The Artful Escape

released on Sep 09, 2021

On the eve of his first performance, Francis Vendetti battles with the legacy of a dead folk legend and the cosmic wanderings of his own imagination. In this 2D adventure platformer, Francis, a teenage guitar prodigy, sets out on a psychedelic, multidimensional journey to inspire his stage persona.

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On a whim decided to spend about 5 hours with this indie gem that has incredible music and eye-popping gorgeous art direction. It's a wonderful galactic fantasy musical story about freeing yourself from expectations and creating the kind of art you have inside. Highly recommend.

Bonito, ótimas músicas, mas poderia ser bem melhor em termos de história e de gameplay ( podia ser um rhythm game memoravel), no fim, é um walk simulator que caso te conquiste pela questão da arte do game, ou pela sua história vale ir até o fim.

Genérico que só, limitado em diversos aspectos e com uma história sem pé nem cabeça.
Daria uma nota maior pelo combate que é divertido às vezes, se ele não te forçasse a zerar ele DUAS vezes.

O jogo é lindo graficamente e tem uma trilha sonora muito massa mas achei a gameplay chata apesar de fluir muito bem. É gostosinho de jogar justamente pelo visual e trilha sonora. A história é um nonsense total e logo no início já sabemos como será o final. Definitivamente o jogo tinha um potencial bem maior do que foi apresentado.
A campanha dura mais ou menos umas 4h e pra quem é chegado em conquistas, é 1000G fácil!

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️: As close to perfection as one can get.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5: Excellence incarnate.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️: Amazing experience.
⭐️⭐️⭐️.5: Good game.
⭐️⭐️⭐️: Fun enough to be worth your time.
⭐️⭐️.5: Missed the mark in a considerable amount of elements.
⭐️⭐️: A trudge towards progress/completion.
⭐️.5: A great deal of regrets playing this.
⭐️: Truly disappointing.
.5: Kudos to anyone with a shred of bother.
The above rating descriptions pertain strictly to the overall rating after taking into consideration the elements below, for which I’ll still employ a five-point rating to get an average afterwards.
Graphics: 4.5 - Colors everywhere! A mesmerizing side scroller that is filled to the brim with wonder. At certain points, it does get a bit garish, as if a hundred party poppers were blasting like cannons into your face.
Gameplay: 2.5 - It’s highly story-driven, so the legwork is really just you moving the story forward. I can see how it can be boring and repetitive for some, especially when it feels too much having to press one button to make the environment come alive. Even the rhythm aspect is a bit lacking; it’s quite nice for the first few times, but it feels like there could have been more to it since that’s the direction the game clearly wants to head with its main theme.
Audio: 3.5 - Similarly, shredding on your guitar is such a joy while the background reacts to it, but you’ll quickly hear it become too familiar as you progress. The accompanying score does a great job of complementing it, though.
Replay Value: 2 - There’s really not much to go back to except for cleaning up any missed achievements. I’m giving it a 2 because I do think that the worlds that the game presented deserve a second pass.
Story: 5 - It’s all over the place in the best way possible. From the humor to its main themes of identity and music, the game is a delightful romp through the psychedelically-induced visions of the wilderness that is rock and roll, and how that serves as the fulcrum which your protagonist finds itself in.
Overall: 3.5 - Artful in its own small, unique way.

The creators of this were smoking and eating something, probably simultaneously. The gameplay is non-existent, with trivial platforming and constantly moving right, holding down the dedicated Shred button. What you are treated to, though, is an absolute deluge of sights and sounds. There are regular sections in the game where you must follow button prompts, but luckily, these don't require rhythmic timing. You never know what to expect or how everything will react to your sci-fi riffs from the space opera of your soul.