If you don’t mind its extreme simplicity and inherent repetition, this budget action game can be fun in bursts
Sometimes in games it can pay off to let simplicity be your guide. That certainly appears to be the case with ExitMan Deluxe, which has one central idea and it’s sticking with it. Your goal is simply to avoid being crushed by quickly seeing where openings will be in a wall that will fall pretty quickly, getting yourself into one of the gaps that are open. There’s an added bit of challenge to try to be touching the door for a bonus, but in most cases the most important goal is survival. As you’d imagine, the same idea generally repeating ad nauseam gets repetitive and a bit dull pretty quickly. That’s where the people behind this at least put in some effort to eke out every possible bit of fun there is to be had with the concept, throwing a variety of modes into the mix (including some multiplayer support, whether against your friends or the AI) to try to help the game get just a little more distance. Played in small spurts it can be diverting, but I’d imagine results will vary from person to person depending on what your lower threshold of expectations are for fun.
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