Escape SF - "The Pegasus Project"
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Game: The Pegasus Project
Country: USA 🇺🇸
Type of Game: Digital Escape Game 💻
Date Played: 12/8/2020
Difficulty (based on 2 players): 5./10
Size of Team: 2-6 Players
Time: Approx. 90 mins - 2 hours
There's something fishy going on at Spider Technology. A few months ago, 3 of their scientists have died from accidents and just recently our undercover agent, Agent Spike, has gone silent. We think it's because of this project that they are working on called Pegasus. The W.I.S.E. agency needs your help to uncover the truth...
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This is a self guided digital game. You can only play this on your desktop (not compatible with mobile/tablet). Please note you only have 24 hours to play the game before it expires. Once you purchase the game, you'll receive a unique code to start the game. We did like the intro of the game as most games start right away in the central hub but in this case, we had to find our way into the Mission Hub.
This is the first time we've seen a game design with real 3D floor plan of a building. We were able to "enter" and "exit" out of areas to examine items and clues. The 3D design did make the game feel more realistic. However, due to the large scale of the floor plan, we had to revisit certain areas since we couldn't remember the locations of the clues. It would've been nice if there was a inventory basket where we could pick up items that we needed to solve the puzzles as we see them.
The automated chatbot was a great tool to have incase we needed hints. We used it a few times mainly because we couldn't find some of the items that were needed to solve a puzzle.
Most of the puzzles had a "search and find" vibe. There were also audio and video clues build into the hub. One video puzzle really confused us on how the final solution was achieved even after reading the hint system. We did like the "secrecy" feel on some puzzle components which needed decoding in order to reveal the "truth". It made us feel like we're detectives on scene.
This game combines a digital portal with a 3D floor plan to make you feel closer to the real world in the comfort of your home. Although it didn't have a strong puzzle component, it did give us the detective vibe. We also liked that we didn't have to go outside of the game portal for additional information. Adding an inventory basket would definitely make the game much easier to follow and improve the game flow. If you like "search and find" type of game while piecing together evidences in order to find the truth behind a mystery, then this might be the game for you!
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Disclosure: We thank EscapeSF for providing us with a sample of the game. Although a complimentary experience was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.