Escape the Museum 2
a cute little game that's a nice brain break
this game is extremely old, but it was still a cute game. there are many short scenes where you have one main goal - figure out how to get over a chasm in the road, get an ATM off of an injured person, etc. there are HOScenes, maybe two or three per area. they are not super difficult, but it does require a bit of looking for the last two or three items. some are blended in by color. I can't even really explain why I liked it, other than it was pretty campy and a relaxing experience.
there are your standard hidden object scenes, and so far a couple "find 15 whatevers". the graphics are hit and miss, mostly miss. at one point in the beggining it the renderings were line drawings like in Tiger Eye, then they went to very rudimentary hazy "realism".
WARNING: If you do not complete the scene you are in before you exit, you have to start it again when you resume the game. there is also quite a load time between scenes.
this game didn't require a great deal of thinking, the tasks were relatively easy to accomplish and there was no back-and-forth because you had to complete your mission before you could go on.
I'm definitely going to buy it, it looks like it will be a respectable length, about 4 hours for me since I'm not in much of a hurry.
March 18, 2012
Different type of game - fun
Using the one hour free, I was disappointed when the hour was over so I bought it. This is a fun continuation - and better - of the Escape from the Museum and from the husband's point of view. The hidden objects are challenging but totally do-able. There are in between challenges that let you progress to the next step that are fun but so far, not too difficult. I totally recommend this game.
March 18, 2012
cute and easy
Lot easier than the first one and different. Had a plot but really easy to play. Still a fun game to play.
August 8, 2012
A GREAT "Good Samaritan" story - yay Dad!
In my opinion, this sequel is better than the first! Same earthquake as before, but from the husband/dad's point of view. As Dad attempts to reach his family who are stranded at the museum, our story's hero comes to the aid of several injured victims and helps lost pets find their way home.The game mostly consists of interactive adventure play, with some HOG's and a few puzzles. A GREAT way to spend a quiet Sunday afternoon!
March 18, 2012
Fast little game that was more fun then I expected. OK to spend 2.99 or 3.99 but short for 7 bucks. Then again, I'm a tightwad. One comment, as a woman I was glad to see a male hero. Big fish, where have all the men gone? Funny, but my husband never even noticed that most of the adventure games we play are female dominated. Kind of bugs me, so I repeat an earlier reviewer with, "Go Dad!"
March 25, 2012
Hidden object game with engaging story line, refreshingly free of Dark, Evil or Weirdness!
This is a fabulous game to play w/ teens/kids. My entire family liked the hidden object scenes (challenging enough but not too hard), the need to combine found objects to advance the game, escape from one room/ scene to the next, etc.
It seems some hidden object games have little or no plot line or if they do have a plot line contain a disturbingly dark twist. We played the 1st Escape the Museum & liked it, I think this one was even better. I would love to see more along the lines of this game, please!!!
March 31, 2012
Not for me
I can see why this game is only 2.99. Have played a lot of games at this price that were way better. Graphics were very poor quality, hidden object scenes broke down to a smaller window and objects hard to see. Just overall not a challenging fun game. Glad I played the trial first and then only played for 20 minutes..couldn't take anymore.
March 18, 2012
interesting story, puzzles and HOS
I wasn't going to play this based on the other reviews, but did decide since it was the deal of the day to try it. I didn't find really anything bad about it.
The story supposedly follows the husband/dad's perspective of how things happened from the first "Escape the Museum" game #which was the perspective of the mom/wife and daughter, I guess, haven't played it yet, but I do plan to when I get my next free game or have a credit#.
Storylines are what make the games interesting, IMO. Otherwise it would just be a series of HOSs, which would just put me to sleep! This story was interesting because it was believable - the man not wanting to sit around and wait with the other survivors while not knowing the fate of his family. Also, there are side tasks to do, which have to do with finding a lost puppy or child. I liked that story subplot because it showed even more depth to the main character.
Also, of great interest to me was that the things we had to do, for the most part, were plausible - like using a rubber mat to cover up an electric gate so you could climb over it. I often play adventure games and think that the way we have to do something is pretty stupid and that there are often many better ways to do it. This one actually utilizes street smarts and survival skills.
The graphics were just ok. Not terribly sophisticated, but they really didn't have to be. It didn't matter that much to me. Also, I didn't seem to have the problem others were commenting on re: blurred edges/hard to see items. Maybe my video card is just better, who knows... I had one glitch in while doing a HOS in the trunk of a car later on in the game. Part of the regular scene #just a small part# overlapped with the HOS and there were at least 2 items in that area. Luckily, the clues helped me to find them.
The clues were fast and unlimited and honestly, funny... They are provided by an odd homeless man. It's better than some silly paranormal item that wouldn't fit into the genre of the game!!!
I didn't like the music as it was really monotonous, which is too bad because the end credits music is quite nice. They should have intermingled it in more.
As for fun, I only gave it 4 out of 5 because I had problems finding some of the "hot zones" or hidden stuff, especially when it came to finding the parts needed to lift the drawbridge toward the end of the game. There were no hints for them, either, at least I didn't come across any. Plus, they weren't in every scene, so I often didn't even know I'd missed something until after I opened the door to the next part of the game, only to have the map indicate that it was incomplete. I had to resort to Big Fish Games' walkthrough quite often for this.
Oveall, though, I liked it and hope that the first "Escape the Museum" is as good as this one!
March 19, 2012
escape to the museum
During the same earthquake as Escape the Museum, you now play as the anxious father getting across the city to your family trapped in the Museum. Don't miss anything on the way, as if you have to backtrack you have to solve puzzles a second time. You also help others along the way. A nice complement to the first one with more of an adventure feel.
September 1, 2012
More games like this, please!
This is one of my favorite games of all. I love the characters and the family interactions. Unlike Escape the Museum, this follow-up from Dad's point of view has a great hint system with clear directions if you get stuck in the puzzles. I love helping Dad do good deeds, and the real-life, non-occult focus. One thing is lost from Escape the Museum--the gorgeous artifacts have been replaced by every-day items.
April 27, 2012