Amazing Escape Room (LA) - "Escape the X Corporation"
Updated: Nov 22, 2020
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📖 THE STORY
We were volunteers in a drug test experiment called "X7". We woke up in a bizarre room with strangers and none of us know how we got here. There’s a sign that says, “continue the test” and a countdown clock. This can’t be good. We needed to escape this evil X Corporation within 60 minutes…Or else…
🎯 HIT THE BULLSEYE
Various puzzles at the beginning part of the room was a lot of fun.
The mixture of lock puzzles and mag locks had a good balance.
The room was non-linear so we could work on different puzzles simultaneously.
🧩 MISSED THE MARK
The set design was fairly basic. If dimmer lighting and music could be added, it may bring out more of the mysterious factor in Corporation X.
There was hint for a puzzle in the beginning stages of the room that hinted for a sequence that the puzzle needed to be put into but for some reason a randomized input also worked for us. We think it’s best to either remove that hint or make sure the puzzle is coordinated with the hint so there will be no confusion.
A visualization puzzle in the latter part of the game was somewhat confusing. There was a good amount of repetitive usage for one puzzle. It would be great if some variation could be put into it.
Some props felt dated and need updating.
The story lacked a conclusion. We were hoping for a bigger “wow” moment as a reward for the lengthy puzzle we just solved.
🏹 TAKE A SHOT?
This room was puzzle heavy. If you don’t really care much for set design or story line and want to be challenged with various types of puzzles including multi-step ones, then you’ll be very satisfied at the end. We suggest going with more people if you haven’t played many escape rooms, but we were able to get out with just the two of us with few seconds left on the clock.
You may need to visualize it from a different angle.
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Disclosure: We thank Amazing Escape Rooms LA for comping our tickets for this game. Although complimentary admission was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.