Orient Express Night:First Station
Being locked on a train with not a soul in sight would sound like a good reason to panic, until you hear the soothing music kick in and then all is good. For slow instrumental pieces in an escape game means one thing; TomaTea! They're back with their next escape puzzle game, Orient Express Night:First Station. Yes the grand maker of our favorite escapes such as Early Evening Escape and Salvadoor has given us a new adventure. On this train as you try to find a way out you'll find not much has changed from their other games, but since there wasn't anything really needing to be changed this is good news. There are still plenty of puzzles to figure out and hints to be found. With a mouse that lights up when it's over something you can look at closer or pick up, you won't have to worry about the dreaded pixel hunt. No, things are pretty straight forward on this locked train, and with your skills in seeing hints in the surroundings you'll be finding your way off in no time.
Why do we love TomaTea's escape games so much? We may never know, though it might have to do with the clever puzzles, and how the solutions to the puzzles are puzzles themselves as they are hidden throughout the other areas in each game. One of the great things I appreciate about TomaTea's works is that when presented with a puzzle, you're informed if you've actually seen the solution or not. It's a good way to know if you need to keep looking or rack your brain to trying to remember what could have been a hint. However, in Orient Express Night:First Station there are a few puzzles this is glitched on, and it won't speak up if you have no idea what the answer could possibly be, so it's not fully reliable this time around. The ones that did here, from what I found, were early on in the game so it's pretty clear that you don't have the solution yet. Other than that this game plays like a dream. It's a great time to relax and yet get your brain warmed up. So come aboard and start hunting out those solutions so you can find your way off the train and probably into another TomaTea escape game!