“Things are not always what they seem; the first appearance deceives many; the intelligence of a few perceives what has been carefully hidden”
Strange things are happening in the Sally Star King Hospital. The centre has been vacated for years, yet screams and noises can still be heard inside at night. Does your team have what it takes to investigate and expose the secrets inside? If you are looking for a narrative puzzle game with a psychological twist, this is your room. Be cautious and enter at your own risk.
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Played: 12 Jun 2022Team size: 2Time taken: 58Outcome: Successful escape!
Not sure I get the hype. I like that it's more story driven but I think quite a lot of sign posting to wtf is going on is missing until the end. Also some bits take literal seconds and some take ages, which doesn't necessarily feel balanced.
Worthy of its reputation, a great game with beautiful set dressing, a compelling story and some fun puzzles to work through. Some small spaces so 2 players felt good for this game. I always enjoy games where there are elements of choice and this certainly takes advantage of that.
The first game from Archimedes Inspiration was Leo's Path, which stands out for its calm beauty. So I was surprised to see that their second game was set in an asylum. A crumbling, creepy abandoned mental hospital sounds right in line with many a horror-themed escape room and completely at odds with what I expected from AIEscape. So I went in braced for perhaps a dark, dirty room with scare effects and maybe broken furniture or fake cobwebs. That is not at all what Kill M.A.D. turned out to be. ...
AI Escape don't make my life easy. This is another game that's incredibly hard to review dealing with a difficult subject matter that made this an experience with more depth than most. Ignoring that, though, they've put together good puzzles in a beautiful set to make a game that's well worth playing.