The Artful Escape

Beethoven & Dinosaur, Annapurna Interactive

Strong Man
OpenCritic Rating
80
Top Critic Average
78%
Critics Recommend
Based on 53 critic reviews
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The Artful Escape

Rating Summary

Based on 53 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

78%

Critics Recommend

Based on 53 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:Xbox OneSep 9, 2021
Xbox Series X/SSep 9, 2021
PCSep 9, 2021

Developer: Beethoven & Dinosaur

Publisher: Annapurna Interactive

Genres: Action, Adventure

On the eve of his first performance, Francis Vendetti struggles with the legacy of a dead folk legend and the cosmic wanderings of his own imagination. In an attempt to escape the musical legacy of his uncle, a teenage guitar prodigy embarks on a psychedelic journey to inspire his new stage persona, searching for who he isn’t in an adventure spanning stolen opera houses, melodic alien landscapes, and the impossible depths of the Cosmic Extraordinary. Starring voice performances by Michael Johnston, Caroline Kinley, Lena Headey, Jason Schwartzman, Mark Strong, and Carl Weathers. KEY FEATURES: * A story about great expectations, towering legacies, aliens, folk music, guitar solos, making stuff up, and living your dreams like memories. * Musical jams. They’re visceral. They traverse dimensions. * Craft your own stage persona from the sci-fi beginnings of your backstory to the trim on your moonboots. * Converse, consult and chill with all manner of beings: disenchanted publicans, nostalgic villagers, lumbering alien wildlife, and reality-defying behemoths. * Shred, soar and dance across the multiverse. Traverse landscapes made of sound -- composed by your movement -- as if the world itself were an instrument.

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There hasn't been a guitar-based adventure as excellent as The Artful Escape since Bill met Ted.

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An eye-popping musical adventure that will leave you with a serious case of galaxy brain.

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The Artful Escape is a short but oh-so-sweet platformer that will have you bopping to its impossibly catch beats and transfixed by its beauty

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It won't challenge your platforming skills, and the action boils down to galactic Simon Says, but The Artful Escape is a gorgeous experience that makes you feel utterly cool

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