Updated: Jun 16
Video/Photos provided by CU Adventures
Company: CU Adventures
Country: USA 🇺🇸
Type of Game: Digital Escape Game
Genre: Adventure, Mystery
Date Played: 5/21/2020
Difficulty (based on 4 players): 7/10
Size of Team: Up to 6 players (Recommended 2-4)
Time: 60-120 mins
Price: $10.00 (Digital Version), $25.00 (By Mail), $115.00 (Deluxe Version)
This was the best "multiplayer platform" digital game that we've played so far. Once you downloaded the game, you were able to assign one host who would be the only that could interact with items and input codes. The other players could join in the game as companions who would be able to simultaneously receive messages as the host performed an action. The tabs on the bottom of the screen will tell you which locks haven't been opened, what files were used, and what items were still in your inventory. We also checked out the hint system and it was very well designed to give the minimal amount to push you forward.
The music provided created a nice ambiance for the game but with four of us playing on zoom, we had to opt to mute it. If you do decide to play at home or with a smaller group, definitely play the music to have the full experience. There were some documents that required some reading and as players we always try to push this job onto others. This is where we really appreciated the creators adding in the option of the voice recordings.
We loved the graphics throughout the game. The aged coloration and the decors really made us feel like we were inside an old temple. The puzzles were designed like a "search and discover". We would go from room to room to find different clues and solve various puzzles. Eventually we had to put them together and there were a lot of "aha" moments. There was one puzzle that I really enjoyed which we haven't seen used in a print and cut game yet. The use of the point and click had a nice balance with the paper portion of the game. We didn't necessarily had to cut out all the papers but it did make visualization easier. One of our teammates really enjoyed the crafting aspect of the game so we designated all the "hard work" to him. Although we eventually escaped, there were pieces of our memories that "the lost temple" entrapped forever. We can't wait to see where CU adventure takes us on their next journey!
(If you do decide to try this game, please remember to let them know that you heard it from"ESCAPETHEROOMers"!)
Disclosure: We thank CU Adventures for providing us with a sample of the game. Although complimentary experience was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.