made The Artful Escape
is a rare slice of media that goes above and beyond its likely elevator pitch. This is a project whose creators wear openly influence-laden sleeves on the way to work , and we're all the better for it. An absolute trip from tip to tale, this is a journey into sound you won't want to miss.
But what is it? I hear you say... well, it's a lot of things, really. Here's a snippet from our review to count you in:
So in getting to matters quickly, as the game does, the folk stuff gets left back in your home town of Calypso and you find yourself jutting about in space and time; shredding your axe between worlds along paths of pure light, alien terra firma and even aboard a spaceship. Inside that ship is a live-in fanbase to the almighty Lightman (Carl Weathers) -- a human who came before you, played and left the known universe on its knees, begging for more. You’re here as the next great prodigy in line, though you don’t really know this yet. Instead, it’s left to you and your teenage devices to take an enthusiastic and not at all concerned step through the cosmic door, where upon you’ll just stylishly shred as you almost skate, or grind, your way along a prism pathway, nebulae and trippy art fill the periphery as your wailing permeates the space, as if it were an atmosphere all its own, resonating sonic emotion.
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It’s extraordinary, really. But ultimately it’s also a one way trip, meaning the game’s greatest achievement is also its biggest downfall.