REMOTE: EXIT NOW - "Horror Hotel"
Updated: Dec 10, 2020
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Company: EXIT NOW
Game: Horror Hotel
Country: Greece 🇬🇷
Language: English, Greek
Type of Game: Remote Escape Room 🗣
Date Played: 6/9/2020
Difficulty (based on 3 players): 5/10
Size of Team: Up to 6 devices
Time: 90 Minutes
Price: €60 per game (team)
We played a bunch of horror themed remote escape room in the past, but this one really got us! It's very difficult to express "horror" remotely but EXIT NOW did a fantastic job through character play and set design.
Our mission started with an agent intro outside an abandoned building. Our avatar informed us that they had lost contact with the previous agent and we needed to investigate this creepy place to find out what had happened to her/him. It may not look like it from the outside, but this place was massive! I had a mix feeling of wanting to do this in person and glad I was behind my trusty "computer screen shield". We were amazed at how much flexibility they had with bypassing some of the safety issues when building this set. We would've loved to try out some of these fun props in person (probably prefer not to be chased by a psycho with a chain saw though). My brain just stop functioning in scary situations. I would've probably ended up hiding in one of the rooms and never moved. Even during the remote play I let out a few screams.
There weren't as many puzzles in the online version of this game but we were occupied by other "fun" elements the entire time. Ninety minutes flew by and we wanted more! The ingenious usage of the inventory list (although it might've been easier if we could see it on the side screen but we just took a screen shot with our phone and that worked well throughout the game) as the agent's tools and to think outside of the box on how you would use them in a real life situation was already a puzzle on its own. Both the avatar and the "characters" did an awesome job leading us through this escape. The special effects were also amazing. At times you couldn't even see what was in front of you and suddenly, you might have a "visitor" in the fog. This was also the first time we're able to hear the background music and that added to the suspense.
At the end of the game, we felt like survivors from "Saw". If you are into horror and immersive theater, you don't want to miss this game. It's as REAL as it gets.
(If you do decide to try this game, give us a shoutout or tag us on social media so we know you heard it from "ESCAPETHEROOMers"!)
Disclosure: We thank EXIT NOW for comping our tickets for this game. Although a complimentary experience was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.