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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.
Cave-aliciousTPCGorillaMunch | Nov. 23, 2013 | See all TPCGorillaMunch's reviews »
The Cave is a fun game in which the player chooses three characters to use from seven, with each character having a different ability. Using the three chosen characters the player must complete different puzzles, some can be quite difficult.
The game is reasonably short, however, can be replayed using different characters giving a different story and different levels unique to each character. The cave is quite dark and humorous and an enjoyable game that is worth playing.
The game is very fun played in single player but even better when played with a friend.
Surprisingly dark.MSJ | Nov. 21, 2013 | See all MSJ's reviews »
Despite the art direction, the darker elements of the game is a pleasant surprise. Each of the characters you can play have their own backgrounds that gets revealed through both their own unique levels and the great comic panels you can find throughout the game. None of the stories also necessarily end with a poetic comeuppance too. The narrator can be annoying for some, I find his presence tend to liven thins up a bit.
The puzzles are mostly pretty simple to figure out, but the execution can be complicated due to the player having to manage three characters (but you can only control one at a time). The characters also have to be brought to a location individually, except at the start or end of certain sequences. Backtracking is thus a must, and it can get tedious. I must also complain that despite each character having a unique ability most of the time they are unused except in the aforementioned character-specific level.
It's a fairly short game, and you can replay it at least once to see all the unique character stories. It will satisfy your adventure game puzzle-solving itch, and the characters can be memorable, but in the end it is let down a bit by some of the design decisions.
Fun puzzle platformerFantus | Nov. 6, 2013 | See all Fantus's reviews »
I enjoy this game. I find the multiple characters that work well in different situations to be an interesting mechanic. And I feel it works well for a lot of the puzzles.
The game is realtively short, and provides minimal challenge. However, the atmosphere and overall impression the game leaves you with is well worth the price of admission.
If you are looking for a deep challenge to overcome, you might want to look elsewhere. But if you want a fun game experience, this should do just fine.
In loving memory of Maniac Mansionel_pelado95 | Oct. 25, 2013 | See all el_pelado95's reviews »
Ron Gilbert is a genius. Double Fine is a exellent company. Of course, this game is a masterpiece.
The characters are just great. Each one haves his own story (someones really fun and others really sad) and his own abilities. You can only choose 3 at the moment, so you can play this game a lot of times and getting differents stories.
The best part if, obviusly, the Cave. The jokes are outstanding.
This is a cool game, just like the old adventure graphic games. You must play this game.
Fun, Entertaining, and Honestly not easyjrod7405 | July 23, 2013 | See all jrod7405's reviews »
I seriously enjoy this game. I'm halfway through it and don't understand the critical comments. The only thing i don't like is that i wish the controls were just a wee bit tighter. Other than that, it's a lot of fun and I have trouble solving the puzzles sometimes ( 3rd mine cart took me awhile to figure out a critical step and twins mansion I was stumped until I gave up and got a hint that allowed me to finish the level ). It's not an awesome game,but it's a great time and I'll go replay to see the missing levels from the adventurer and knight. Is is Psychonauts, NOPE, but it's a good game and priced correctly. I got it for a a steal on a 75% off sale here at GMG and it's well worth the price.