Sometimes Haretoki is cloudy. Sometimes Haretoki is sunny. But always Haretoki is full of cleverly amusing puzzles that make playing an escape-the-room game from this author a true delight. Welcome, then, to Sometimes Sunny Reverse, a new creation from Haretoki that will shine a ray of sunshine on your puzzle-loving self even as it may cloud your brain with some tricky situations.
Here you are, locked up without a story or a cause, in a room brimming with boxes and devices. Start poking around and examining everything you can see, drawing conclusions from the clues offered to you until you can decipher the first code and gain the key to the next puzzle. You'll experience the standard escape game user interface features such as an intuitive inventory and navigation by arrow, and everything is so well laid out you will rarely grumble over the lack of changing cursor and textual hints. As you progress, though, you reap the reward of more content: additional puzzles and goodies to play with are presented like wrappings falling off a Christmas gift.
Some might call this one of the best escape games this year in terms of brain busting scenarios and enjoyable gameplay, but that's up to you to decide for yourself. And while Sometimes Sunny Reverse isn't the prettiest room we've spent time in nor is it the most affable, if you can stick it out through some head-desk-thump moments, the logic will lead you through on your own efforts. It's sure to reverse those escaping tummy growls into a plump full feeling of satisfaction.
Thank you to Aroz and Cyberjar88 for suggesting this game!