Who Am I? Remake
Hooray! Japanese escape game designer Robamimi has made the excellent decision to remake one of its early, nice-but-flawed games into a much higher quality piece of work. Even if you've played the original, Who Am I? Remake has been given a thorough enough makeover to justify another look.
Though the original Who Am I? was good-looking and contained some clever puzzles, it suffered from a lack of polish and occasionally crossed over into illogical territory. Robamimi has ameliorated these problems by reformulating (and, in numerous cases, entirely changing) the game's puzzles, cleaning up the interface and adding a save feature as well as a twinkly soundtrack. While all of the game's puzzles are well-designed, I found one in particular to be quite sly; if at some point during the game you feel as if you cannot proceed without knowledge of another language, take a step back and reconsider the information. By thinking "out of the box," as it were, you might find your answer. Oh, also, if at any point the game's super-sweet soundtrack becomes irritating, you can turn it off by clicking the square button above the inventory.
While Remake: Who Am I? still doesn't quite approach the brilliance of the very best escape games, it's nonetheless smart and skillfully executed, an enormous step up from its antecedent. If you're a fan of the genre, you'll surely be grateful for Robamimi's overachieving ways. Enjoy!