18 Floors Reviews
18 Floor's two puzzles are fantastic, and left me wondering where on Earth the rest of the game is.
18 Floors definitely has some great elements such as the level designs and overall atmosphere. It looks amazing and being allowed to freely explore the environment is great. Unfortunately, the nature of the puzzles can become so bizarre and unsolvable that they tend to ruin the overall experience.
The graphic of 18 floors is very nice to look at. Only rarely does a slight edge flicker cloud the otherwise excellent overall impression. Also in terms of sound everything is very harmonious. Only the controls can be described as more than choppy and brings the player to despair at times. The puzzle adventure on the PS4 can only be controlled with two move controllers and too often you have to start several times to get hold of an object. In addition a free movement control would have been desirable and also extremely advantageous. Because you can only move by teleportation, you have to readjust one or two times to get to the desired position. In 18 floors there is English voice output, but German screen texts. All in all we liked the game design and the audiovisual presentation of 18 floors quite well and for puzzle fans there is a clear recommendation to buy.
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Overall, from the experience I was given playing this game I would say that this game definitely stands out among the rest of the puzzle games PSVR has to offer. The rooms also offer an eeriness to them providing that nice horror feeling to the game as well. For the puzzler adventurers out there or ones that just like a game with almost complete immersion, this is a game you are not going to want to miss out on. For the price, the game offers and delivers a complete package.
18 floors is one of the best looking games on the PSVR and one of the best Escape Room games I’ve played. This initial version of the game only covers the first two floors, yet there is enough content for around two to three hours as you find clues, solve puzzles, and investigate two highly detailed areas. There is no jump scares or cheap horror moments but the game is creepy and mysterious with both its visuals and it’s audio. If you own a VR headset and you’re a fan of puzzles, escape rooms, or creepy “what do I do” games, you should add this to your list of what to pick up next!