Escape games are great because they challenge your intelligence and invite you to use your creativity to its fullest. While these games can become a bit frustrating if you get stuck somewhere, a well-designed game would always offer enough clues that you can reach the solution sooner or later. The thing to balance for escape game creators is the difficulty of each escape mission as if one mission becomes too difficult and the player loses interest, it then becomes a problem to recapture that audience. Escape the Ghost Town is a well-designed escape game with multiple levels and a balanced difficulty level which makes escaping both challenging and engaging.
Escape the Ghost Town's theme is basically horror and this helps add an additional layer of intrigue to each escape mission. The sets used for each mission portray a picture of horror, intrigue, and mystery and this adds another layer of storyline to the game which helps in making it more engaging and entertaining. Each level has its own different surrounding but every surrounding is haunting in one way or another.
The escape game offers a total of 15 playing levels. Once you have downloaded and installed the app, you would be shown the option of either starting with the first level or going to the settings to change the sound and music settings.
All the levels are locked except the first one when you start the game. The first level has a slightly high difficulty level and it may take you some time to understand the gist of the game and how you need to play in order to get through the level. The lack of tutorial in the game is slightly frustrating as this basically means that you have to learn everything while playing the first level. With a tutorial, it would become easy to understand the key to finding your way out of the escape rooms and what kind of clues are normally available that help in finding the escape route.
The gameplay of Escape the Ghost Town is great. The missions are difficult but the clues are well placed and once you understand how the clues work and how they are interlinked, you would find it slightly easier to put them together in order to find the key that unlocks the exit from the room. Each room's design and clues are different which ensures that there is no one trick to passing all the fifteen levels. Some of the clues are of a basic nature but every level involves at least one mind puzzle that either requires you to solve a math equation or recognize a pattern or at least recreate a jumbled picture. This means that your mind is always challenged in each mission and you are never left to rest on your laurels in the game.
To make life easy, the escape game does offer walkthroughs in the form of videos on YouTube for each of the levels. You can either access all of the walkthroughs for the levels through the settings section or you can see the walkthrough video for the particular level through the steps icon appearing at the top right of the screen when you are actually playing a certain level.
- 15 well-designed escape levels to keep your interest
- Good horror background and nicely developed layouts for each mission
- Tense and suspenseful background score to always keep you on your toes
- Walkthroughs made available on YouTube which guide on how to gather clues and complete any level
Escape the Ghost Town is a solid and suspenseful escape game which challenges your brain and ensures that you have to make an effort to understand the clues in order to pry open the door to freedom. With good music and nice layouts, it offers a solid gaming experience.