Fire Escape Review
Posted: 5 months ago, last updated 8 weeks ago.
Author: Andy Robertson.
You can play this in VR on PC (Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift). Or just play it like a normal PC game with no headset required. It's also available on Android.
While the game can't (and in many ways doesn't try to) match the classic film for suspense and drama, it offers involvement and agency that draws you into the lives of the people you watch. The seven stories and the crime unfold in real-time, which add pressure to proceedings.
Moment to moment you choose who to watch, use the controller to text and interact with characters. You can replay missed stories.
Rating: PEGI 16+, ESRB TEEN
Release Date: 29/04/2020
You can buy each of the three chapters for £5.49 or £13.49 for the set.
Android has accessibility settings including ways to navigate and interact, although not all games support this. Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators... read more about system accessibility settings.
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