Do you enjoy escape-the-room games but feel as if you haven't been challenged lately? Are you feeling too familiar with the usual genre antics? Then it's time for something a bit different, a little difficult, and exceedingly engaging in SuzumeDr's escaping puzzler, Locked Around the Clock.
You begin with the typical escape game premise: you are locked in a room and need to get out. To do so, search about the room for any clues, puzzles, objects and contraptions that might contain the key to your freedom. When you do find something inspection-worthy, be sure to examine it from every angle, if possible, as there are many areas of interest in this game. Inventory use and navigation is, for the most part, intuitive yet some will bemoan the lack of a changing cursor as a few areas will feel too "clicky" or pixel-hunt prone.
The visuals, adherence to theme and riddling clues seem absolutely characteristic of SuzumeDr's style. As in Triangle and To Nothing, once you get the hang of how things work around this place, keeping in mind that all the puzzles are clock themed, you'll be able to click into the logic and appreciate the creative cunning behind each brain teaser even if they seem to initially make no sense and give you a rough time starting out. There is a payoff to sticking it out, though. If you do feel stumped, utilize the save function and take a break to recharge. Once you get a contraption to function, SuzumeDr's peppy presentation makes the effort feel all the more rewarding. So go ahead and get yourself Locked Around the Clock—it's a fun escape well worth your time.