Escape Reality Leeds: Nosferatu

By | March 20, 2019

by Escape Reality Leeds (website)

164 Armley Road, LS12 2TY

Leeds

2-6 players

60 minutes

It is currently 1841, a time where the presence of Vampires has existed and been well documented for many centuries. You are in a small region of Romania, West Transylvania, investigating the untimely deaths of your close friends. Upon examining their bodies, all signs point to the presence of an infamous Vampire. You must use your skills to identify and find the most dangerous Vampire known to exist in the current world, Nosferatu. Will you become the prey or the predator?
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Rated between 20 and 35 out of 5

based on ratings from 6 users
combined with 1 pro review

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Scotus0 experienced rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
Played: 29 Jan 2022 Team size: 6 Time taken: 59:30 Outcome: Successful escape!
poor hostingplainquite difficult

Nosferatu (What a Guy)

As part of a birthday weekend, I came to play Nosferatu with a few friends. Our host was okay- our interaction with them was minimal because of Escape Reality’s infamous hint system (more on that later). Their briefing- which included a “If you break anything, you have to pay for it”- wasn’t the friendliest I’ve ever experienced. Did we look heavy-handed, or something? Who knows.

Story

Discover the reason behind your fellow villagers’ mysterious deaths, or fall victim to Nosferatu.

Puzzles

The first puzzle was impossibly difficult without a clue. There were multiple aspects you had to link together: rather than easing us in, the vampire folk clearly wanted to throw their hardest task at us first. Others were manageable and did an acceptable job of tying in to the theme. As ever with Escape Reality, tablets were used for accessing hints by scanning images next to puzzles. Lazy, impractical (it was a dark room) and lame. We needed a couple of pointers, but these “clues” simply tell you what to do.

Mise-en-scene

There were one or two surprises, but Nosferatu maintained an eerie vibe as a pose to a terrifying one…so don’t worry about getting too spooked (I say this as one of my friends is a scaredy-cat). The surroundings were correspondingly gloomy/macabre.

Final Comments

Something was up with the final puzzle, as the action we were meant to perform did not bring about the outcome it should have. After many (many) attempts, though, it worked and we got out with about thirty seconds to spare!

TheSinger expert rated this:Rated between 20 and 20 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Failed 🙁
broken techpoor hosting

Not scary at any point even though it leads itself to be scary… ridiculous clueing system linked to iPads/tablets and QR codes. I had to brute force a mag lock as the prop was clearly broken. Spent a good 10 minutes trying to get the GM’s attention to try and fix it or enable us to carry on. This was the 2nd room I had played at the venue on the same day. I should have bothered… it’d have saved me some money 

Mark Greenhalgh expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 27/05/17
Molly Minerva experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

As a team of two, there was a good amount to do in here and while it wasn't the most original or spectacular, it was just really good fun! With a bigger team, I don't think it would be too challenging but there were a couple of really decent puzzles. The hosting at Escape Reality Edinburgh is always top notch, which earns an additional half star!

nanocatsammy experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Outcome: Successful escape!
🦡cipherdelic virtuoso rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5

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