I originally was drawn to the Rusty Lake series because of their cleverness in puzzles, art, and storyline, and although I do not want to leave below a five star review for any of their games, unfortunately, Underground Blossom is another step in the downward trajectory of the past few years. First of all, it was too short. On the night of the release, I planned to play the game five minutes at a time as a break from studying for a large calculus test the next day, but to my surprise, I was able to complete it over the course of these short breaks. It was probably no more than an hour and a half total. The puzzles were disappointingly simple, with most of them amounting to matching a simple tool with an object in the room. Also, there was none of the visual creativity that the Cube Escape games had — no well-planned color schemes, eccentric wallpaper, or artistic influences. Because of the tiled walls and sparse decoration, the stations were all pretty uninspiring, aside from Soul Station. Finally, the story added little to the lore of the game, other than that Laura was a lonely teen. I still am a fan of the series and I will continue to play the new games, but I would love to see something that resembles Rusty Lake as it started out.