pretty much everything is a “medallion,” apparently.) There were times I was stuck to the point of frustration, simply because the clues were ambiguous, and left me looking in the wrong place. These problems left me feeling more frustrated than challenged at many points. There are some good puzzles for sure, but better consistency across all the puzzles would help. Criticism aside, I was absolutely enthralled by this game, playing nearly straight through. The graphics are beautiful, and drew me in every step of the way. I’m definitely looking forward to more from this publisher!
THE MOST AMAZING experience EVER! Even better than The Room series!!
by KauaiFinn on 2017/11/09 04:53
I read one review mention The Room & equate this game to it, and I didn’t need to hear more. I immediately bought & downloaded this game, and I was ecstatic right away! It’s very much like the room, with the SUPERIOR graphics, sounds, atmosphere, and puzzles. I dare say that I even liked this better than The Room for several reasons. There are a lot more “rooms” to work thru, he puzzles are a tad easier to figure out without relying on the hints all the time, and the length is superb! It took me over 8 hours to complete the game, which feels just right to me. (Well, I’d prefer to play forever. But, if it MUST end, I guess 8 hours is fair.) Games like these are what I had hoped for when I bought my first iPad. BRAVO! Really well done, Blue Brain squad. :) Please make hundreds more of these, and I promise to buy them all!
Disappointing
by Goobnooky29 on 2020/01/05 19:11
If you are familiar with the original “Room” series, half way through playing this game you will realize why that series is still considered the leader in this category. The one thing that sets The Room apart is how it elicits a WOW response in the player. There are so many times when solving a puzzle and watching an amazing result brings on an almost giddy feeling that is, for lack of a better word, delightful. Too many times in this game I felt that it had become a drudgery and solving a particular puzzle was a relief and not a delight. Several chapters dragged on and on and took way too long to complete, leading to more of the feeling of drudgery. Add to this the quirkiness of some of the puzzles that leave you completely confused about what is to be accomplished, and the needless requirement for high positional accuracy in others, and it leads to less than warm fuzzies for the game. The “ending” of the game comes as a complete surprise, as it just suddenly stops after completing one of the puzzles. It’s like the developers did not know where to stop so they just threw in an epilogue and called it good. It really made no sense and felt incomplete. If you’ve never played the Room series, you will probably like this game quite a bit, as it is challenging. But if you’ve come to this game through playing the Room series, you may very likely feel the way I did when complete. Disappointed.
Wonderful fun, and beautiful to boot!
by MomPolo on 2017/07/02 22:33
A worthy successor to great puzzle games like Myst, The 7th Guest, and The Room. Loved exploring the beautiful scenes and figuring out what to do next. Also a good length -- took me about 8 hours over a few nights to complete. One minor thing I didn't care for was that the hint system doesn't track what you've already done, it just gives you the next hint in the series for that puzzle. So maybe you've already found a piece, but the next hint you get tells you where to find the piece you just found, rather than skipping that one and giving you a hint for what you actually need to do next. Eventually you'll get the hint you need, but you may have to wait a while to get the one you actually need. That said, it was a very minor flaw that didn't hinder game play. Can't wait to see what's next!
Beautiful and Engaging
by Certified Vampire on 2017/08/08 15:44
While a little too early to determine how linear it may or may not be, the lavish attention to detail and the complexity of the puzzles make for a tantalizing experience. I am only a little disappointed at the number of times I have been forced to use the assist. The eyes in the bust, for instance, are not so easily seen to be like buttons. I also think that one or two more "combining" exercises (putting together discovered items) would have better established the means of actually performing the task – it is simple enough to recognize the need, but the process is easily lost amid distractions while looking for ways to use the items without thinking to combine them. THAT SAID – I purchased this game because I enjoy such gorgeous exercises. "The Room" trilogy set the benchmark, and—while whether it meets or surpasses the mark remains to be seen—"House of DaVinci" is (so far) giving a very good show.
Becomes Glitchy (for me) after completing the Library
by The Strawman on 2019/10/20 20:11
I don't often write reviews, but I'm hoping to get some help. First of all, this seems like a great game (what little I've been able to play so far), enough so that I purchased the full version and played through the library again. However, since I passed the library and entered the lab (?), the game crashes so much I can't accomplish anything. I use an older iPad 3, but generally do not have problems with game play. I re-uploaded the app and again was able to play through the library, but upon moving on to the next room immediately started having the same issue as before. Game play to this point seems flawless. But I can barely do anything at this point and am booted from the game every few seconds. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
It's The Room: 4
by Skipper3210 on 2017/06/30 07:07
If you are a super-fan of The Room series of games like I am, get this immediately. This game is so incredibly similar to those games that it astonishes me there hasn't been a lawsuit already. Everything from the art style, the inventory, the puzzles, the eyepiece, the story, the notes left by your mentor, the borderline between science and alchemy theme, the eerie but not scary ambiance, the hint system, the list goes on. For all it's similarities though, there are some subtle differences. I found the puzzles to be slightly (only slightly) more frustrating than puzzles in The Room games, with the next step in a puzzle sometimes being a little too obscure. Other notable differences are the historical setting and a new mode added to the eyepiece, allowing the user to see glimpses of the past. The only thing I can criticize the game on is sometimes the touch controls feel somewhat clunky and imprecise, lending to frustration when trying to preform basic interactions, particularly on smaller objects. Overall, this game is definitely worthy of picking up for any true puzzle game fan, just like the any of The Room games, and is a shining example of what a puzzle game should strive to be. I personally hope they make a sequel that's just as great as this one.
A Beautiful Masterpiece
by Kyr0ka on 2017/07/05 09:29
I've only come across a few games where I truly rate it 5 stars, and The House of da Vinci has now become a part of those select few. The puzzles, the graphics, the storyline, the soundtrack—are all beautifully done to shape this incredible project. I was engrossed from the start, and the suspenseful cliffhanger has me hooked for more from these developers. Nothing was ever too challenging that it made me want to never look at the game again, but nothing was ever too easy that it bored my brain. I was always filled with excitement when the character would sweep through the doors after completing a final puzzle, impatient for the next creative step/level/room of the story. A must game to play, and tale to jump into, for any puzzle lovers, master escapists, and those captivated by a good story.
Too many glitches!
by Disappointed Nashvillian on 2020/01/07 03:48
I have had the game for 24 hours. It looks beautiful, but it is awkward to play with delays where you will complete something and have to repeat it several times for it to “take.” Other times you complete something and get stuck because it is unclear what to do next. For example on the catapult, I easily got the bottle image lined up, but when I zoomed out nothing happened. The hint said “when you turn the crank you can arm and fire” but nothing told me how to do it. After watching the instruction video, which said to turn the circular wheel on the left of the catapult, I tried and nothing happened. I was stuck and gave up. When I tried later, I found that I could just push down the trigger on the back right of the catapult, and it worked. Really annoying. If you love the ROOM, I would think twice before buying this. I quality of play just is not nearly as good and is oftentimes aggravating. Disappointing. (I am playing on an iPhone - the same one I played all the ROOMS on with no problems.)
Good game - not for iPhone
by tvhopeful on 2017/07/12 17:12
I have been thoroughly enjoying this game and highly recommend it - but I very much wish I had started it on my iPad instead of my iPhone. The small screen size definitely makes finding objects and manipulating them difficult at times, and can even make figuring out some of the puzzles a lot more challenging than the puzzles really demand. That said - as others have noted, this game plays very much like The Room series, on which it is clearly modeled. The puzzles are fairly straightforward for the most part, although if you are as spatially challenged as I am, some of them can take a while to figure out :) For me, the overall challenge level is just about right - not so easy that I am flying through the game, but not so hard that I am throwing my device across the room (or watching walkthroughs) at every turn. Hope this helps!
Beautiful and promising but too frustrating to finish
by Skitterling on 2018/09/02 17:06
The graphics are beautiful and the music is delicate and amazing. The game mechanics are so finicky and frustrating that I have given up on the game several times because I’ve stopped enjoying it. Yes, it’s similar to the Room games, and that was why I purchased it in the first place. I love puzzle games, I looked forward to the overall storyline, the game is beautiful (if a bit dark on an iPhone 7+ with up to date iOS) and the music suits the atmosphere perfectly. The main difference for me is that the Room game mechanics are effortless and mostly intuitive. I rarely had any experience in any of the Room games where I was frustrated just trying to move a piece along a track. In contrast, this game is tetchy, finicky, and fiddly. I don’t know that I would call it buggy or glitchy, but maybe poorly programmed. The hint system is endlessly frustrating too. When I got tired of trying to fiddle with some puzzle piece or drawer or slider, I’d give in and check a hint only to be told something obvious I was already doing. It’s a beautiful game with soothing music but I’m deleting it from my phone because it’s not relaxing to play and I’m tired of struggling with it. It’s almost there, guys! Let me know if you decide to smooth out the mechanics of it and I’ll gladly try it again!
Amazing game
by planeart on 2017/09/11 21:16
I really loved this game. It took me awhile to complete it as I did it in increments. I did use the hint system more than a few times but sometimes just because I was lazy. I had to go online to solve a puzzle 2 times. Then I could've kicked myself because the solution was so "easy". The artwork and detail are really beautiful and there is really no repetition in the puzzles or solutions. Some of the puzzles are similar to The Room but the whole concept is similar so that's to be expected; it's what I love about the whole genre. It is beyond me how these creators even come up with these concepts, then design and implement them. I'm very impressed. I loved the DaVinci theme and setting. Ending was a bit flat and confusing but it didn't take away from my overall enjoyment.
Lack of colorblind mode detracts from otherwise solid game
by orbix42 on 2018/03/28 19:44
This is an entertaining puzzler in a similar style and approach to Fireproof Games’ ‘The Room’ series. However, it’s hampered by the eventual appearance of a puzzle that’s impossible to complete if you have one of the most common forms of color blindness. While this used to be a common issue, most studios have learned that it’s trivial to add either a ‘colorblind mode’ or to simply add other shape-based or pattern-based cues to puzzles, and there’s really no excuse to not make accommodations for this. For the dev’s reference, the puzzle in question is the gem puzzle in the Crypt chapter. If you can’t tell the colors of half the gems you’re supposed to place in the right place, it’s no longer frustrating as much as it is infuriating. If you can’t see the colors, you can’t even look up a walkthrough or guide to get past- you’re just done. I’ll see if I can’t get a friend or family member to handle that for me.
Fun, but frustrating
by iPhoneYouPhoneWeAllPhone on 2020/01/02 02:48
As everyone else has noticed, this is somewhat of a blatant ripoff of the room series. But it’s also very buggy. Many times when you put on the lens, it won’t show what it’s supposed to. I’ve sat through walkthrough videos only to find that the lens shows something it doesn’t show me, unless I equip/unequip it 4-5 times in a row. The activation areas on some objects are also really small, meaning things look immovable when they’re not. Could benefit from better usability testing. Edit: I understand the difference between the two lenses. The “tempus” one requires you to draw a symbol before you can go back in time. (spoiler) But for example, in the crypt, on the side of the tomb, with the lever and Roman numerals, I would equip the “infinitum” lens, and nothing happens. Then if I repeat 3 or 4 times, I finally see the hidden path and can see what turning the wheel does.
Generally quite good, UX has some issues
by Cailin Oh on 2019/10/18 19:36
Generally a very good game. I enjoyed playing it. Comparisons to The Room are great, too many, really. I liked the Di Vinci perspective. But the UX was frustrating at times. Zooming was especially random, sometimes you could look 360 degrees, sometimes not, and sometimes you could get directly where you wanted to go, and sometimes you had to do crazy zoom in and zoom outputs to make a lateral move. The surfaces and scenery were gorgeous, games adequately challenging. But sometimes I solved a puzzle just by touching it to see what the controls did, and sometimes when I knew just what I needed to do I either couldn’t see or the controls were overly difficult to simply get to move. If they had just invested a little bit more in the playability, it would’ve gotten a full 5 stars from mr.
Great style but lacking
by jcmick on 2018/11/21 01:03
I love first person adventures like this one, and was sent here by the room series and myst. I love the look and the gameplay is similar to both those series with a few minor issues. While the puzzles themselves are not overly complex, the guidance of what you are supposed to be doing is sometimes unnecessarily vague. SPOILERS Early into the game you encounter a globe. You are expected to put different words into mechanisms in the globe. The clue looks like each word goes in a specific hemisphere, but the locations on the clue and the actual globe don’t line up, forcing trial and error. Once the globe is open, there is a RISK style puzzle but the rules given are vague and seem arbitrary. These frustrations mean the game feels more like a grind than a true puzzle, and this is fairly early in. I am still playing and will update if it gets better, but for now I feel a little disappointed.
Beautiful game and interesting concept, but difficult to play
by GGGGCat on 2017/07/05 12:51
I've played quite a few games similar to this, such as "The Room" series, and I've never had such a hard time playing a game. If I hadn't played so many in my time, I would think that I'm just terrible at this sort of game. However, I don't believe that is the case. The game itself is beautiful, well developed, and has an interesting concept. However, the gameplay is lacking and could use improvement. It is often difficult to tell when something can be looked at or moved, and placing objects is very hit-or-miss on where the object is dragged. When I get stuck, the hints are not very helpful either, as they confuse me even more with their vagueness. It's an okay start to a company making this sort of game, but it is too painstakingly difficult to play for me to fully enjoy. *Edit* Also, there is a section I can't pass even though I do everything all the walkthroughs I've read have said to do. Cannot finish the game.
Good puzzle game
by DestinyDrop on 2017/08/05 03:40
The game is very much inspired by The Room series and shares many of that series' aesthetics. Therefore if you enjoyed playing The Room (especially the last installment) you should enjoy this game. I'm not going to dock stars simply because the game so strongly corresponds to The Room, however I will knock off a star because the game's color scheme is so dark it makes it very difficult to interact with some of the scenes and puzzles. The controls are pretty tight, but there are a few areas where you need to manipulate objects and pan the camera in the same scene and that can lead to some inadvertent interactions. The game is a good length and the puzzles are varied with a good difficulty curve. I'm just happy there are no "untangle the string" types of puzzles. All-in-all, it is a solid game and I would not be adverse to purchasing a sequel should one be developed.
Captivating!
by SHHN10 on 2017/07/03 00:00
I've been a big fan of The Room series. DaVinci proved to be even more challenging in many ways. The game is very well constructed, and the graphics and music are beautiful. I've ignored my family for two days while I finished the game. My 10 year old daughter is now playing and loving it. Some of the puzzles are a bit challenging for her, but in terms of content, I would consider this game to be fine for children. I'm helping her on some of the more difficult puzzles. My one and only complaint about the game is regarding the hints. I tried not to use them in general, but sometimes I caved when I got stuck for a while. More than once, the hints I was given pertained to a part of the game I'd already completed. I hope a sequel is under development!!
I really enjoyed this game.
by Piper Farm on 2017/12/13 13:51
I am 65 and use games like this to keep me thought process and memory banks challenged and sharp. It also gave me a A wonderful opportunity to connect with my 12 year old grandson, a 38 year old son and husband, as we spent several hours working some of the achievements together. Made an old ladies heart warm. As for the game problem solving, I did become stumped on a few problems and found the hints un-useful. The game indicated I spent just over 8 hours to complete. LOL some of that time was spent cooking and walking our dogs, as I sometimes would forget to turn the game off. Great job, really enjoyed the game, beautiful graphics and the 3D effects added to the over all atmosphere of the game. Will work it again in a few weeks.
Play this before you play The Room
by Dramatical on 2018/11/12 11:18
It’s not a room knockoff as much as other reviews say it is. There is overlap for sure but a) there’s only so many things you can do on a puzzle adventure with a touch screen and b) they devs clearly went out of the way to put a new spin on just about everything so it honestly feels as similar to The Room as Call of Duty feels similar to any other FPS game. That said...you’ll like this more if you play it before the The Room. It’s a good game but lacks a certain something that The Room has in droves. Puzzles here feel a little tedious and irritating at times and everything is more spread out in Da Vinci which makes it harder to keep track of everything to find/solve as opposed to the Room games which feel focused even in a busy environment. Still a fun game overall.
Yes, it is similar to The Room series.
by Laubsch's on 2017/07/06 15:31
This has been mentioned in previous reviews, but this game is clearly inspired by the "The Room" series. So much so that it even features the monocle piece device. It also has very similar artwork and captures the same intrigue as its predecessor. I enjoyed the puzzles and setting the game offered. The story was also impressive, but I prefer the mystical aspect The Room series had to offer. Although, near the ending it did add more of a mystical element. Even though one cannot call this exactly original, it is still well made and entertaining. The only reason this isn't 5 stars is because of how much this game borrows from The Room (I would have liked to have seen new features). I feel like I am starting to sound redundant, so if you are a fan of The Room series, you will enjoy this.
Artistic puzzle
by Nnnsddjfrjk on 2018/01/12 01:07
First, I enjoyed it. These games are always worth the $. Earlier today I read a review that a game was worth $2 but not $4 and it bothered me. I like to remember that these people are artists and these games are art. From that perspective - and for a lot of other reasons - even when I pay for a game, I feel like I'm getting a gift. Ok, I'm off my soapbox now. Lol. It took me about 5.5 hours over a period of several months as prefer more words in these games. I can't really say this was an inspiring game or that I'll think about again but it was solid entertainment. It was challenging and clearly a lot of thought was put into it; it wasn't easy and it was beautiful. These qualities get a solid A and I hope the designers make more fun.
Good but not great
by Lucklobster on 2019/01/09 06:05
This is a basically a copy of The Room series. It has the same aesthetic and mechanics, but not done quite as well. I enjoyed playing, but often ran into situations such as this: I’d have run through the environment a dozen times, not finding any new clues, and was stuck. When I consulted the tips, I was directed to interact with an object that I’d tried to use several times already without success. But then knowing that it was *supposed* to be something I could use, further effort would prevail. So the problem was not in being unable to solve the puzzle, but rather not being able to tell when something should work and the interface was just being difficult. Overall I do recommend the game, but it could have been a little better play-tested.
Certain puzzles prompt rage-quit.
by J-rod2007 on 2017/07/11 21:53
It's a wonderful game. I've seen many reviews comparing it to "The Room" series, not in a negative light, but as a compliment. Some puzzles, especially toward the end, seem to rely on chances of luck rather than puzzle-solving skills. I enjoyed almost all of them, especially those that require small details (does that decorative ornament look faded on one side? I wonder if it moves?). Some puzzles in the last chapter, I simply had to put down and take a few days away for. The "help" icon wouldn't actually give hints on some puzzles, it just suggested areas, like "I bet if you move the lever through the grooves, you can make the pipe segments spin." Well, of course. I've been doing that for a half-hour. None of it makes sense. I accidentally got it right after fiddling with it for days. Last suggestion, please, please, please consider adding a "brightness" slider, or some way to brighten up the screen. Some areas, I could literally only play at night because the screen was so dark, I couldn't actually see anything on screen. Otherwise, it's a solid game, worth your money, and I look forward to the next installment.
House of da Vinci
by Wuth11 on 2017/12/06 22:18
Well it was fun to start with but I hope everyone sees this message because I am not sure what to do now I just completed the game as I enjoyed it it didn’t last very long there was grate attention to detail and everything but it was short and left me on a cliffhanger I hope they mention to do that and are giving me more because for my $4:50 or whatever it was this was not a long game I program and understand the struggles that they probably wet through to make this game as fun and pleasing but I would like to have seen more and not been feeling like there wasn't and end I got thou it in only about 5 days and am left with nothing to do with ie except try to make my time faster by completing the same puzzles I already completed in conclusion the story was short and cut short but what I got to play was very fun and detailed
I wanted to like this game
by Miss_Tish on 2020/01/09 02:04
I’m a huge fan of the The Room games. And this games definitely tries to capture the same feel. But it’s FAR too convoluted. I honestly don’t mind difficult puzzles. I’ve had to use hints or walkthroughs in the past. And that’s ok. But there was always an “ohhhh” moment. A moment where you realize what you missed. This game felt nearly impossible to complete without hints and walkthroughs, and even then, I never got the “ohhhh” feeling. Instead, I felt like it was unreasonable of the developers to think a player would have the patience to click on almost literally EVERY nook and cranny to find the planted clue. While trying to be clever, the game forgot to be enjoyable. I paid for and played all the The Room games. I paid money for this one too. But I don’t think I’ll be buying the next one.
Where to begin?
by Carpatz on 2017/07/01 02:05
You all did an amazing job with graphics and storyline--a beautifully rendered game and well told. But you so completely copied the style, and puzzles of The Room I was a bit astonished. Seemed like lawsuit material to me. I enjoyed it, and it both occupied my time and challenged me sometimes. Good value for the money, I thought. Many of the puzzles were too similar though, with several variations on the "turn the knob on the left, now turn the knob on the right." type. If you can design a game that looks this good guys, you can come up with better puzzles. One thing I felt was crucial to correct was to allow us to see the ENDS of the objects we pick up--many can't be seen. So, 4 stars and docked one for repeating yourselves and for such a blatant copy of The Room.
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