Aries Escape: Episode No.12
So you've arrived at your destination, your hut set out over the island shallows, set to indulge in a magical holiday. You're already here in a Pacific wonderland, there's no where else you need to go. Except swimming that is. And therein lies the problem—your sexy new bikini is locked in your suitcase, but where is the key? In Libertechno's Aries Escape: Episode No.12, it's not enough to just escape-the-room, you need the proper attire to do it, accessories included! So follow the navigational arrows to search your surroundings, high and low, inside and out, solving puzzles to unlock safes and cabinets, until you can don your swimwear and fully enjoy this awesome Bora Bora vacation.
If you don't read Japanese, you need to know that sometimes a puzzle won't operate in a "I have no clue how to solve this" fashion. Be sure to closely examine everything you see! The clean design and changing cursor make finding active areas a breeze. The setting is reminiscent of Cottage by 58Works yet Libertechno's style is not as well polished and the puzzles are more challenging. At times dependent on lateral thinking and inference, solutions often must be arrived at, not just reveled. By extension, it tends toward being overly obtuse—they have an interior logic, but straight-forward methods of presenting clues are eschewed for presentations that can be misleading. Also, a certain item use would make more sense if you had one nearby and read the ingredients. These kinds of puzzles are not for everyone, but if you think fun means twisting your brain in knots instead of dangling your feet in azure blue waters, then Aries Escape: Episode No.12 is your number to paradise.