Updated: Aug 1
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Company: 60out Escape Rooms
Country: USA 🇺🇸
Type of Game: Remote Escape Room
Genre: Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Date Played: 7/1/2020
Difficulty (based on 5 players): 4/10
Size of Team: 2-8 Players
Time: 60 Minutes
Price: $115 2-4 connections/$15 each additional
This was our first 60out Escape Room game but definitely not the first time we've heard of them. This company has over 27 escape games throughout their 7 locations in Los Angeles, CA. Currently they have two other remote experiences: "Miss Jezebel" and "Nautilus". They are well known in the celebrity world and have recently collaborated with NBC to produce "Celebrity Escape Room" for Red Nose Day. Today we're trying their third remote escape game "Time Machine" at their Koreantown location. We were joined by our friends Escape Mattster & Escape Room Adventurer. Our mission was to find Nikola Tesla's most valuable possession in his workspace.
We were given a zoom link and inventory portal through our email confirmation. The portal contained 360 views of the room. On the day of the game, our avatar Allison started the game with showing us an intro video. It was quite hard to hear since the audio was coming from the TV in the room. It would be nice for us to receive an intro video link through email or the portal for better sound quality. Since the 360 view doesn't zoom in, we had to rely on our avatar to show us things up close. We felt that a thorough prescan of the room would've been definitely helpful.
The set design of the room was amazing. The theme color and props had a "steam punk" feel. Some of the machines almost felt futuristic. There were definitely "wow" moments when a certain device turned on or gave us an unexpected special effect. However, since it was hard to hear the sound, we could only depend on what our avatar was showing us. It was hard to have that same excitement as we would've had if we were there in person because at times we finished a puzzle and a door or object would open but it was hard for our avatar to capture that exact moment. The puzzles were quite easy and a few had some repeated concepts. Since the room mainly focused on tech and special effects, we would've preferred to play this in person. But if you are unable to travel to LA for awhile and enjoy set design/special effects over puzzle, you might want to check out this rare opportunity as we don't know how long 60out Escape Room would keep these online experiences!
(If you do decide to try this game, please remember to let them know that you heard it from"ESCAPETHEROOMers"!)
Disclosure: We thank 60out Escape Rooms for comping our tickets for this game. Although a complimentary experience was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.