Excerpt: Talking people, talking animals and talking cars, although until I played this game, I don’t think I had ever heard of a talking cave before. The Cave certainly has an odd premise for its storyline, although it turns out that the game itself is a lot less inventive when it comes to how it actually...
Ron Gilbert's latest trek is a morbid, hilarious romp
20 February 2013
Summary: A solid game that definitely has an audience. Might lack replay value, could be too short or there are some hard-to-ignore faults, but the experience is fun. How we score: The Destructoid Reviews Guide
Excerpt: “The Cave” is a classical modern adventure game from Ron Gilbert, the mind behind titles such as Maniac Mansion and Monkey Island, and Double Fine Productions, the studio responsible for Psychonauts and Costume Quest.
Excerpt: The Cave is the story of seven individuals that must go through a series of challenges through a talking cave. The Cave is a platform based adventure game from Monkey Island creator Ron Gilbert.
Summary: For something different, clever, interesting, and stylish, The Cave is a sure bet. The draw of the old-school adventure remains, minus much of the tedium that might have kept the average gamer away, and although there is room for improvement in its design, the dark narrative arouses curiosity enough...
Pros: Intriguing narrative, Well-integrated puzzles, Accessible to a wide audience
Cons: Being forced to repeat levels, Imprecise controls
Conclusion: Concept: Explore a mystical cave with a motley crew of adventurers, solving puzzles as you go
Graphics: Beautiful animation helps distinguish each character
Sound: A subdued musical score supports the amusing narration
Playability: Simple platforming controls allow easy navigation, but sometimes...
Excerpt: Seven adventurers seek answers to their life’s questions inside of a mysterious talking cave in Double Fine’s The Cave , an adventure game from the mind of Ron Gilbert (Maniac Mansion, The Secret of Monkey Island).
Pros: Challenging and rewarding puzzles, Uncovering each character's personal story, The dark humor
Cons: The occasional frame-rate dip, Taking multiple treks to position your characters, Clunky platforming controls
Conclusion: And that's The Cave in a dank and gloomy nutshell: never bad, often good, but only occasionally great. Its frustrations are fleeting but with core gameplay that struggles to be as clever and witty as the script, it never quite manages to bring together its best features in a truly satisfying way.