The Panic Room Gravesend: My Dearest Emily

By | April 8, 2020

by The Panic Room Online (website)

Gravesend

1-4 players

£15.00

digital
This mysterious tale inside an online escape room experience is now available to pre-order.
This is a fantastic web based game you can play at home, solo or with a group. Includes audio and visual files which are gradually unlocked as you solve your way through the exciting and curious puzzles to solve the mystery.
Perfect for solo play or couples, can be played in groups of up to 4 players.
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Overall rating

Rated between 30 and 40 out of 5

based on ratings from 8 users
combined with 4 pro reviews

Player reviews

Anonymous rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
lc86 rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
cipherdelic expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 15 and 15 out of 5
Ellie says:

Things we really liked about the game: the theme felt very original (I had never heard of the Oklahoma land rush, so I learnt something new as well as enjoying puzzles), letters being read out (definitely worth playing these to add to the atmosphere), some beautiful illustrations on a few puzzles.

Why not 5* for us:

Working out what to do with the puzzles took us very little time (and we aren't the most experienced/fastest puzzlers), actually then completing the puzzles to get the code felt tedious at times (working on 2 screens would probably help this a little). 

It advises not to play at peak times (Friday/Saturday evening) - absolutely! We had to abandon the game and come back to it because it stopped loading properly. It was good that we were able to do this, but you do have to reenter all the puzzle details.

I would recommend for some of my friends new to escape rooms due to the accessibility of the puzzles, if they are happy to pay £15. For us this is expensive for what it is, but we are happy to support the industry at this time. 

Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Wesley Mead expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Anonymous says:

Gets really tedious after the 3rd or 4th letter. All the puzzles are similar. Plus, if you go away and come back to the game, then you have to re-enter the answers to get to previous letters. 

Not worth £15, maybe £3.99 at a push.

Rated between 20 and 20 out of 5

Reviews by escape room review sites

In between The Panic Room's various CSI-themed online games, My Dearest Emily sticks out rather. In stark contrast to the usual escape room themes of peril and world-saving, it's set in a lesser-known part of 19th Century US history, and tells a gentle but heart-felt love story in the form of a series of letters. This particular pair of lovers have a predilection for puzzles, which immediately gives a perfectly reasonable excuse for why each of the twelve letters solves to a hidden word or phras...
My Dearest Emily is easily my favourite of the online offerings from The Panic Room. With a lovely story, a bit of history, trickier puzzles, and some beautiful illustrations, what’s not to love?
Although we applaud Panic Rooms for trying something a little different it didn’t quite hit the spot for us. We prefer a game with a little more variety and a little more pace.

Its safe to say, I was hugely impressed with this experience and there was very little I could fault. A beautifully appointed, atmospheric experience, with well placed puzzles, great flow and very individual yet interesting theme.

My Dearest Emily really surprised me - it feels less like an escape room and more like a beautiful story told through the medium of letters.

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