Although long, complex, tricky room escapes are lots of fun, there is something to be said for short and sweet as well. It may be that the player is looking to play something simple and straightforward, it may be that the player is new to the genre and needs an introduction, or it could be that it's late at night in the middle of the week and the unfortunate room escaper just wants something light and easy before they head to bed for the night. In that case, isn't it great that Robamimi has come out with a charming little mini room escape just in time for a mid-week break? Enter One Scene and welcome to Weekday Escape!
As it says on the tin, One Scene is a room escape that features...well, just one scene, a single point-of-view of a room, which makes navigation in this amusing little escape pretty easy. There's no wandering around, just investigating everything from one perspective. Despite the constraints, Robamimi has managed to pack in some delightfully designed puzzles and their usual elegant solutions along with their top-notch control designs that include the usual hint feature, changing cursor, easy to manage inventory, and save feature. Accompanying you on your brief journey is a haunting and beautiful little tune that can be muted at your discretion. The game comes in two languages, English and Japanese, so be sure to change the options at the beginning unless you are bilingual.
Robamimi is one of our favorite room escape designers and One Scene is a perfect example of why. They can certainly bring the long and complex (Ancient Scripts, Hermit Rabi), but can also scale down to the small without losing the elegance that makes their room escapes so popular. One Scene is a midnight snack, meaty but not too heavy, a wonderful bite rather than a main course. Tonight, the munchies are on us!