Mirror, Mirror, on the wall, who's the fairest of them all? When you look into a mirror do you see just the surface, or do you see deep inside? The answer depends both upon what type of person you are as well as what type of mirror that you are peering into. In Mirror Escape, the fantastic new room escape from Kotorinosu, the mirror (or, rather, mirrors, as this room is full of them) is one that looks straight into...your ability to solve your way out of this tricky room. What, you were expecting something more profound? This is Weekday Escape, not Weekday Soul Search.
Mirror Escape is a classic one (well, one and a half) room escape. You wander around using the standard bars/arrows at the edges of the screen and simply click on objects in the space for a close up. Solving your way out will depend on guile, cunning, the ability to find objects, the ability to combine objects, the ability to observe very carefully, but most especially your ability to solve puzzles. And what a fantastic bunch of puzzles await the intrepid gamer!
Kotorinosu, designer of past favorites Shadow and Dangerous Gen-Kan Escape 2 has created yet another moody, terrific puzzle room. The challenges depend on color perception, spatial perception, and your ability to think ahead. This is definitely not a five minutes and out type of room, which makes the save feature very handy if you want to walk away for a while and approach the game with a fresh perspective. The graphics are lovely with a muted color palette, leaving the logic of the room to take center stage. Trust me, you'll need a lot of logic to get out of this one.
The designer is treading into Mya's Neutral territory with Mirror Escape in regard to variety and difficulty of puzzles. The game is fun, challenging, logical, and a joy for experienced room escapers looking for something fresh and new. Just remember, when gazing into mirrors it is sometimes wise not to look too closely lest you get lost inside with no hope of escape. Although, in this case, perhaps you'd better really look deep...
The mirror crack'd from side to side;
"The curse is come upon me," cried
The Lady of Shalott.