Saturday, August 13, 2011

Daily Flash: Escaping the Prison

Ahh, stick figures. Popular about five years ago, who knew they were still around? Escaping the Prison is a choose your own adventure style game, filled with the many dead endings you'd expect from similar games. Less of a game than it is an interactive movie, if there's one thing I know for sure, we love to watch people get hurt.

Smooth animations, great expressions, and plenty of color. While the characters may be thin, the quality here is rock solid. There's plenty of personality in the animation and the drawing, and trying out each of your options is plenty of fun.

 I'm not really sure we can classify this as gameplay. You watch a sequence, then you select your escape tool. There are a few God of War style quick time events, but that's about it. At least it's obvious when you need to make a decision, and they don't expect you to try a thousand times just to figure out what you're supposed to do.

This is a hard game to recommend. While it was interesting, it's not really engaging. Truly an evolution of the choose your own adventure books of old, Escaping the Prison makes it fun to fail. The retry option is nice, and makes it easy to see everything there is. Play it once through, and try all the options you want, and be ready to watch some poor stick figure fail countless times.

Play Escaping the Prison Here!

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