Escape from Pesimari
Admit it. You've always admired Mr. Birdy wall art and hippo decanters from afar, but all this time held secret doubts on whether you could pull off "the look" in your own home. Hmm. Well, maybe just a happy coin mug? Do your shopping where Tesshi-e shops: Pesimari, a whims-quirky sundry shop, where an assortment of miscellany can be purchased. Actually getting out the door with your purchase is another matter altogether—to Escape from Pesimari, a plenitude of clever devices and tricks need to be dealt with before you can finish up your shopping and grab a bite to eat.
This is Tesshi-e's 92nd escape-the-room game and we're all the richer for it. If you've played the other 91, then you already know how this goes. Point-and-click navigation and interaction, a handy inventory sidebar, and superbly responsive interface makes for pleasant gameplay. Although the cursor is unchanging, it's not difficult to find interactive areas and, mostly, the challenge is a good mix of challenging and logically obvious. If you find yourself stumped, it's either because you walked away from an item before realizing the information it contains or you're trying to decipher letters in boxes (hint: you might have just bit into a red herring). The well-crafted puzzles alone make this a worthwhile venture, but it's also enjoyable to explore this setting, with its pleasing aesthetics, and even more fun when you discover a clue or device because they're so creatively rendered. Because of that ineffable charisma that makes a Mild Escape what it is, you'll leave with a smile and maybe even an extra happy coin for your wallet.
Thanks to Cyberjar88 and Celli for sending this one in!