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13th Gate Escape - "The Asylum"


LOCATION:  Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

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📝  ETR DECODER

  • 🔑 GAME: The Asylum

  • 📅 DATE PLAYED: March 26, 2024

  • 🎬 GENRE: Horror

  • 🧠 DIFFICULTY (Based on 5 ppl): 9/10

  • 👥 TOTAL # OF PLAYERS: 4-8 ppl

  • 🕒 LENGTH OF TIME: 60 Mins.

  • 💰 PRICE: $32.00/ pp (Min. 4 ppl required)

  • ☎️ BOOKING TYPE: Private

  • 🔓 ESCAPED/ COMPLETED?: Yes [55:23]


📖 THE STORY

The Avery Island Asylum, standing abandoned since its construction in 1913, looms over the landscape with an air of ominous desolation. Concern mounts when Jenny, a close friend and intrepid reporter, ventures into the asylum but fails to return. With worry gnawing at your group's minds, you resolve to enter the asylum in search of Jenny and any clues to her whereabouts. However, as you step into a patient's room, the door ominously clicks shut behind you, trapping you inside. The asylum's eerie atmosphere grows palpable as you realize there's more to this place than meets the eye. Can you navigate the labyrinthine corridors of this decrepit building and uncover its secrets to escape unscathed?


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🎯 HIT THE BULLSEYE

  • The set design of "The Asylum" is nothing short of remarkable, evoking the chilling atmosphere of a horror film with meticulous attention to detail. From the long, foreboding hallways reminiscent of a hospital to the walls adorned with mold and dried blood, every element contributes to an immersive and spine-tingling experience. The flickering lighting and eerie sound effects further intensify the sense of unease, keeping players on edge throughout their journey.

  • One standout feature of the game is its innovative hint system, seamlessly integrated into the storyline. Rather than relying on traditional hints, players must navigate the asylum to access clues, adding an extra layer of tension and immersion. This unique approach adds to the overall suspense and keeps players engaged as they unravel the mysteries of the asylum.

  • Despite the haunting ambiance, the game manages to strike a balance with an engaging storyline that unfolds as players progress. The puzzles are cleverly designed to fit within the asylum's world, offering a mix of challenges that cater to different preferences and skill levels. Whether deciphering cryptic codes or solving physical tasks, players are kept on their toes with each puzzle revealing more about the asylum's dark secrets.

🧩 MISSED THE MARK

  • While "The Asylum" delivers an unparalleled horror experience, the fear factor can sometimes be overwhelming, bordering on excessive. While many scares are executed with precision, there are instances where the intensity may become uncomfortable for some players. In particular, the use of loud air cannons near players' ears can be startling and potentially harmful to hearing.


🏹 TAKE A SHOT?

"The Asylum" not only excels in its immersive atmosphere and challenging puzzles but also delivers a compelling storyline that unfolds as players progress through the abandoned asylum. The narrative elements are intricately woven into the gameplay, offering players a sense of purpose and urgency as they navigate the eerie halls and unravel the mysteries hidden within. Additionally, the game's attention to detail extends beyond the set design to include thematic sound effects and interactive elements that further enhance the immersion. With its seamless integration of storytelling, gameplay, and immersive elements, "The Asylum" provides a truly unforgettable horror experience for players seeking a thrilling adventure.


Furthermore, the storyline in "The Asylum" is designed to keep players engaged and invested in uncovering the secrets of the asylum. Each puzzle solved reveals new clues and insights into the history of the abandoned facility, adding depth and intrigue to the overall experience. Whether it's deciphering cryptic messages or piecing together fragmented memories, every puzzle contributes to the immersive narrative, driving players forward in their quest to escape the asylum's sinister grasp. With its combination of immersive storytelling and challenging gameplay, "The Asylum" offers an unforgettable journey into the heart of darkness.


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ℹ️ ADDITIONAL INFO

  • 4 Player Minimum due to puzzle design

  • Free Parking Lot across the Street

  • Beverages for sale

  • Lobby with Lockers for storage during games

  • Extremely Loud sounds

  • One player must be able to crawl in a small space

  • Lobby games available

  • Meeting room available


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Disclosure:  We thank 13th Gate Escape for providing a media discount on the tickets for this game. Although discounted admission was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion of the review whatsoever.


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