Nyan and Wan are back and—so typical!—Nyan's stuck out on the balcony and needs Wan's help. There's more than one way to rescue a cat, of course—all of them very entertaining and extremely cute—in Cogito Ergo Sum's escaping sequel, Balcony Escape 3.
It seems poor Nyan is always finding herself locked out while Wan can only laugh and say, "You are at it again." That is after Nyan finds the pass code for her smart phone so she can call him which means a few things need to happen. Step one: as Nyan, poke around the balcony uncovering hints and useful objects. Step two: as Wan, search around the kitchen and living room to do the same. All with one goal: let Nyan back inside the house. Although there's no changing cursor, there are other features that make interactive areas and grab-ready objects more apparent including, but not limited to, a cleanly drawn design and clearly marked clues. Just like in other Wan and Nyan adventures, each has a characteristic ability that helps to solve problems and radiates their personality. Three endings—easy, normal and happy—increase both the game play and the charming story.
Here is a feel good game, sweeter than anything Pixar, where every corner of the world is smiles and happy pastel colors. Yes, the puzzles are much too easy. Even amongst the typical Cogito Ergo Sum fare, this one offers the least challenge to avid escapers, yet it still bubbles over with appeal and charm. Who can stop from chuckling at Wan and Nyan's antics? A cheerful, encouraging chime each time you find the right answer is almost as irresistible. Playing Balcony Escape 3 is like a daily affirmation for life: the simplest things can be the most enjoyable!