SOS: The Final Escape - A really good and original game
24 August 2011
Excerpt: "SOS: The Final Escape is a survival game for the Playstation 2 created by Irem in 2002. You play the role of Keith Helm, a reporter who makes his way to the man-made Shriver Island in order to start his new job as a newspaper editor in Capital City. However, upon his arrival an enormous earthquake occurs, leaving him trapped in the city as aftershocks occur and buildings and structures collapse all around him. He gradually finds items which may help ...
SOS: The Final Escape (PS2): SOS: The Final Escape
21 August 2011
Summary: SOS: The Final Escape is a survival game for the Playstation 2 created by Irem in 2002. You play the role of Keith Helm, a reporter who makes his way to the man-made Shriver Island in order to start his new job as a newspaper editor in Capital City. However, upon his arrival an enormous earthquake occurs, leaving him trapped in the city as aftershocks occur and buildings and structures collapse all around him.
Summary: Known as Disaster Report in other territories, SOS The Final Escape is one of these adventure titles that ultimately slipped in under the radar and mainly stayed there. The same can be said of a Wii title - Disaster Day of Crisis) which also featured several natural disasters yet failed to achieve a wide audience.
Pros: Great Earthquake effects, seven endings, map and character charts
Cons: Bland graphics, occasionally poor voice acting
Excerpt: "Age Rating: 11+ Also known as Disaster Report. Can be bought new or used for £7+ on ebay.co.uk. There is no multiplayer. I'm a big fan of disaster movies and books so I was thrilled to discover there was a game where you had to escape from a disaster happening at a city built on an island. It's quite a unique idea although a bit more could have been elaborated on with the storyline. You play a journalist called Keith who has just arrived ...
Pros: Great storyline, game idea, gameplay and original .
Excerpt: "...title back in 2002. Though SOS: The Final Escape isn't going to cause the Silent Hill's or Resident Evil's of this world any problems, it deserves it's footnote in the PS2's detailed history purely because its take on the adventure genre is so unusual. Its control configuration and mode of exploration borrows heavily from survival-horror games, though remarkably there is no combat at all in SOS and very few enemies either. And as such, it doesn't ...
Pros: Original ideas, cinematic story, some replay value
Cons: Slight control issues, no combat, short and easy
Excerpt: "SOS: Final Escape, a.k.a. Disaster Report (USA), a.k.a. simply SOS (Japan) is one of those crazy Japanese games I read about in PS2 magazine, take ages to find, and then play it whilst shaking my head at the inventiveness and sheer surreal delight of it all… then I finish it that night, and sell it the next day. Usually Japanese games (I’m thinking Parappa the Rapper, Mad Maestro, Mr Moskeeto to name but three) are finishable within about 4 hours, ...
Excerpt: "SOS: Final Escape is a very original game. The basic story is that there is a new man-made island metropolis, and you are on your way there to start your first day at work. But, on the way there is an earthquake which you get caught in, and you must escape. The gameplay involves avoiding falling debris (and buildings), escaping from dangerous situations, and helping other survivors along the way. One great thing about this game is the numerous ...