Fans of classic dystopian sci-fi films and avid escapers both know there is never enough of a good thing to go around: all movies fade to black, all escape games have an exit. If they're built right, with inventiveness and sentiment, you're always left wanting another. Metropolis Amnesia, a new escape game from Timefall, is not much more than a trailer: a teasing portion of puzzles and a few cleanly-designed rooms to investigate. Yet the convivial winks at cinematic cult favs give Metropolis Amnesia its heart, making it worth breaking for. The design is well-planned and easy to navigate, quickly completed near the 15-minute mark. In that span of time, as you explore this modern-decor flat, you need only be observant, jot a couple notes, employ a bit of deductive reasoning and make sense of a jumbled picture—not so easy as to insult your intelligence, just affable enough to enjoy while reminding you of that old favorite best watched with lights down and a bucket full of popcorn.
"Between the mind that plans and the hands that build there must be a Mediator, and this must be the heart." - Metropolis(1927)