1444 SE Hawthorne Blvd, OR 97214
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Like nothing I've ever played before. I really really wish there were more remote asymmetrical games like this.
Yeah, I think all the future play-at-home games are going to be compared to this one. The main drawback is that it's not really an "escape room", but rather a group-interactive detective experience.
This game is refreshingly unique and captures the feel of a party game very well. The puzzles utilize the online group format in clever ways. This game is definitely among the best I have done so far!
It is also a somewhat unusual experience in absolutely requiring a team of 4 players to participate (each on separate devices, even if they are co-located in the same room). While this may present somewhat of a constraint to team formation, it means that Edith can make use of puzzles explicitly designed for 4 people in which every team member has a crucial role to play. This further aids the humanity and co-operative warmth of the game - you simply cannot win unless every player contributes their part. The puzzles span a wide variety of styles:- there's some digital versions of classic escape room assembly and combination puzzles, ARG-esque use of external websites, social media, and email, interaction with a live actor, and a chaotic multiplayer co-ordination task along the lines of "Spaceteam" or "Keep talking and nobdy explodes". They're silly, well-made, and lots of fun.
We experienced one brief technical glitch (no fault of the company - one of players lost their Zoom connection at their end), and our attentive gamesmaster immediately paused the clock, waited until they reconnected successfully, and then allowed us to resume the game. And we had a lovely opportunity to chat to her afterwards - to meet the "real" Edith, and ask any questions - all from the other side of the world. Highly recommended.
We had great fun playing this - it was set up well to make sure that everyone participated equally and our hosts were funny and engaging. I wasn't that sure about rooms with live actors tbh, but they have done this so well it doesn't feel awkward, and as it is designed as on online game it isn't the case that you are trying to do a real life ER. Recommended!
Disappointed by the lack of 'room' and how little facetime you have with the avatar on this one. Clever idea, but needed more explanation of the plot and at times we just were on websites feeling a bit lost.
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This game felt like an audio escape, digital escape and a bit of remote escape game hybrid (although you're not in a physical escape room setting, there is a live actor interacting with you during the game). It's truly one of its kind. We haven't seen anything like it on the market. You should definitely check it out yourself and we would love to hear your thoughts!
I really enjoyed the experience, it's so different and surprising, but it's not an escape like you're used to. Yes you have to think and combine and observe and communicate and yet it's not as immersive as you might expect.
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Gameplay-wise, the game is... not what I expected. I'm not quite sure of what I did expect in the first place, but hey, it wasn't that. 😅 Without saying too much, the game is mostly played throughout a number of fake websites, with a bit of real websites mixed in. You also get to meet a couple in-game characters over Zoom, but that latter tool is mostly for team communication. And you'll definitely need to communicate together, since most of the tasks & puzzles will require everyone's contribution.