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"Plunge into The Cave and you'll definitely have fun finding your way out." -Eurogamer.net
"It’s so refreshing to find a game that’s trying to say something, even if that something is one of history’s oldest cautionary tales. " -Polygon.com
The Cave is a new adventure game from Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion creator Ron Gilbert, and Double Fine Productions, the award-winning studio behind Psychonauts and Brütal Legend.
Assemble your team of three from seven unlikely adventurers, each with their own unique personalities and stories, then descend into the mysterious depths to explore locations including a subterranean amusement park and a medieval castle, not to mention a fully armed and ready-to-launch nuclear tipped ICBM. The Cave awaits."
Explore a ginormous completely seamless cave-world presented in astounding cross-section that will blow... your... mind.
Assemble a team of 3 explorers:
From the Hillbilly to the Time Traveller; all 7 characters have their own unique personalities, special talents and a dark and secret reason for descending The Cave.
A Cave like no other:
If you enjoy spelunking and dark rocky caverns then be prepared to be disappointed. Your first clue The Cave is a place like no other will be when you stumble across the subterranean amusement park or the medieval castle, not to mention the fully armed and ready to launch nuclear tipped missile.
Let’s work together:
Switch between the 3 characters, in cooperation with each other, and solve physical and adventure puzzles as you learn the truth behind why they are here. Share the cave exploring adventure with friends in local co-op.
Unlock all the secrets of the cave:
Replay the adventure with a new set of characters for a whole different experience including unique story, puzzles and areas of The Cave, plus hidden treasures (not redeemable for cash) and collectables.
Watch the Cave come alive:
Experience the detailed, stunning art style and humor that only Ron Gilbert and Double Fine can dream up.
Fun romp through a gorgeous world.samlii | June 13, 2013 | See all samlii's reviews »
I love the art direction in this game, so whimsical and fun. However the over use of back tracking, and the strange non-existence of the non location characters bring this down a little. Don't get me wrong I love Ron Gilbert and I think his good points come through in this, I just don't think its as co-op friendly as they wanted it to be.
Fantastic and amazingkalil | June 8, 2013 | See all kalil's reviews »
Since the beginning of the game and we take our first laugh of many that will come later with his dramatic narrator (The Cave) telling the story of the different characters that each have a story and scenarios.
Gameplay: The game is fun and addictive with its mechanics. The keys to be used are simple: arrow keys, special Power (Q) and interaction with the environment (E). The game also we have prepared many puzzles that from the first minute of the game and thinking we have to do.
Technology: The physics of objects and very good graphics engine which makes it very smooth and optimized.
Graphics: In graphics is similar to "Trine 2" although you can not really enjoy the colorful aspects of the game as this presents an aspect-style Gothic Tim Burton but this remains to be good graphics.
Sound: The sound of things like the soundtrack is very good what you deep into the game.
Innovation: With a subject as aforesaid Gotham humorous touch as appropriate and great puzzles, all along I had never seen in another it does great, original game without any other game that compares in style.
Ron Gilbert is back!Gwildor | June 4, 2013 | See all Gwildor's reviews »
The Cave is a great game and everyone that had a chance to play classic adventure games back in th 80s will immediately get it. It's part platforming, part puzzle solving, filled with dark (sometimes witty) humor. There are 7 characters, each with an unique perk and exclusive level. But I confess I was expecting (much) more. With such pedigree (I mean, this these guys are part of gaming royalty), I expected the Cave to deliver much more. By the end, I did not feel that much compelled to give another playthrough and, honestly, felt kind of disapointed with how the events are concluded. It felt lose, like something was missing. They should patch it, I don't know, give a free DLC or something. The Cave is not a complete game in my honest opinion. It's almost there... but not THERE yet
Replay value is not what it seemsmungchung | May 21, 2013 | See all mungchung's reviews »
I have played through this game 5 times and the game becomes more of a chore after multiple plays. Only thing driving me was experiencing all the characters story-lines. My first and second play thrus were very enjoyable and entertaining. It became repetitive and harder to sit and play after that. Each play thru is not random and is more of completing the character's story is a different order. So if you have a previously played character in your starting group, their story will always be the same but doing stuff differently I think can result in different endings. The experience is very unique and I think every fan of this genre should give it a try. But definitely pick it up during a sale if you are on a budget.
Worth the Troublebradleytown503 | May 4, 2013 | See all bradleytown503's reviews »
This game is really enjoyable. The stories are actually pretty hilarious, and the gameplay and puzzles are enough of a challenge to warrant replay.
Admittedly, playing this single player is the lesser of two possible experiences. Having to constantly switch between characters is a bit of a hassle. It is completely worth it, and the controls and graphics really help make it more manageable.
Multiplayer is the ideal way to play this game, and if you use controllers, having more than one can really help if you're a local multiplayer like myself.
All-in-all this game is fully worth picking up even to play alone, as the gimmick of having three characters becomes second-nature pretty quickly.