[PlayStation 4] One Escape Review
One Escape from BUG-Studio and Ratalaika Games is a 2D jail escape puzzle game that is cross-buy on PS4 and PS5. Check out our One Escape review below!
One day, three buddies decided to rob a bank. But something went wrong and the cops showed up…
Now, these feisty felons need to smarten up and make the most incredible jailbreak. Find the way to freedom while hiding from the guards, searching for key cards to open the locked doors, and avoiding dangerous pitfalls!
Complete 60 levels, and get out of prison at any cost!
One Escape follows the story of three characters, Dook, Gor, and Hog – a duck, a gorilla, and a boar, respectively – on their way to rob a bank. They are caught and end up in jail- Now it’s your job to help them get out of their predicament! Luckily, this jail employs the worst guards in history, so you can stand a small distance in front of them, and they won’t be able to see you.
As the game begins, you’ll start to play as Dook, a duck with impressive abs, and you’ll quickly learn the control basics. Essentially, this is an escape game in which you must get out of all the different rooms in a jail. The levels are easy at first but get harder as you progress through each of the three different campaigns – one for each character. As you begin to play Dook’s campaign, you’ll learn to flick switches in order to shut lasers off and collect colored cards to open the corresponding color-coded door.
The second character – Gor the gorilla – can climb on walls, so most of the levels will take advantage of this. The duck was fun to play with, and the gorilla is weightier, and they made sure you won’t forget by giving him stiffer controls. I noticed that most of the time, you’re expected to do some precise jumping which was hard to achieve given how the gorilla controls. The double jump requires even more precision, and past level eight, I noticed a good jump in difficulty.
Hog, the boar, can break cells and walls with his mighty fists. I thought that his levels were the most fun to play. Along with being able to use him to punch through things, he can also attack and stun guards, as well as move crates in order to escape from the rooms in his set. He also has an extra hit point, which makes it possible to make a mistake every now and then.
As for the presentation, One Escape runs at 60 frames per second and has some nice pixel art. I particularly liked the models of the main characters, with my one being the bodybuilding duck with his absurd abs. The background themes were good to listen to, but they’re not memorable enough to last past your gaming session.
As for the trophies, you’re looking at a Platinum that can be achieved quickly in around half an hour to 45 minutes. You have to play each character’s campaign up to their tenth level – out of twenty for each one, and that’s pretty much it! You’ll have a new Platinum for your collection, along with ten Gold and five Silver trophies on your list.
One Escape is a good escape game that doesn’t revolutionize the genre but was fun to play. Being a Ratalaika release, you can expect a quick Platinum achievable in around half an hour to 45 minutes, depending on your skill.
If you’re curious, here’s a trophy guide to help you get through the game even more quickly:
This One Escape review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by Ratalaika Games.