I love the bizarre, surreal world of the free Cube Escape series. It’s all about atmosphere and mystery. Inspired by Twin Peaks. A cubelike room or set of rooms. Psychological horror. Dark humor. Strange creatures. An overarching story about a mysterious murder (or was it suicide…) First-person, but the protagonist is not always the same character. Inventory objects + stand-alone puzzles. Recurring themes, characters, objects. Changing the past and/or the future. Every game adds new elements to the Rusty Lake universe.
Paradox is the tenth game in the series and this time the developers added a short 18-minute movie. Scenes from the film are integrated in the game and vice versa. It also contains hints for extra achievements and secret endings. Very well done.
The surrealistic world of Cube Escape allows you to jump right in, although you will of course miss references to previous games. Highly recommended. The first chapter and the movie are both free; the second chapter is only a few dollars.
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Time Played: 5-10 hours
Difficulty: Just Right