The Escapists Review
Breaking out of prison is a task for very patient gamers.
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The Escapists: Complete Edition – Launch Trailer – Nintendo Switch
Plan, prepare and execute your next great escape in The Escapists: Complete Edition! Featuring series favourites such as Alcatraz, Santa’s Sweat Shop and London Tower as well as console exclusive’s Fhurst Peak and Paris Central Pen. Players can enjoy all their favourite prison shenanigans from the first game, locked up in one nifty package! What’re you waiting for?! IT’S TIME TO GET THE HECK OUT OF PRISON!
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Escapists Review- Is it Worth it?
Thanks for tuning into TarH2O, and today we will be taking a look at the indie game the Escapists. This was a one man project after a successful kickstarter and was produced by Team17. The same guys who produced Worms and Alien Breed. In this game, you are thrown in prison for some unknown reason with only one goal… Get to the other side of that wall! Now, I know, from first glance this doesn’t seem like it has much to it. I personally thought it looked dumb for a long time, but this game does offer enough freedom and variation to keep most people coming back for more. Let’s dive in and get to the gameplay review.
This game’s description says its “a light-hearted simulation of day to day prison life”. Which seems like the best way to describe it. Given, your main goal is to escape the prison. Now, you will notice early on that most of your day is scheduled out for you, and you have to show up to different activities or face some major heat over time. It is best to stick to the routine for the first few days and pick up on gaps in security and places to store contraband. You’ll have to work the system to get the tools needed to make your getaway. And you are left to your own devices to make it happen, which is one thing I love about this game. Wanna steal supplies from the other prisoners while you mop the floor? SURE! How about reading for hours on end to craft a Super Sock Mace? Sounds Good! You might as well just beat all the guards sensless and walk out the front door!… Wait… that almost never works… Gotta work out some more!
This game can be a little overwhelming to players early on since there are so many mechanics that are unexplained. Like the guards for example. Their opinion of you can drastically change the way you can play. If you are nice to them and never fight the guards, you can hang your bed sheets and work on your escape from the comfort of your own cell. On the flip side, if you fight the guards to make copies of keys or steal their batons, you take more heat when found outside of activities and they will yank those sheets down as fast as they find them! Forcing you to work elsewhere on your escape. Keeping your holes and open vents concealed is key, since you are penalized heavily for getting caught. In the event they find you digging, expect ALL holes to be covered, though sometimes your items stored will remain there if you were not caught at that particular stash. Crafting can be difficult at times when you don’t know what you are looking for, but I wouldn’t rely on the wikis out ther too heavily for this one. Because one of the main focuses of this game was the trial and error aspect. The best experience is to learn the key mechanics and try to find your own way out. Then use the wikis once you get stuck or bored with the game.
There is a lot of extra DLC available once you complete the main game as well. These add greater variety to Escapists gameplay and includes levels like Santa’s Sweatshop where you are an imprisoned elf working for Santa and get to enjoy such tasks as shoveling up reindeer poop and listening to bratty kids in your spare time, and there is also Escape Team, where you are one of four prisoners tasks with rebuilding a tank to make your escape. Having some new textures and crafting items does keep it fresh and is pulled off really well.
As for the final verdict on this game. I really enjoyed it and think most people would too. If you like games that punish failure tremendously, like Demon Souls, and enjoy survival or crafting games, don’t miss out on this one. This game offers deep strategy while still keeping a light-hearted feel in gameplay. Its awesome.
The Escapists Review
I noticed the title ‘The Escapists’ on the PS Store a about a year ago, and the fact that it’s a strategy RPG about breaking out of prison, instantly put it on my to do list. I finally got around to it, and I must say, it’s as addictive as I hoped, but short lived. Watch this review to find out why!
Release Date: Feb, 2015
Platforms: PS4, XB1, XB360, PC
Reviewed on: PS4
Developer: Mouldy Toof Studiosl
Publisher: Team 17