• Cici Cao

Vector Escape Games - "Island Paradise"

Updated: Nov 11, 2020


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📖 THE STORY


We were finally going on a vacation! Of course, with our luck we would end up on a cannibal island. Hopefully we’ll be able to escape before becoming dinner!

🎯 HIT THE BULLSEYE

  • Room design felt very tropical. Our first observation felt like we were on a deserted island and one of us was locked up in the locals’ hut.

  • Props used were all relative to the story line.

🧩 MISSED THE MARK

  • There was a good amount of red herrings in this room.

  • Some maglocks could use some updating. We had to try a few times and jiggle a bit for some to work.

  • A lot of the puzzles were difficult due to the” time-consuming” factors but not really logically hard. One particular one was really difficult to visualize as the puzzle does take time and a part of your body will actually become painful.

  • Some puzzles weren't relative to the story.

  • Since there are two rooms in play, it would be great to see the lighting and atmosphere change a bit (maybe one being bright and the other dimmer and more mysterious feel) and perhaps if music could change as well as time went on, it’ll add to the immersive feel of the game.

🏹 TAKE A SHOT?


We like the concept of the story. We were not particularly fond of the puzzles (Full disclosure: we actually skipped the one we mentioned above that was very time consuming since we’re late for our next appointment). Some puzzles felt like they were just prolonging the game (i.e. jigsaw puzzles). This is just our opinion but if you really enjoy jigsaw puzzles and “connecting” things, you’ll be really good at this room. We think there’s potential here to make the room better as we really like the “versus” feel of the two rooms and then coming together at the end as a team. We hope the puzzles could get more creative and connect with the story line more. We did peek at their “The Inheritance” room and it looked pretty amazing. Take your pick as they have three choices there and I’m sure you’ll find right one for you!  


🔎 HINT


Something may be buried pretty deep. Search thoroughly. 

* 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.


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Disclosure: We thank Vector Escape Games for comping our tickets for this game. Although complimentary admission was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.

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