Mild Escape 2 (2014)
So I was walking down a street one night when a door caught my attention. Being the adventurous sort I knocked and went in...wait, to anyone acquainted with Tesshi-e's room escape efforts this scenario is entirely too familiar, but it's not May so why is the opening from Mild Escape playing? Could it be that Tesshi-e has once again gone back into the vault and re-made another early effort? Why, yes it is! Welcome to Mild Escape 2 (2014), the designer's re-imagining of one of their early escape games.
Every spring since the original came out in 2008 an anniversary celebration occurs with a new Mild Escape game. The original Mild Escape 2 was Tesshi-e's first anniversary present and first foray into 3D graphics, and the backgrounds were cruder, the puzzles simpler and the entire scenario played out only in Japanese, so it is lovely that they have gone back and revamped the whole thing for a wider audience. Familiar faces pop up, and new mysteries abound. The game is classic Tesshi-e, with perhaps slightly easier than usual puzzles. Everything that we've come to know and love about Tesshi-e is now present in the new game... the improved graphics, the jazzy accompaniment, the logical puzzles, two escape scenarios, and best of all the English translation. Relax and enjoy the mild escaping!