The Happy Escape 7 Remake
Everything old is new again, or so they say, but can a thing really be considered old if it's barely been around more than a year? That's the case with Tesshi-e's The Happy Escape 7 Remake, which, as you may have deduced, is a remake of the 2014 escape game The Happy Escape 7. While the premise is exactly the same, centering around visiting a friend who wants you to hunt for the ten Happy Coins hidden throughout the room and solve the puzzles along the way, if you played the original, you'll notice things look a little... different. As usual, there's no changing cursor to help nudge you along, so just click around and explore every nook and cranny to find the interactive areas, using the transparent bars at the edges of your screen to move around. Chances are die hard Tesshi-e fans will be struck by a lot of deja-vu, since most of the elements from the original game are still here, just shuffled a bit. You'll recognise a lot of the puzzles, and even how they're solved, so the slicked-up visuals might not be enough to make you want to revisit it so soon. Still, if you haven't played The Happy Escape 7, the remake is another great example of Tesshi-e's craft, and worth locking yourself up with for a while.