Bird's Eye View Escape
Wow, do we have a doozy for you this week. Bird's Eye View Escape is a unique, well-made room escape game that offers a new perspective (literally) on the genre; it also happens to be really tough. Well, tough to me, anyways; y'all will probably rip it apart in an hour.
For reasons that are never fully explained, you find yourself hovering above what looks to be a small house, complete with bedroom, bathroom and kitchen. Clicking on a certain room or area allows you to zoom in and get a closer look; the house is quite detailed, and you'll find much to interact with. Along the way, you'll pick up assorted household-y items, find mysterious cards and symbols and look at diagrams—and, if you're anything like me, will be baffled. For me, the difficulty is that there is simply too much to look at, too many clues to put together; after a while it all starts to pile up and become overwhelming. Still, when progress is made, it's deeply satisfying.
Bird's-Eye View Escape has a lot going for it; the game is polished, good-looking, intriguing and creative. The aerial view is unlike anything I've seen before, and it's quite interesting to be able to take in the entire scene at a glance. Also, a piece of advice: click on everything. If you're willing to take on a challenge and have the stamina to crack open some seriously enigmatic puzzles, we heartily recommend this game.
Cheers to Sanna and Karmen for suggesting this one!