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.
Summary: A good review generally on Gamespot & other games sites prompted me to try this so called puzzle game... My findings were that this is basically a very poor runner-up to the "Broken Sword" series...
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.
Pros: Great storyline, game idea, gameplay and original .
Excerpt: June 21st is a very long day for Keith Helm. As he heads into Stiver Island for his first days work as a Journalist for the Town Crier Newspaper, a massive Earthquake hits, derailing the train he is travelling on and leaving him on a bridge that's crumbling at an alarming rate.
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...
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.