Despite the fact that they are a good luck symbol, Dharma dolls (or daruma dolls, for those sticklers in the audience) are a bit creepy, what with the empty, blind eye or eyes staring out at you and following you around the room. Who or what could make them creepier? Glad you asked, and if you answered Detarou, then you have won the prize of their latest escape game, Mrs. Daruma's Room. Just, you know, don't be creeped out by the living Dharma doll who not only watches but physically seems to follow your every move. I'm pretty sure he's harmless...
If the Dharma doll doesn't get to you, well, there are stranger things to be found in this amazing house. Darker things. Twisted things. Things that will haunt your dreams...well, what do you expect if you're playing a Detarou game, anyway? Mrs. Daruma's Room features some pretty challenging and intriguing puzzles to go with the usual disturbing folks who populate the space. Solving your way out of this madhouse will take a little luck, a lot of brain power, and a dash of hairdressing skills. What, you didn't think hair grooming was a prerequisite for escape games? Well, now you know. Navigation feels a little clunky, even with the usual bars and arrows, and some of the solutions, well, let's just say your successful exit depends on your willingness to go spelunking into some guys shorts pocket and leave it at that, shall we?
This is Detarou, so along with the creepy inhabitants be ready for more than one ending to this little romp, and brace yourself for at least one fairly disgusting sight. But if you can stomach the visuals, Mrs. Daruma's Room is stocked with some pretty entertaining brain teasers to go with the eccentric residents. And hey, compared with some of the other things you'll see, maybe that living daruma doll isn't so bad, after all.
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