It's been a few months since escape rooms were open, so if you're longing for an experience like that, look no further than the We Were Here series. More specifically, We Were Here Together. The third instalment in the franchise has just launched on Xbox One and is the perfect challenge to tackle in co-op with a buddy online, so you don't have to worry about breaking self-isolation!
While there's plenty of other co-op puzzlers on the market, We Were Here Together excels in being a mysterious thriller with a surprisingly deep and gripping story. Puzzles require outside-of-the-box thinking to solve, along with top quality commmunication between you and your partner.
If you want to reach the end of We Were Here Together, get your adjectives out folks because descriptive voice chat will go a long way. Allow yourself to get fully immersed in the role, as the characters have no defining traits; you become the character, as if you were solving the mysteries of Castle Rock yourself. No matter what type of player you are, We Were Here Together is for you. The whole experience aims to create lasting memories and develop the bond between you and your co-op partner, especially since doing so in person right now isn't possible.
In a series of four developer diaries, Total Mayhem Games goes into detail on how teamwork makes the dream work, the world of Castle Rock that We Were Here Together takes place in, how the puzzles were developed and what it takes to solve them, plus a video on the team themselves and how the We Were Here series is a labour of love.
Whether you've got a housemate who you'd usually take on escape rooms with, you want something to play with a friend from back home, or you and your partner haven't seen each other in a while and you're keen to bond and treat We Were Here Together as a virtual date activity, you'll find immense satisfaction in completing the puzzles. Patience is all you need; don't feel bad if you're stumped at any point!
This has all culminated from the first We Were Here title back in 2017, which was downloaded over two million times on Steam. We Were Here Too followed the year after, sparking a dedicated fanbase that can be found on places like the official subreddit and Discord server.
Buy the game for 10% off on Xbox One until June 9, or you can also pick it up via the Steam store. You can also read more about the game on the official website, which includes further information on the first two games in the series. Word has it that this may not be the last entry from Total Mayhem Games... keep your eyes peeled.