Here’s a bit of different-than-usual content! Thanks to Liore’s hard work at networking, I was able to play a review copy of the brand new puzzle-platformer Escape Goat 2 over the weekend.
In this game, you are a goat! And you have to escape! From a crumbly, trap-filled, haunted castle. With nothing but your amazing jumping ability, extra-thick skull, and trusty magical mouse companion. Yes, that’s right, a magical mouse. Who wears hats! And carries a hammer! And sometimes has a cape!
I’ve been playing a lot of platformers recently, and I really quite enjoyed this one. The platforming elements are important, but not ridiculously hard, and the puzzles take some work to actually get through. The controls are fine, although not quite as tight as some other games that I’ve played – specifically in terms of precision jumping/landing. But that’s not nearly as important as it is in, say, Electronic Super Joy, so it didn’t detract from the overall experience.
I never found a puzzle that frustrated me, even the ones that weren’t immediately apparent. I think part of that is the fact that your tools are chock-full of character. I mean, you’re a goat. And there are grim reapers. And a magical mouse companion. And enjoyable music!
I’d recommend checking this one out, and I even made a video to say so!