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Legacy Escape Box - "Simulation"

Updated: Apr 29


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Company: Legacy Escape Box

Games: Simulation

Country: USA 🇺🇸

Language: English

Type of Game: Digital Escape Game 💻

Genre: Sci-Fi, Mystery

Date Played: January 4, 2023

Difficulty (based on 2 players): 7/10

Size of Team: 1-4 Players (Recommended)

Time: 60-90 Minutes

Price: $20.00


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As a computer programmer you find yourself living between two worlds…one in an official capacity…but the other is a bit more secretive. When your friend, Ezra, asks you to hack into a leading biotech company you quickly learn something darker is lurking and it appears to be creeping into both your worlds…


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Once you receive your login code via email, you will then click the link provided and type in your game key to access the introduction page. In the email provided is also a link to a hint document in case you need it.


The game starts with an introduction video to help set the stage and from there on you will be moving from web page to webpage typing in passwords, searching for clues, and clicking links available. I felt the videos that broke up the puzzling were really well done with an air of mystery, AI imagery (which fit the theme), and good voice characters. The style of this game has a vibe of the matrix but with a bit more ambiguity which I think added to the ambiance. This game requires a computer and internet to run as you will be exploring websites and loading videos.


The hint document is solid in guiding players but everything is all together. The majority of the hints and solutions are in a light grey font which makes them hard to read. The answers are in the palest of grey. I recommend when you need a hint, just copy and paste the information onto a document to help as highlighting it will not always make it easier to read.


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In terms of puzzles, I found this game did an amazing job embracing the theming with their puzzling. Puzzles range from mathematics, decoding, pattern recognition, and searching clues and they really challenge you to explore the web pages. I think one of my favourite puzzles was when that, at first, looked like a dead end but in reality contained an extremely important clue.

Puzzling in this game requires a close eye for detail. Don’t be afraid to zoom in and click all the links, inspect the web browsers, and really embrace the programmer in you. This game can be shared with your fellow players (so you can all have it open on your computers) so each person can fiddle with the page but, just remember, you will have to share with the group! Some puzzles do require outside knowledge but you don’t need an in-depth understanding.

One aspect of this game I noticed was that a puzzle that was referenced in the hint document was not included in my run-through of the game. It didn’t impede anything but it did cause me to lose momentum as I was trying to figure out what was wrong.


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“Simulation” provided a fascinating dive into a digital world that posed a lot more questions than it gave answers. I found the theme to be enriching and well executed and the puzzles were extremely appropriate. I would recommend this to digital escape players who enjoy science and maths based puzzles as well as those who just love exploring web pages in their gaming experience. The ending suggests more is to come and I am VERY curious to see what happens next…

 

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Disclosure: We thank Legacy Escape Box for providing us with samples of the game. Although a complimentary experience was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.


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