Mobile Escape - "Escape Mail - S01E06: Quiet As The Grave"
Updated: Jan 27
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Company: Mobile Escape
Game: Escape Mail - S01E06: Quiet As The Grave
Country: Canada 🇨🇦
Type of Game: Puzzles By Mail 📬
Genre: Adventure, Mystery
Size of Team: Unlimited
Date Played: 1/22/2021
Price: $14.99 CAD or subscribe to save
After helping cuz JJ figure out the last puzzle to where the family treasure might be buried, he's unfortunately stumped again. He can't seem to pinpoint where Alfred hid this treasure. It's time to help your long lost family member again...
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The game started with the usual intro letter along with the initial barcode scan. Once you scan the barcode, it'll lead you to an automated chat feature with your cuz JJ. This is where you'll input your answers. Hint systems are available by scanning a barcode as well. There's a bit more interaction with the mobile interface with this game. You'll receive more backstory videos and puzzles you'll have to complete on the website instead of just using it as an answer input device.
There's a bit more reading in this game. We didn't mind it as much since it was quite easy to spot what was useful and what was just backstory context. There were essentially 3 important information you had to figure out for this game. We enjoyed the puzzles that were involved with the first two parts but the third part felt like it was quickly put together as we didn't feel relevancy to the current story. The puzzles also felt like they wanted to just "give" you the answers so you can move on to the next step. We also had some issues with our mobile interface for the end puzzle and had to report it to the makers. The buttons doesn't seem to react when we inputted the right answer a couple of times. Hopefully this will get resolved soon.
From the puzzles aspect, this episode was probably not our favorite. We did enjoy the interactive functionalities that were added to their online interface as this is another new feature that's been integrated into their games. It's also great to put a face finally to the character "S". I'm excited to see who else will be joining us on this adventure in the future episodes!
Check out our interview with the creators to understand more on the development side of these game:
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Disclosure: We thank Mobile Escape for providing us with samples of their game. Although complimentary experience was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.