Escape Academy is a great addition to your Xbox Game Pass library, providing a relaxing way to get out of your room for hours without actually leaving your home. This is our first impression.
I was interested in Escape Academy from the moment I saw it at the preview event in May, so I jumped at the chance to play a little earlier. Since the developers of Coin Crew have actually built real-world escape rooms, they wanted to know if the game could reflect the fun of those real-world experiences. Below are some first impressions from playing the first few hours of the game, but you don’t have to wait until you decide. Escape Academy will be released tomorrow on July 14th for the Xbox Series X. | S, Xbox One, Xbox Game Pass, PS5, PS4, Microsoft Store, Epic Games Store, and Steam.
Escape Academy Launch Trailer
At this point, it’s no secret that games without death and destruction are generally outside the scope of my authority. This may be true, but working with colleagues at True Achievements has allowed us to look at the great qualities of puzzle games, especially escape games, thanks to the fun days of various team buildings. .. Escape Academy is not without its threat. For the first few hours, I had to escape from a room filled with water.
If you wanted to play this with your kids, don’t be afraid. There is no violence and you can comfortably roam the water until the timer expires and you need to restart the puzzle or add some time. (If the score is low), reset the “threat”. As mentioned at the beginning, Escape Acadamy is relaxed from the beginning and the pressure increases when the allotted time starts to reach zero, but downgrading has no negative effect. Please try again and again. Surrounded by colorfully drawn art styles, it gives the game a stress-free atmosphere. The accompanying soundtrack is just as laid back.
In previous games, the protagonist finds himself quite dissatisfied with his current profession and seeks a moment of comfort in the escape room of a shopping mall, which spirals them into the world of escape artists. From the first moment you gain control over your character’s first-person view, you’re already in the mall’s escape room. The opening puzzle is fairly simple and reminiscent of a real-world escape room. Find the missing items and find hidden letters and numbers to solve puzzles and more. And if you get stuck, there are always tips to use. From off, it feels like an escape room instead of a kind of puzzle game. In fact, before you can control your character, you need to sign an exemption (common in a real escape room) that provides control inputs in a fun and friendly way. This is a small gesture, but it turns out to be especially interesting, especially for mundane things like game controls.
Each part of the story so far has been layered in the escape game, a comfortable blend of storytelling and main gameplay aspects … well, so far. I’ve worked overtime several times (although it’s not as useful as when the staff is out), but it wasn’t too difficult to get the room in order. Also. Each room is the same each time you run it, so if you know what you’re doing and where to look for everything, you can start over in just a few moments. At the time of writing this, the achievement wasn’t live, so I don’t know how many achievements I have to complete right away, but I unlocked one to complete the room within 3 minutes (yes, I). Is my boss). To already know the code to that door. With a guide, I think Escape Academy will be another quick complete Xbox Game Pass, but from what I’ve played so far, it’s worth the natural play.
Currently, my only complaint is with controls that appear to have a slight drift when looking around the room. Therefore, it was necessary to reduce the look sensitivity. However, it’s not a big deal and you can quickly adjust it in the game’s settings menu. Within the menu are various audio controls, subtitle and colorblind mode controls, appearance and cursor sensitivity sliders, inverted appearance options, aiming assist modes, and all the basic accessibility you’d expect from a modern game. There are options. .. Accessibility options are not provided when the game is first launched. I don’t need it personally, but I have a habit of noticing that it’s becoming a common feature in video games.
From my short time in the game so far, Escape Academy has proven to be a fun experience with a variety of mysterious room sets to explore. If you have an Xbox Game Pass subscription, or if you want to have a real-world adventure without leaving your room, it’s definitely worth a try.