🚪. Complexity - A Puzzling Adventure - "The Blizzard"
Updated: Nov 29, 2020
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📖 THE STORY
You and your team are sent in to search for evidences made by a ground-breaking duo years ago on an important research discovery. You had no idea that a blizzard storm is approaching your team and you need to seek shelter right away. This is the time to sharpen your survival instincts so your team would be able to live through this storm and bring back the research evidence to base!
🎯 HIT THE BULLSEYE
Intriguing storyline and very different from a lot of the survival and rescue themed rooms we’ve played so far
All the props used were relatable to the storyline and we felt like we were in a real igloo
The lighting and ambience went well with the room design
Puzzles were mostly linear but explained the story in a reasonable order to accomplish the final goal. With that said, our recommended size for this room would be a max of 3-4 people due to the size and communication factor in the room
🧩 MISSED THE MARK
This is the first time we actually had to pay attention to the storyline from the game master for something we had to use in the room later. Perhaps there could be another hint in the room just in case the players missed it at the beginning, and it doesn’t have to count as a hint?
One game piece might need a bit of clearer instruction of what is “on” and what is “off” from the start as it was a bit confusing to figure out on our own
The hint system utilized can be heard only in one area of the room. Perhaps a speaker that can cover all areas can be installed that would make the players experience more pleasurable
For a more immersive feel to the storyline, the outside area of the door could have a bit of a “blizzard” feel before entering
Some added on wind or lowering the AC effect can also bring in a more immersive feel to the experience. Music would definitely help as well.
The ending could use some work. Perhaps an added-on sound effect for the helicopter rescue just to signify the win as we didn’t realize we had been saved until the game master came in a few minutes later saying we’ve already completed all the tasks
🏹 TAKE A SHOT?
This room reminded us of a “fantasy cartoonish world” like Disney’s "Frozen". We felt that kids would really enjoy this room due to the color, props used, and the set design. Some puzzle aspects might even be easier from their perspective as the dim lighting made some clues and colors harder for us to see. We feel that kids will have no issues identifying them. We really enjoyed putting our mindset to basic survival skills and working our steps to finally being successfully rescued!
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Disclosure: We thank Complexity for comping our tickets for this game. Although complimentary admission was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.