Weekday Escape N°17
Here's a few things I've learned this week:
1) If you're trying to survive in a zombie-infested American southeast, the walking dead should not be your biggest concern.
2) The simplest of things can be extremely addictive and two elles make a Steve (but I still don't know what two Steves make).
3) Blondes might have fun but no one has fun like David Hasselhoff!
4) The way to escape from these three escape games...
Fruit Kitchens No.1: Strawberry Red - After all that candy, perhaps FunkyLand made a trip to the dentist and, after a painful meeting with a drill, decided fruits were the best way to go. Since finding five candies was good, you'd think finding seven strawberries would be even better yet it's a bit too on the quick and easy side to live up to expectations. All the great promise is there, though: sumptuous graphics, a user friendly interface and lots of polish. This fresh, whimsical series remains a delight right up until its brevity disappoints. What comes next? Nine vegetables? Eleven grains?
Escape from the Similar Rooms 10 - Plain and unassuming, Hottategoya's characteristic minimalism controls the dice in a game where observational power is your key to escape. While these three rooms are very similar, they're not quite the same. Look for those differences and you'll find the answers you seek. While the puzzles are good, the entire experience is much too brief, making you wish it was part of a larger, more involved undertaking.
A Little Slow - Just click anywhere on the start screen of this pretty in pink escape from Kamokichi, click again past the all Japanese introduction, and begin play. While it's quite light on challenge, with the most trouble perhaps in pixel hunting your way to some unseen angles, it was too cute to pass up (plus pink-grey-pink seemed a way to go). Because of a clean design and nicely-presented puzzles, it's good to save this charming little scene as a nice palate cleanser, if nightmares about zombies or multi-sword thrones threaten to spoil your mood.
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