Chronos Escape Room - "Awakened"
Updated: Nov 11, 2020
📖 THE STORY
For our spare time of fun, we apparently love to explore abandoned high schools. What we did not know was that this was the playground of the infamous serial killer Freddy who murdered his classmates several years ago. Will we come out of this alive?
🎯 HIT THE BULLSEYE
Boy was this a large space to explore for just the two of us (1,500 sq. ft. to be exact)! The room’s set design was already extremely creepy looking but due to the “echoing” of the large space, it added even more intensity to the horror factor.
Discovering the hidden elements as we moved forward in the story was a lot of fun.
We liked how each room’s set design was so different. They kind of resembled different categories of class subjects and that made perfect sense since we’re in a school.
🧩 MISSED THE MARK
The hallway and outside area of the actual rooms could use some decor. It felt like it was still under construction. We think by adding decor it can bring up the immersive experience to another level.
More puzzles could be added to this room due to the enormous space it has. Often times we felt that it was wasteful to have just a single puzzle in an entire room. There’s definitely potential to make this into a 90 minute or longer room. Since you can comfortably fit over 10 people in the room, they might get out much sooner with the number of puzzles right now.
The room was very linear. If there were a large group, some players may become observers. We think it’s best to add in some more puzzles to make it less linear.
Some puzzles and props needed to be more relative to the story line. We are not exactly sure what happened at the end in terms of the ending story.
Sound effects could be added for more “wow” effects.
🏹 TAKE A SHOT?
Love haunted houses but too scared to go in because there are live actors? Well, this is your “cheat” room! I’m a scaredy-cat myself. My brain completely shuts down when I get scared. With this room, you’ll still be able to solve puzzles but still have that anxiety feeling of “someone is watching you” the entire time. We love to see what the owner will do with this room as we think it has great potential to become something really different in the industry and we hope for a 120 minute+ game!
You may have to go back and take another look.
* Check out our YouTube video above for a sneak peek of the location, interview with the owner, the room 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 Chronos Escape Room for comping our tickets for this game. Although complimentary admission was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.