Experience a beautiful puzzle solving adventure complete with ornamental oriental lanterns and other objects from the Far East.
Practice your thinking skills as you get from one part of the game to the next by figuring out on how to get the pieces to fit correctly with each other.
Solve the mystery of the final puzzle to ascend into the heavens and complete your quest.
One of the reasons why people play computer games is to exercise their minds thus upgrading their problem solving skills. Many gamers (specially those who have been playing for years) have become quite good at this and depending on the game genre they prefer, usually enjoy and excel at it. After all, it does take talent and years of practice to come up with a ChessMaster worth his or her salt.
Through the years, puzzle oriented mystery and adventure games have both trained and entertained thinking gamers from the earliest days of the computer industry to the advanced computing and video gaming devices of today. The audio and visual technologies may have advanced but the core skills of problem solving remain the same.
Kaisuo VR is a puzzle solving mystery adventure set in a surrealistic combination Japanese and Chinese environment where the player has to solve a series of puzzles in order to complete and get out of the game. The main object which signifies the game is a Key. Kaisuo is Mandarin for "To Unlock" or open. That is what you (the player) will be doing a lot in this game.
The game is very short but awesomely beautiful. If you like oriental games and stories, this game is probably for you. There are many objects and text (sayings) in the game that are based on oriental beliefs and culture. If you happen to come upon a giant frog statue, make sure to take into consideration what it is trying to tell or give you. From the very start of the game, the rain, the town and the red umbrella are such a nice touch and gives of strong feelings and impressions of being in the Far East.
The environment however at the beginning of your quest is quite dark but is nicely accentuated by the lighting of the lamps in the room. The graphics and the artwork are impressive! Make it a point to look thoroughly around and leave no corner unturned to get to the clock tower up above. The ambient sounds and the music accentuate the realism of the game very well. Also, a military flashlight looks a little bit out of place but has an important use as a lever as well as a light.
The beautiful clock tower holds two clocks, one big and one small. The small one is the SteamPunk device which you will have to mess around with in order to cross into a magical plain. This does remind one of mysterious fantasy stories and movies where magic and machines are mixed together. Just remember that times must match and metal gears are needed to open the pathway. Find the key first, look closely and think how things fit into each other to work.
A towering Pagoda is where you want to get to. Examine the frog and turn the appropriate wheels. There are two frogs and they work in similar ways. Again, the key is the answer to the puzzles that confront you. Be observant and make sure that all around you fits into place. Random paint on the wall may not be what they seems to be. In the end, if you are able to solve the mystery by turning wheels, matching things and twisting the key, you will finally ascend into the heavens where a door waits for you.