Escape Game: “An Uninspired Man”: Another great IDAC game marred by flawed game mechanics.

Escape Game: “An Uninspired Man”
By IDAC Co, LTD.

Click here for my walkthrough.

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If you’ve played IDAC room escape games before, you probably have a love-hate relationship with them. It’s because they are often free and have some great puzzles, but the game mechanics can cause unnecessary frustration. “An Uninspired Man” is one of their better games, but suffers from these same issues.

Gameplay 3.5/5
There really are some great puzzles here, and for the most part they’re intuitive. But I got stuck several times, and almost every time it was because to open or turn over an object in my inventory, I had to tap a specific pixel. With certain objects, you could tap them till your fingers bleed, but unless you get it at just the right spot, you’ll assume there’s just nothing there to be found. So, if you go into this game knowing that you should tap *everywhere* — and I *mean* everywhere! — then you might not get as frustrated as I did. The game is actually quite long for their games, and most items have multiple uses. You won’t be finishing this game in ten minutes.

What also bothered me about this game was the cart in middle of the room that you can’t interact with. It drove me crazy! I kept thinking I just didn’t tap on the right spot to zoom in on it. But no, it was never used. It was pretty distracting, though.

Overall, I would consider this to be one of IDAC’s better games. It’s definitely worth trying.

Story: 2.5/5
Not much of a story here, but better than many of their other games. You’re a businessman who works for a department store and was tricked into getting locked in the clerk’s office. Now you have to use your surroundings to escape.

Graphics: 2.5/5
I wish IDAC would move on from their simple 2D graphics and stick with the 3D. These over-simplified drawings pale in comparison to the 3D. However, they are clear and there’s no mistaking what you’re looking at. They do the job without the bells and whistles.

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Audio 1/5
Like most IDAC games, there’s no soundtrack and the sound effects are very minimalistic. They don’t add much to the game.

Replay Value 1/5
This is a room escape game, and once you escape there isn’t much reason to play again. There are no items to collect or alternate endings to look for.

Conclusion 3.5/5
This is another IDAC game that’s worth playing if you can get it for free. But be prepared for some frustrations and a *lot* of tapping. There are some great puzzles here, though, and it is quite satisfying to complete it.

If you liked this game, check out Escape Game: “An Odd Game”, Escape Game: “Strange House” and Atmosfear.

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nikki

im stuck please could you give me a clue, i have 2 pieces of paper (a circle and square) a ruler and a spray can, i dont know any draw codes, thanks for any help you can give me.

Diane

No it doesn’t. Can u pls do a walk through? I am so lost! Also the “an odd game”. Have u done it?

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Rachael

I’m in the same situation. I have both shapes, a red spray can and a ruler, can’t use anything on either of the items and nothing will work on the blinds. Please help

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james

help!!!! im stuck. does the 30 years box open or something? i have the AM0823 code, but have no idea where to use it! i have the radio and cord, n have found the plug socket, but it wont let me turn the radio on??? and i cant open the safe??? i still have one item left to find? and i still need to use the spray and ruler again as theyre still in play! really would appreciate help! thanks!!!

james

1980? that was what i tried first!? but it wont work!??? i think maybe i have to do something else first too? i still havent worked out how the safety first cabenit opens? does that have something to do with it???

james

my bad! bad math! got the code!

james

now im stuck again, i got the finger prints off the keyboard. but dont know what comes next??? sorry, to just ask at every step, but i think its clear this game has got the better of me!!! 🙁

james

DONE!!! thank you!!!! i can sleep….

Great article, great website layout, stick to the great work

Rachael

So greatful for this website lol! I’d go insane otherwise.
Right, I have just founf the radio and attached the cable, but when trying to plug it in it says I dont need to listen to that now. Had a look around the room but can’t find anything else…..

Rachael

Yes I still have the ruler (used once before) red spray can (never used) and the square paper (which iv found the clue but not found what to use it on) any little tips you can give me??

Rachael

Right, I have opened the safe and got the lens, I have read the last post re finger prints?? Every time I touch the comp it just takes me to enter password??

Rachael

Complete!!! Thank you so much…..

Ivy

i cant zoom in the handle of the red safety kit.. pls help..

Thanks for the help! Great walkthroughs!

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Minda

Hello, I have red spray, square page, half circle page, ruler, key /once used/ and a shoe. I stuck. I found some words on the calendar and something leaking from the blue window. What should I do next? Please help me.

Minda

Sorry, I found tea can and used my complete square in the blue blind, it says UDUD. And I stuck again. Please give me a little help to find another piece of circle. Should I take attention to pen stand and white board?

Minda

Step by step. I found lens. I tried to enter words which behind the computer but it says incorrect password. Should I use more clues for computer password?

Minda

Sorry. Words behInd calendar

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