Weekday Escape N°48
What's the deal with Wednesdays? I mean, they come in, the middle of the week, and there they sit. Hump day, Wednesday. You heard about that before? You know the jokes. I think Wednesday is a little too proud, though: "Hey, look at me. I'm two whole days closer to Friday than Monday. Yippee!" Meanwhile, Friday's just sitting back at the end of the week, feeling pretty dang good about itself as well. And you know what? I bet every day wishes it was Friday. Well, it's not a lie if you believe it. What I like, though? I like any day I can eat soup and play some free online escape games. And so I'm telling you, that's what I like about today. Here we go with another one of FunkyLand's Alice series, and it's truly wonderlandastic if I do say so myself. Next, you got your standard Yomino Kagura fare just to keep things moving and, finally, a little tea with newcomer, Ponpoko to wind things down. Speaking of soup, did I ever tell you about the time...
Alice House No.7: The Queen's Croquet Ground - There are only so many ways I can tell you how much I love FunkyLand—it's one of those slow growing loves that just keeps building into a comfortable contentment. Like your nerdy pal: you can be having a bad day and he walks into the room with some goofy look on his face and, right there, cheerfulness. To find the key, first find five pink flamingos. This particular episode of the Alice in Wonderland themed rooms makes it on the Weekday Escape roster because it doesn't offer much substance or much originality in puzzle design to go along with all those stunning visuals. Not that there's anything wrong with that. Besides, it's one of the most detailed and colorful FunkyLand rooms so far, and it won't fail to entertain for the brief while you're locked inside of it.
Escape from the Room of the Colorful Door - Yomino Kagura's entries can always be relied on for its logical puzzles and neat interface, although they often give only a smidgeon of the potential for a truly epic escape game. The changing cursor helps clue you into active areas and, even without an English narration, it's not difficult to infer what it might be saying according to what you're doing at the time. It's disappointing that some clues are spelled out so blatantly, though, taking away from the cranial pleasure of correctly reading into the clues. It's all how you look at it though: if you have time only for a quick, no fluff escape, Room of the Colorful Door has you covered.
Tea Time Escape - Debuting into Weekday Escape, this little number from Ponpoko is as cute as can be. Short and sweet I should add. If you find a big grin on your face when playing such games as Rain, Kagome or Graffiti 2, then your cheeks are about to dimple with Tea Time Escape. There is just the right amount of challenge and visual appeal to engage but it's light enough to relax with. That's just what you'd expect out of an afternoon tea: won't fill you up but will warm you up and leave you feeling cozy.
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