You say you've had a tough week so far, and it's not over yet? Want to play something relaxing and zen for the mid-week? Lucky for you that Robamimi has got you covered with their delightful new room escape, Fake, a fantastic new game with an amusing fake-out ending that is perfect for this week's Weekday Escape.
As you watch the narration of the opening scenario you might think Robamimi been playing too many Tesshi-e escapes. After all, the set-up of your soon-to-be boss calling you to a hotel room and then finding yourself locked in as a test seems to come right out of the Tesshi-e playbook (although, seriously, who in their right mind goes to a hotel room for a job interview?). Once you are locked into the mysterious hotel room you can enjoy a jaunty little tune and Robamimi's standard lush backgrounds, even in an impersonal space such as this. The puzzles you need to solve to find your way out are amusing but not Robamimi's toughest, most of the delight is the unfolding story and the fake-out ending (thus the title). Robamimi games have everything a room escaper could ever want, a changing cursor, an easy-to-use inventory, a save function, and their usual built-in hint feature which make Fake a smooth escaping experience.
Although the puzzles are not quite as difficult or as elegant as, say, Hermit Rabi, there's still a lot of fun to be had with this amusing little number. Best of all is the ending, which is much funnier than expected and makes all of the effort worthwhile. For those who've had a tough week and even for those who haven't, here's a perfect way to celebrate the day, and what could be better than that?
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