This game, is my... get this.
GAME OF THE YEAR... 2014!
This game is like Hard Time (Old Prison Simulator) if Hard Time, wasn't crap.
This game lets you challange yourself to escape various different prisons, in various different ways.
Presentation: 10/10, The presentation of this game... is through the roof. The pixel graphics are shiny and polished... despite being pixel graphics, if this game had any other art style, this would be down in the 8-5 range. This game is VERY well presented, UI is being overhauled every other update, and getting better.
Humour: 10/10, This game is funny, YOU CAN FLUSH WALLS DOWN TOILETS! #NuffSaid (This will not affect my overall rating)
Gameplay: 7/10, This game is missing, ONE... MAJOR... THING... Multiplayer.
If this game had multiplayer, this would be in my top 5 games, of all time, ever. (It's gotta beat Theme Hospital and Age of Empires II to reach it though)
Multiplayer would drastically increase this game's replay value, as now. It's almost a cakewalk once you've beaten the prisons once, they are adding new ones, but they are still not worth replaying.
Level Design: 6/10, this game's level design, is where it's main weak point is. In order to make certain maps difficult, it resorts to doing things like, DELETING THE VENTILATION SYSTEM. That doesn't make anything more difficult, it makes files useless. I was never a huge fan of the vent system anyway, tunnels are where it's at. But I used them for my daily cell shakedowns, drop in, check the desk, loot, jump back up, repeat. They resort to placing metal detectors everywhere, and making it impossible to dig out of the prison directly. They need to beef up the guards, or make walls harder to crack down, something that makes logical sense.
Bugginess: 3/10, I'll let this slide, it is in early access, and most of the bugs I will state in the following, are ones that have/will be patched. I've had expiriences with guards walking through walls, desks emptying at random, loosing save files, having negative stats, I've had too many bugs to make this worth speedrunning, believe me, I've tried. This again, is in EARLY ACCESS. So this will not affect the overall rating.
Replayability: 3/10, there is only a handful of ways to escape, once you've escaped once, you have to go back, to the same prison, which you have likely memorized the layout of, and cut into the vents instead of digging through miles of dirt to freedom, then holding the guards hostage, then just disguising as a guard and walking out. It's just not enough. More random generation would be great, maybe more than one place your cell is per prison. Have your cell in a random location. This is the game's weakest point. This WILL affect my overall rating because this is important for a singleplayer game, with multiplayer, this would become a 7/10.
Overall: 8/10, Great Game, Cheap, Easy to Reccomend, Easy to Play and stop at any moment, but suffers from bugs and lack of replayability, as well as faulty stability, and plenty of bugs. Overall, I highly reccomend this game, and it is one of my favorites. Note to the devs: ADD MULTIPLAYER AND I WILL BUY 10 COPIES OF YOUR GAME, AND DISTRIBUTE THEM TO MY FRIENDS.
Thanks for reading my review.