• Cici Cao

Escape My Reality - "The Blackheart Murder

Updated: Nov 11, 2020

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Escape My Reality is a newcomer in the escape room world. They just recently opened and when we went, they were still under construction. There’s plenty of parking outside the location and they have a huge amount of space inside. It was quite dusty and dirty everywhere, but they had informed us that once it’s finished it’ll receive a complete makeover. We believe it’s very important to keep the simple hygiene for an escape room business especially when the objects are being touched by numerous hands daily. This is a family business and each member play their part.

“The Blackheart Murder” is a unique kind of escape room where it feels more like a “murder mystery role playing" game " vs. a traditional “key lock puzzle solving” type of game. We were sworn into the office and brought to the crime scene by another detective who was also our game master helping us throughout the game. The storyline felt real and we enjoyed the twist at the end. The restroom is visible in the room but not in play. It would be better if it could be covered or somehow sectioned off as it could become a distraction. The only things that we would suggest is to better maintain the room with higher quality props and perhaps if the storyline can unfold itself without the consistent assistance from the game master, it would be more exciting. The game master’s role play can also be more exciting based on the character and storyline. This room is huge, but we felt it wasn’t utilized to it’s full potential. They could have easily created secret spaces or compartments to add more of a “wow factor” rather than just one big open space.

The idea was great and something we haven’t seen before, but we are unsure if it should be categorized as an escape room or just an immersive theater experience type of game since we didn’t really solve any puzzles. We think with better set design, props, and puzzles this has potential to become better. 

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Disclosure: We thank Escape My Reality for comping our tickets for this game. Although complimentary admission was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.

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