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  • Summary: Salary Man Escape is an edgy, satirical VR physics puzzle game where the player must use skill and tact to help a disgruntled Salaryman escape his life.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Jul 12, 2018
    80
    Salary Man Escape has some flaws, but it offers plenty of gameplay time for the money, The controls take some adjusting to, but there’s definite satisfaction to be found from mastering it, particularly as you advance up into the later and more complex levels.
  2. Jul 8, 2018
    80
    Salary Man Escape is a strange but charming game for VR. It doesn't make the most of the technology, but it is a very good puzzle game.
  3. Jun 29, 2018
    75
    A fun VR-puzzler which offers a lot of value for money. The game's theme combined with relatively simple graphics and some overly happy J-Pop songs simply work. The early levels are far too easy and severely underestimate the player. When the difficulty ramps up, the game improves significantly. Tracking doesn't work well for the motion controller option which makes the DualShock 4 the preferred way to play. Which is a shame because it feels less natural.
  4. Jul 13, 2018
    60
    The idea behind Salary Man Escape is interesting and the puzzles are well crafted, but the graphical design of the game is bland and boring and the music awful. But, overall, it’s a decent puzzle game that will keep you squeezing your mind for a few hours.
  5. Aug 8, 2018
    60
    Salary Man Escape VR is a quite original and engaging, flawed by some annoying control issues.
  6. Jul 27, 2018
    60
    If the concept of Salary Man Escape’s brand of slider puzzles sounds like it scratches an itch, and you don’t mind suffering from genuinely difficult setups, you’ll likely learn to look past the faults in favor of sticking it to your virtual corporate masters.
  7. Jul 6, 2018
    50
    Salary Man Escape is a competent puzzler that has a decent amount of fun to offer when things are going your way, but when that enjoyment partly relies on physics outside of your control, it’s easy for frustration to creep in when the going gets tough. Add that to the fact that the game lacks a definitive control method thanks to flaws in both motion and the traditional controller, and you can’t be blamed for looking for an alternative experience.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Jul 3, 2018
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Edgy art style! Reminds me a lot of Tumble, which I really enjoyed. This looks fantastic! I love a good puzzler, it reminds me of Tumble, but has something that was missing from said game, a little bit of context. Expand
  2. Jul 3, 2018
    9
    Good concept and it reminds me of lemming and tumble VR. Levels are challenging and the Enemies's part really surprised me.
  3. Jul 3, 2018
    9
    I tried out Salary Man Escape yesterday. I can say it is a very challenging game and had to go over and over again to accomplish some episodesI tried out Salary Man Escape yesterday. I can say it is a very challenging game and had to go over and over again to accomplish some episodes but I really love the idea and mechanics of the game. So I will definitely keep playing it. Btw coin collecting part is one of my favourites! Expand
  4. Jul 4, 2018
    8
    Salary Man Escape, like most things, has its ups and downs. No spoilers. The game is full of challenging puzzles and a unique, fun art styleSalary Man Escape, like most things, has its ups and downs. No spoilers. The game is full of challenging puzzles and a unique, fun art style and soundtrack. If you enjoy puzzles and like the style, it is definitely worth picking up.

    The move controller tracking could use some work, so it may be more enjoyable to use the dual shock controller instead. And while everything is more fun immersed in a VR world, it would be nice to also be able to play some "VR games" without VR. In the case of Salary Man, this could easily be done and could potentially expand the market as well as give players the ability to choose when to put the headset on. The VR aspect of this game is really cosmetic only. It is nice to be surrounded by the world while playing but, the actual gameplay would not change with or without VR in my opinion.

    In conclusion, this is a worthwhile game for VR puzzle fans. A rating is always subjective and losing points is usually unexplained by the reviewer. In this case the 2 lost points are strictly for the move controller tracking.
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  5. Jul 3, 2018
    8
    first of all, i'm not a fan of VR game ( the PSVR devices I using now is from my girl friend), I bought this game mostly because of the nicefirst of all, i'm not a fan of VR game ( the PSVR devices I using now is from my girl friend), I bought this game mostly because of the nice price, 15.99USD with discount, also, the art design is cool as the simple design and color combination, appeals to me. The concept is good after i putting hands on it, no narrative, but the words designed on the bricks are interesting and make you reflect a little bit about your real salaryman life. so basically, this is a good puzzle game with good back ground music. Expand
  6. Jul 7, 2018
    8
    The game has a retrospective but also refreshing soundtrack. I’m picking up the game for the music mainly (I’m bad at puzzle games anyway).The game has a retrospective but also refreshing soundtrack. I’m picking up the game for the music mainly (I’m bad at puzzle games anyway). The early stages are easy but it gets pretty tough in later stages, which i feel frustrating but might be pleasing to some hardcore puzzle gamers. Expand
  7. Jul 10, 2018
    7
    Bought this game during the sale. Really loved the music, provides a kind of funky contrast to the entire feeling of the game. The levelsBought this game during the sale. Really loved the music, provides a kind of funky contrast to the entire feeling of the game. The levels started out very simple but got hard pretty fast. It would be cool if the devs did even more with the entire satire concept though, and integrate it more with the gameplay. Expand