Escape from the Dining Room
So it's happened to all of us at one time or another, the munchies have hit and it's time to trot down to the local diner and see what's on tap to slake your hunger. Pity the owner would rather lock you in than serve you. Yes, that intro can only mean one thing, Tesshi-e is here with yet another instance of being locked into a food service establishment in the fanciful Escape from the Dining Room.
Contrary to the title, this game should more properly be called "Escape from the Diner", because it's a diner you find yourself, once again, locked into and those hunger pangs will continue until you can find your way out using only your wits and the large amount of clues scattered about the place. Navigation bars, an easy to use inventory, a soothing little jazz tune, two different endings, and the handy save feature means that Escape from the Dining Room includes everything we expect from Tesshi-e escapes and more. Gorgeous graphics, logical puzzles, what more can a person ask for?
Tesshi-e has included the ability to float the cursor over a colored object to determine its exact hue, making the game quite accessible for those who have problems seeing colors. The English translation (thanks to idahhh) is spot on, the puzzles are tough but not too much, all Tesshi-e needs to do is add a changing cursor and quite frankly they will probably end up at the top of the heap of Japanese room escape designers. Escape from the Dining Room is Tesshi-e at their best, so pull up a chair, unfold a napkin, and dig in!