I think it's because of all the detail. There were no truly barren scenes in Escape. Maybe you couldn't interact with all the stuff, but there was always tons of things in the background to look at. It's one of the things that I don't think got enough credit in the game.
By today's standards, it hasn't aged well, but I remember starting up the game after playing those early 3D Harry Potter games and being completely blown away by how pretty it was in comparison.
ETERNAL QUEEN OF HALLOWEEN STATUS CONFERRED. ~ Comrade Pants
How can we be sure that Alcoremortis isn't just Comrade Pants trollplaying as a girl? ~ GuruGuru214
You're a shiny bright star; floating amongst a million slimy slugs in a sea of sludge. You transcend the pre-conceived and supposed limits of the human race, to emerge from the pit of pitiful maggots as a beautiful, majestic butterfly. ~ Davies
The suspence of what's gonna come after death is killing me! ~ Jon NA
Are you a secret Plaster Princess or something? ~ Secret Fawful