February 9, 2020 - Escape Room Salem - "Outbreak II - High Voltage"


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📖 THE STORY

Dr. Conundrum was blown up into pieces during an experiment he was doing to find the cure for virus “Z”. We have an hour to “reassemble” and revive him so we can get the code for the antidote!


🎯 HIT THE BULLSEYE

  • With the owner’s “haunted house” background, it was no surprise that the room provided us with chills right from the beginning (Full Disclosure: due to a power outage the previous day, we were not able to experience the full effect of the game with the lighting and sound but from what the game master described to us, it should be eerier than what we’ve experienced).

  • This room was not linear at all and with just the two of us, there was a lot to do around the room.

  • We liked the implementation of a device that gave us the “heart pounding” moment. This made the game felt like a real-life situation.

  • The final puzzle really put all the “pieces” together. We enjoyed the originality.


🧩 MISSED THE MARK

  • Some props felt like they needed an upkeep.

  • There were no clues as to why we had to utilize something at the beginning which just felt like a “search and find” mission. We were unsure how that related to the story.

  • A puzzle had pieces that had been improperly placed which messed up the clues and confused us for a long time. This could be resolved if they can glue down the pieces or just not have the confusing numbering system that could potentially be misplaced during reset again.

  • We were able to get a key for a lock too early on in the game. For some reason the same key was able to open two locks. This really confused us for the latter puzzles as we found clues that didn’t make sense at the time.


🏹 TAKE A SHOT?

Love Frankenstein? Enjoy putting things back together? This should be on your list of to-dos when visiting the town of Salem, MA. We hope Escape Room Salem can fix the minor things mentioned above as this game has a lot of potential. Our recommended group size is 4 but it can easily fit more. The town is also very big on doing street fairs and haunts during the Halloween time frame. So, if you are a horror fan, this is where you want to be in October.


🔎 HINT

Lower your perspective...

* Check out our YouTube video above for a sneak peek of the location, interview with the owners, the rooms, and more!


** We don't want to go into detail and ruin any surprises for you, but if you'd like more information on the room, feel free to email us.


(If you do decide to try this room, please remember to let them know that "ESCAPETHEROOMers" sent you!)

Disclosure: We thank Escape Room Salem 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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