In Room Bath, a deeply satisfying escape game presented by Place of Light, you must find your way out of what is undoubtedly the oddest bathroom you've ever come across; codes and secret panels grace the toilet, gems are scattered across the floor and weird golden masks watch over the sink and bathtub. Perhaps it's the work of some eccentric, puzzle-obsessed billionaire....who has, um, slipped, hit his or her head and forgotten how to escape? Yep, that must be it.
Luckily, Mr. or Ms. Billionaire, you have been wise enough to fill your room with intriguing, moderately difficult but inherently logical puzzles that will lead you slowly but surely to your escape. Although Room Bath is in Japanese, an understanding of the language is in no way necessary to solving the game (which I love; in my opinion, the very best games are those that are solvable by anyone, anywhere). Room Bath is also quite good-looking, with cleanly rendered graphics that lend color and depth to your puzzling quest.
For me, one of the core attractions of room escape games is that wonderful, gratifying rush that comes from a puzzle clicking into place, the feeling that accompanies a sudden flash of insight into the workings of a code or device. Room Bath, with its refreshingly rational challenges, is a veritable font of such enjoyment.