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Considering it arrives in only a regular-sized envelope, there's a lot of content crammed into this pirate-themed adventure. In addition to the selection of printed matter and an attractive physical component, the game also employs some excellent technical integration which provides seamless and engaging interactions with various virtual characters in the game. The use of SMS, email, and various websites enrich the paper components provided and elevate the game to much more of a story/experience, rather than a simple set of themed puzzles.
My main criticism would be somewhat of an over-use of piratical tropes (e.g. "The Pirate's Secret Code" or "X marks the spot"), which makes the solution to a handful of the puzzles somewhat predictable. But overall, these are minor niggles, and they are at least completely thematically appropriate!
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This opening adventure from Society of Curiosities is one of the most immersive and satisfying escape games I’ve played. A great deal of care has been taken to make sure that you feel like an adventurer every step of the way.
Playing through Madok’s Lost Treasure, you don’t feel like you’re just solving puzzles. You feel like you’re taking part in a huge discovery, and the interactions with your ‘team’ at the Society only strengthen this.
I finished the mission invigorated and hungry for more adventure!
This game was something new and exciting and is on my shortlist of favorites for the year; I can’t recommend it enough!