Escape The Tomb

By | February 7, 2024

Online, Sep 2023

Rated 3 out of 5
Toby says:

The website currently offers three online point-and-click escape rooms, of which Escape The Tomb is labelled as the middle difficulty, and in which you need to solve puzzles to get out of a pyramid.
The art is simple, clean computer graphics, the story is tissue-thin. The puzzles make heavy use of familiar ciphers regardless of whether they match the setting, and enthusiasts will likely breeze through the content in considerably less than the guideline time.
It’s a surprisingly sophisticated platform though, allowing online multiplayer with either one player as designated lead or everyone able to interact at the same time. Even in the ‘lead player’ mode, all players can use the shared inventory.
Despite the visual simplicity, this is a more polished experience than some of the online games I paid for during the pandemic, and it’s entirely free (though there’s an option to donate at the end). The game’s biggest weakness is that the puzzles, although all logical and clear, involve a bit too much process and not enough satisfying eureka moments. Still, I’m not going to complain about a free game; and I may come back and play through the other two at some point. 3 / 5