Detarou's latest escape game has arrived, and Office is every bit as weird, surreal, and intriguing as we've come to expect. Your goal; find a way out of the bizarre place you find yourself trapped in by scouring your environment for puzzles and clues. Why? Well, hey, if you're comfortable with being locked in a room with a giant, wall-mounted head, a violent little girl, a mushroom max in a box and a old man plant, that's your kettle of fish and we won't judge you for it. Those of you who want to find a way out, however, will want to click your way around the environment, watching for a changing cursor to hint at interactions and using the arrows at the side of the screen to change perspective. You can even save your game this time, and since there are
four three endings to discover (some better than others) you just might want to take advantage of that.
Detarou's unique style and sense of whimsical weirdness is by now pretty recogniseable if you're a fan of the genre. What makes these games great for most (and just downright strange to others) is how the game manages to marry unexpected humour in ordinary environments and wrap them up in a clean, appealing presentation to boot. The downside is that if you like your escape game puzzles straight-forward and no-nonsense, the level of oddness on display might prove to be too much of a confusing distraction, especially since some of the things you can click on aren't there to do anything else but entertain. Office, fortunately, usually doesn't let silly style take the place of substance in most puzzles, and even if the item use can be a little abstract now and again you can usually find clues and success if you're willing to experiment. Of course, we all know you're wondering if the JiG offices are as strange as Detarou's, and really, we'd love to tell you all about how normal and well-adjusted we all are, but the Kool-Aid man just escaped his enclosure again and we have to go put on our Power Rangers suits so we can combine to summon Agatha Christie before he rampages all over Townsville again.