GamesBeat

Developer challenges my mom to review Escape Goat 2

Mike: That was the hard part. Just go get the key.

Mom: Let’s see.

Mike: There you go. Now just go through that door.

Mom: I have to go up to the door?

Mike: That’s easier. Look. Use single jumps. Single jumps will get you there. Jump, then go right. Jump and go left.

Mom: Jeez. Oh, no.

Mike: There you go. See?

Mom: OK, I’m there.

Mike: Push up now, when you’re –

Mom: Oooh.

Mike: See? You beat the first level.

Mom: God.

Mike: All right. Push A. Start the new level.

[My mom is reading the text on the screen.]

Mom: “I knew you’d come. I’m taking you now, just ahead.” I have to go and get that key?

The second level wasn't nearly as tough for my mom.

Above: The second level wasn’t nearly as tough for my mom.

Image Credit: GamesBeat

Mike: Yeah. I don’t know how. You probably do something with these blocks, I bet. Oh, I see. You’re fine. You have to jump up there and jump against that. Just jump against — there you go.

[My mom beats the second level with much less difficulty.]

Mom: I got through two levels.

Mike: That’s not bad, yeah. I don’t think you got through a single level in Dark Souls II.

Mom: Nope. That was a creepy game.

[As if merely mentioning Dark Souls II is a curse, my mom immediately falls to her death.]

Mom: Oh, now I’m dead!

Mike: That’s OK, you’re back.

Mom: What’s that exclamation?

Mike: It told you to push the R — I know what to do.

Mom: Where’s R?

Mike: It’s this one. Oh! It makes you do a dash. Go to the ledge and push R. Closer to the ledge. You’ll dash right over the gap.

Mom: Oh!

Mike: That’s a couple more times dying.

Mom: I don’t understand.

Mike: Go as close to the ledge as you can. Now do it.

Mom: I’ll fall off again.

Mike: No, you won’t. You’ll clear the gap this time. See?

Mom: Oh.

Mike: OK. Do that again, the ledge. No, the other — no!

Mom: What am I doing?

Mike: Go across the ledge again with the R button. There you go. See?

[My mom notices more fire.]

Like these guys, my mom apparently worships fire.

Above: Like these guys, my mom apparently worships fire.

Image Credit: David J. Rodger

Mom: Is that going to burn me?

Mike: No. Um. …

Mom: Do I go down here?

Mike: No, that’s a bad idea. Jump and then push R into the fire. Double jump next to the fire and push R.

Mom: Yeah. Easy for you to say.

Mike: Well, it’s just three buttons. Oh, I see. You have to jump really high, Mom, and then push R to go over. Get as close as you can, jump, and at the height of your jump jump again, and then push R.

Mom: I can’t do –

Mike: Yes you can. No, no. Jump. Jump. R.

Mom: Agh!

Mike: See, it’s teaching you to do all the little things you need to do in the game.

Mom: Oh, this is only teaching me?

Mike: It’s teaching you while you’re playing. It just gets more complex the more you play it.

Mom: Oh, lord.

Mike: Just step on that latch down there.

Mom: I can’t get down there.

Mike: If you zoom I bet you can fit.

Mom:  OK, how do I zoom?

Mike: No, the dash you’ve been doing, with the R. Well, the other way.

Mom: Yeah … I can’t fit in there.

Mike: Try zooming when you’re at the top.

Mom: I don’t know what zooming is.

Mike: That’s the dash thing! Same thing. I’m just using different words.

Mom: That doesn’t work.

View All
0 comments

GamesBeat is your source for gaming news and reviews. But it's also home to the best articles from gamers, developers, and other folks outside of the traditional press. Register or log in to join our community of writers. You can even make a few bucks publishing stories here! Learn more.

You are now an esteemed member of the GamesBeat community. That means you can comment on stories or post your own to GB Unfiltered (look for the "New Post" link by mousing over your name in the red bar up top). But first, why don't you fill out your via your ?

About GamesBeat