The White Chamber is a game of such quality that it’s really surprising it is free.
I don’t think there are many games that deserve a “Gamers Treasure” spot more than this title.
The White Chamber is a horror adventure game. It’s pretty short. The puzzles may get you stuck once a while if you’re not very familiar with the genre but generally they are not very hard. An average player can easily finish the game in a few hours.
In terms of game mechanics, there’s not much to say. The White Chamber has standard point-and-click adventure game interface and item inventory. Nothing more than that.
Having mentioned the length and mechanics, I got nothing but praises left. The White Chamber has stunning graphics, cutscenes, scary sound effects, dubbing, horrifying athmosphere and a good story. There is an explanation behind all the gruesome events happening in the game and it’s quite meaningfull. It’s a bit more than just the regular “unknown-alien-virus-mutating-everyone-into-monsters-for-no-real-reason”. There is a twist at the end of the game too. However, finding all the answers requires a bit of searching. (No. Not in the game itself.)
Speaking of game’s ending – there’s actually eight of them. Four are simply death endings and four are alternative endings decided by your actions during the game (or your “score” to be exact).
The White Chamber is a game of such quality that it’s really surprising it is free. I guess the only good explanation for that is the length.
I definitely recommend this game to any gamer. Not just adventure fans. I myself am not too fond of adventure games but even while favoring well developed game mechanics I just couldn’t not write about this title despite it having almost nothing interesting at all in that aspect. The White Chamber’s quality, polish and athmosphere just draw you in so much it makes all the puzzles a mere addition to experiencing the games nightmare yourself. And despite the sound of it, it’s an awesome experience.