Datswer, A Game Hard to Explain – Review

Datswer is a game which most will find to be dark, haunting, and Gothic-like and a little bit weird. However, it certainly is compelling and will drive you to great distraction. So, just who or what is Datswer? Datswer is a name given to the statue which will come to life when liquid is poured over its head (or hands).

The liquid is a magic potion, which has to be poured on its head and hands so it can come to life and escape from the dark and foreboding caves. Datswer currently resides deep down in the caves that seem to be the very corridors of hell. They are wet, dark, and full of evil and a place Datswer is keen to escape from.

However, it is the foreboding hell-hole of these caves that you are tasked with getting Datswer to escape from. The basement caves are only escapable by means of you solving small puzzles or riddles. Get them right and you can advance up the levels to eventual freedom.

There are many acrobatic skills and cinemascope style adventures you will endure along the way. Datswer can perform a number of tricks like jumping or leaping over small creatures – after all, he will not be able to simply walk through them. There are many chasms and paths within the deep realms of these caves, some where you will be forced to leap off a precipice and onto a new path. Although it is well worth trying not to slip up, otherwise Datswer may tumble to certain death. One of the most prolific uses for getting around through the caves is to make use of the diagonal jump feature.

There are seemingly endless amounts of different scenes. In fact there are well over 40 of them at the last update. The control of your character is guided purely by your joystick and/or key strokes. There are many inventory items that you will come across in the game. Try and collect some of these as they will help you to solve some of the many puzzles that unlock Datswer from the deep, dark and foreboding caverns.

The latest update has tidied up many small aspects to make the game a more enjoyable and free-flowing experience to play. You can ask for a hint to try and find any hidden tools you may have been looking for. Datswer also has its own Facebook page for hints, tips and tricks from other players around the world.

I’m going to be honest and say I still don’t understand what the game is about. The game is still buggy and need a bit work. It has potential but perhaps the app my need a complete overhaul.

Datswer is a game which most will find to be dark, haunting, and Gothic-like and a little bit weird. However, it certainly is compelling and will drive you to great distraction. So, just who or what is Datswer? Datswer is a name given to the statue which will come to life when liquid is poured over its head (or hands). The liquid is a magic potion, which has to be poured on its head and hands so it can come to life and escape from the dark and foreboding caves. Datswer currently resides deep down in the caves that seem…

Review Overview

Graphics - 5.9
Interface - 5.1
Gameplay - 5

5.3

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