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Company: Live Quest Games
Country: Germany 🇩🇪
Language: English, German
Type of Game: Digital Escape Game
Genre: Detective, Murder Mystery
Date Played: 7/25/2020
Difficulty (based on 2 players): 5.5/10
Size of Team: Unlimited
Price: €19/ Team
Warning: Don't play this game if you are hungry. The intro video will make you want to order pizza right away. We got a nice background story at the beginning informing us about the town and Frederico's pizzeria. Sadly, a murder happened and evidences are linking it back to the pizzeria. We needed to solve the mystery and save our beloved pizzeria.
The game was build around an intriguing story line that unraveled as you dug deeper into Frederico's personal life. This game was meant for players who love reading murder mysteries, digging out dirt from various social medias, uncovering secret email accounts and voicemails, etc. If you were expecting logic puzzles or ciphers, this is not the game for you. There's an online portal where you'll be to enter the series of questions that were related to the murder. We felt that the answers were too general and it was difficult to know if it was supposed to be a sentence or a word. It would be more helpful to set one answer and give hints on how many letters or how many words instead of being so general. We felt that in this case a final solution was also needed on top of the hint system as when the hint system wasn't helpful, we were unable to proceed with the game and had to email the company and wait for their response. Since there were many tabs and items that opened up as the game went on, it was difficult to come back to the game and have to remember the passwords and websites that we previously opened. Although we had some issues with the flow of the game, we did ultimately enjoy the story. It was like reading a murder mystery novel but with added "colors" from photos and videos as enhancers. This made us feel closer to the characters and the "realness" of the story.
(If you do decide to try this game, please remember to let them know that you heard it from"ESCAPETHEROOMers"!)
Disclosure: We thank Live Quest Games 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.