The Norwood suite is a puzzle/exploration game. It begins with you being dropped off on the side of the road by a blue haired lady in a car. She tells you to go up to the hotel to check in, and that you can find a hotel voucher on the way. On the way up there you can find a bicycle helmet that you can give to a guy on a bench, and this is a hint that you have to fulfill requests for people to progress the game. After that you enter a ‘cave’ of sorts, with a giant aquarium on the wall, and a small puzzle including a battery and having to switch it out to find a key and then open a box to find your hotel voucher. I’m not going to mention every puzzle but this is the beginning. After this you can enter the hotel, redeem the voucher (after you fix the wi-fi, of course) and then you can help the hotel guests with different things to earn items to complete the game. The game contains many interesting and absolutely weird characters, including the two in the picture below who are playing some weird version of chess.
As you progress through the game and figure out things about a man named Norwood who mysteriously vanished, you also collect pieces of a costume that is identical to what he looks like. The game is a mixture of logic and general puzzle solving so you can really get to work your brain. In addition to puzzle solving there are hidden passages to find, who each give you an achievement. I got distracted and forgot one so I’m missing just one achievement in total for the game. The game isn’t very long, I spent about two hours completing it, and that was with stopping every now and then to write down everything I did. My memory is awful with puzzle games so I need to write things down to remember what I have to do, where and who it is for.
When I reached the ending, I was very confused, and didn’t understand much so it left me like “what the heck just happened?”. It was a fun game though, so if you like weird stuff, weird graphics but beautiful scenery, I’d recommend this. It’s probably not for you if puzzle or adventure games is not your thing at all because you have to use your brain quite a lot.
Have you played this game before? Or do you like puzzle games in general?