RC Escape Room Games - "A Christmas Carol"
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Company: RC Escape Room Games
Game: A Christmas Carol
Country: United Kingdom 🇬🇧
Type of Game: Digital Escape Game 💻
Date Played: 1/9/2021
Difficulty (based on 6 players): 5/10
Size of Team: 2-10 Players
Time: 60 Minutes
Price: £12.49 (£2.50 of every payment will be donated to The Big Issue Foundation)
Scrooge seems to enjoy living off of other people's miseries. On Christmas eve, three spirits decided to teach him the right ways...Hopefully we'll be able to change Scrooge?
🆃🅷🅴 🅶🅰🅼🅴 🅿🅻🅰🆈
One game voucher is good for a team of up to 10 players. The team leader (whoever enters the portal first) will be the one to start the game once all team members are in place. The game is played on their own digital platform. There's music to add ambience but you also have the option to turn it off if it takes the concentration away from solving puzzles. This is a great option to have especially when playing with groups. An improvement they had on this platform versus their previous game is that now the players are able to roam around freely and any actions they perform will not affect another player's game screen. The game is still synced in a way where if one person enters a correct password, the next "scene" will unlock for the entire team. This really enhanced the team building experience. The video components in the game was a nice way to tie up the storyline.
The puzzles were designed in a linear way mainly due to the fact that the game is synced. So if someone else opens something in another room, the other players may lose out on the action. Our team did feel that because we're able to roam around, it felt like that option was defeating its purpose. It would be great if the creators can add in some "Easter Egg" hunts or "search and find" elements so that if a teammate did not want to be stuck on solving the same puzzle as everyone else, they still have something do while "roaming" around. Some puzzles also felt like it was only meant for one person to operate on rather than the whole team as it got quite confusing with everyone dragging at the same time. There's one puzzle that we felt like needed a "bypass" option in case players are unable to get to the "solution" as it's not something the hint system could assist with. Lastly, if you love Math, you might just become the hero of the team!
We've played a few of RC Escape Room Games already ( "The Curse of Amberly Manor" and "The Sapphire Project" and we love that they always take in feedback from the previous game and make the next ones better. This platform was another big improvement from the last game. We really enjoyed being able to have a synced game but still able to do our own things independently. It's also great that they're able to come out with creative themes that so different from one another. I wonder what theme they are working on next?
(If you do decide to try this game, give us a shoutout or tag us on social media so we know you heard it from "ESCAPETHEROOMers"!)
Disclosure: We thank RC Escape Room Games for providing us with a sample of the game. Although a complimentary experience was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.