I love and adore this game. It's a no-brainer that I recommend it to anyone who likes music/rhythm games, wants to try something new, or someone who just wants a more interactive way to enjoy their music collection. Melody's Escape Is a cool, sleek game that I'm glad is on Steam. Games like Melody's Escape, Crypt of the Necrodancer, and Captain Forever Remix are definitely contributing factors as to why I continually check the Early Access section of this site.
DON'T BE SCARED OFF BY THE PLATFORMER TAG! In case you're like me and instantly disregard any game that has that tag. (Sorry to all platformer lovers out there; I know I only hate them because I am bad at them.) It didn't even cross my mind that this was a platformer until a friend told me. To me, this is more of a 'press the right button at the right time' kind of game--the right time can be decent or perfect depending on the difficulty setting-- than a straight-up platformer. Not to mention the jumps and falls are both utterly epic with the effects.
+You play your own music! I say can because there is no built-in music. You just have your own awesome collection to choose from and add on to.
-Make sure it meets the criteria. Most music does. You'll have a lot of fun playing certain songs (like the suggested electronic genre, but it is much broader than that) than you would other songs. Some slow songs end up being really fast because there is no steady beat in them.
-Eye strain. After I play, the screen sometimes shakes in my vision. But there is a guide to help with that. Basically, just focus on Melody.
+You're a hot girl! As far as most of the mods go, anyway. ^_^
+The graphics are super smooth and cool and it's just so easy to sink in and lose yourself in the game for hours.
Tips: It's way easier to play with a gamepad. With a keyboard I can only do relaxing mode.
I got this as a gift (thanks Rudy!) and I have happily given it as a gift to others.
AND I'LL JUST SAY THIS NOW: I LIKE MELODY'S ESCAPE BETTER THAN THE AMAZING AUDIO ROLLERCOASTER THAT IS AUDIOSURF 2. But you won't catch me! I'm running like a bawse, doing back-flips, epic slides, and soaring heroically above cliffs, through tunnels, and filling up all five hearts... with my ever-changing hair color.
Here is one spoiler, brought to you by Trappy: She never escapes.