Summary: There is no shortage of 2D puzzle games involving block manipulation, particularly on the PC, but it's rare to find one with as smooth a difficulty curve as Escape Goat 2. While we've seen the basics of the jumping, block-pushing, and switch-pressing here in other games, these elements come together...
Pros: Simple, easy-to-learn controls and mechanics, Smooth difficulty curve, Puzzle variety keeps things fresh
Cons: A wrong move at the wrong time can be frustrating
Conclusion: Escape Goat 2 is joyfully old-school, feeling very much like a lost NES title. Its soundtrack is even reminiscent of Castlevania ’s. It’s also comparable to the recent puzzler Teslagrad , but it’s not quite as frustrating. Between this and Goat Simulator , this must be Year of the Goat.
Conclusion: Escape Goat is damn good, but that’s all. The puzzles are interesting, but aren’t the most challenging I’ve ever encountered and the lack of pacing and having speed be an essential factor left me feeling rather underwhelmed.
Pros: Engaging, well-made puzzles
Cons: Not as challenging for veterans of the genre