Updated: 6 days ago
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Company: Emergency Exit Escape Games
Country: United Kingdom 🇬🇧
Type of Game: Remote Escape Room
Date Played: 10/3/2020
Difficulty (based on 5 players): 7.5/10
Size of Team: Up to 6 Connections
Time: 90 Minutes
After barely getting ourselves out alive from "Exorcist" at Crowley Manor, we decided to go back for a second time. This time we wanted to see if we could escape from "The Beast". Why you ask? Because we are the bravest ghost hunter crew known to ourselves and we have a "reliable" leader Ronnie and his sidekick Liam to lead the way.
This adventure was played on Zoom with two avatars. After an intro video, the experience started right away. Like last time, Ronnie led us into a creepy house (regretting his decision right after he entered) and gave us an overview. We really enjoyed the way he portrayed his character as he's not just showing us the room but giving us a history and knowledge on the things we see. You'll also pick up subtle hints on puzzles from his stories without realizing that he's giving them to you. This was also why we felt an inventory portal wasn't really necessary in this game as he'll give you close up shots on the clues needed along with a back story that leads to the next chapter.
The set design was quite spooky. I would be scary if I was playing there in person. The rooms were quite dark so you'll definitely need to ask Ronnie to search thoroughly and rely on the camera man's light to be able to visualize better. We really enjoyed this setup as it illustrated the eeriness of the room but also made us feel like we're on a ghostbuster reality TV show.
The puzzles and story line were closely tied together to make us feel like the rituals, sacrifices, and demons were all real. If felt like if we mistakenly released something or did not save something in time, we would be doomed forever. I don't know how Ronnie was able to add humor into all of this but there were definitely moments of laughter during the game. If you ask me which room was scarier, my answer would be: "Exorcist made me scream three times and The Beast only got me once." Regardless both games were very memorable to us and on the top of the list for our remote escape room category. Additionally, we heard a secret that they're in the works for something special and we can't wait to find out what it's going to be!
(If you do decide to try this game, please remember to let them know that you heard it from"ESCAPETHEROOMers"!)
Disclosure: We thank Emergency Exit Escape Games for comping our tickets for this game. Although a complimentary experience was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.