Bridge to Another World: Escape From Oz Collector's Edition
June 2, 2017
4 Friends Games
3 Difficulties + Custom Mode
Exclusive Bonus Chapter
Integrated Strategy Guide
Wallpapers & Screensavers
Soundtracks & Cutscenes
Achievements & Collectibles
Replayable HOs & Puzzles
Bridge to Another World returns to its fairy tale roots after the success of Alice in Shadowland. This time, you are welcomed to the twisted world of the Wizard of Oz. The day started out like any ordinary day; Dorothy sending her kids to school, sunny skies, no hints of a storm whatsoever. Suddenly, a giant tornado strikes Dorothy’s house and she’s not in Kansas anymore. Can you help Dorothy and her beloved dog, Toto, rescue the children and find their way back home?
It seems like Dark Parables isn’t the only series capable of twisting classic fairy tales. Bridge to Another World: Escape From Oz presents an intriguing and easy-to-follow storyline that is both familiar and foreign. The characters are well-developed, the backstory serves a purpose and the twists are exciting – this is excellent storytelling.
Unfortunately, other aspects of the game do not live up to the standard of the wonderful storyline. The sights and sounds are indeed great, but pale in comparison to those in the previous games. The simplistic gameplay is also a letdown. 4 Friends Games have proven time and time again that they are capable of crafting thoughtful, genius gameplay. Thus, it is disappointing to see that Escape From Oz features such a predictable and easy gameplay. This also applies to the puzzles, since the majority of them are anything but groundbreaking.
On the bright side, the hidden object scenes in Escape From Oz are decent. The designs are deliciously creative and satisfyingly complex. Many objects are difficult to find, providing the much-needed challenge factor. Having said all of these, we actually quite enjoyed the game – we just had such high hopes for this sequel, considering how amazing some of the previous installments were.
Bridge to Another World: Escape From Oz has a standard length of around four hours for the main game and an hour for the bonus chapter. The Collector’s Edition comes with extras like a strategy guide, wallpapers, screensavers, concept art, movies, soundtracks, replayable hidden objects, replayable puzzles, achievements, and collectibles.
Bridge to Another World: Escape From Oz delivers a magical storyline, accompanied by a polished (even if it is too typical) gameplay.