Escape Simulator puts players in a variety of themed environments with one simple goal: escape. With riddles to solve, secrets to uncover and dozens of objects to inspect, did Escape Simulator offer the perfect virtual escape room challenge or was I left stuck and looking for more? Find out in my Rapid Review.
Moving into the country, away from the hustle and bustle of life in the big city, is a formula seen in many games. In the postal worker simulation game Lake, the small town of Providence Oaks needs a temporary postwoman and you’re just the right person for the job! Find out whether Providence Oaks is a dream destination or life in the slow lane in this Rapid Review.
I didn’t immediately play the initial Life is Strange upon its release. In fact, I think my first time playing it was when I first bought Xbox Game Pass. Having thoroughly enjoyed the Telltale Walking Dead series, I was curious to explore this narrative, choice-driven title. I fell in love with the story, focusing on the real side of humans while also adding the supernatural element of controlling time. The choice-making, while hectic, makes you feel in control and immersed. I couldn’t not love Chloe and Max either. Having played through Before The Storm, Captain Spirit and Life is Strange 2, loving them all as much as the last, my body was more than ready for another addition to the series.
When A Monster’s Expedition, the latest release from the highly acclaimed developer Draknek, was pitched as an “open-world puzzle adventure”, I was hesitant; replacing the linear, building up of difficulty found in most puzzle games with a self-guided approach to level progression sounded like trouble just waiting to happen. But as I uncovered the outdoor museum exhibits of “Englandland”, A Monster’s Expedition instantly charmed me in ways few games do. Find out why this Puzzling Exhibition is worth going on in this Rapid Review.
Annapurna Interactive has quickly become one of my favourite publishers with the wide variety of inventive titles on offer. So when Annapurna’s latest title promised a mystery narrative title set in present-day London, I was eager to uncover the secrets of Last Stop.