Note: This room was first launched as Si Tanggang, The Ungrateful.
Their description: Tanggang is a classic tale of a poor villager who eventually became rich, marrying a princess, and acquiring his own galleon but with a twisted tale.
You have 60mins to unravel what sets this inevitable divine intervention into motion that led to Tanggang’s fateful demise.
This room felt fairly complex for an Amazing Chambers offering, with a couple of tricky puzzles in the mix. There’s at least one slightly head-scratching moment, but on the whole, the room’s logic was generally sound.
While the setting isn’t too dramatic, I appreciated the transition from the first space’s domestic feel to the other stages of the story. And while the narrative was mainly conveyed through sheets of exposition, its gradual revelation worked decently in line with our progress through the experience. (I did feel some emotional investment in the story, thanks in part to an early touch that aided immersion, though I might have been alone among my teammates in this…)
Finally, just to clarify: despite the updated poster for the game, there’s nothing scary or horror-like about it, so don’t worry!
The Curse isn’t groundbreaking, but it’s a solid experience that’s WORTH A TRY.
Puzzle difficulty: 4/5
Puzzle logic: 3.5/5
Multimedia aspect of puzzles: 3.5/5
Atmosphere and setting: 3/5
Exciting flourishes, use of technology or physical aspects: 3/5
Storyline integration: 3/5
Their suggested number of players: Up to 10
My suggested number of players: 2 to 4