Updated: Sep 16
Photos provided by Escape One Algarve
Escape One Algarve currently offers 3 remote escape rooms that you can play at home. So far we've tried "Atlantis" and "The Lab" (you can read our review HERE). Below is our review on their newest game - "Final Call".
Company: Escape One Algarve
Country: Portugal 🇵🇹
Language: English, Portuguese
Type of Games: Remote Escape Room
Genre: Horror, Zombies
Date Played: 8/30/2020
Difficulty (based on 2 players): 4.5/10
Size of Team: 1-6 Devices
Time: 60 Minutes
Price: €60.00/ game
Whenever we play a remote game with Escape One Algarve, there's always a sense of improvement and this time was no different. This horror themed zombie escape room had a few moments of dark comedy as well. Hopefully we'll be able to laugh till the end and get onto that final flight to take us out of this nightmare!
We were given a zoom link which was really only used for the introduction and the ending. The feed was clear throughout the game. Although the room had dim lighting, we were able to see everything quite well. The game was played over telescape and it was the first time we saw that they were able to build in the live feed into the inventory portal. It would be easier if you duplicated a window for just the live feed and another for the inventory since toggling through them was confusing. This integration did allow them to have more control over the sound effects for the game. It definitely was an asset for the jump scare moments. The puzzles were medium level in terms of difficulty but we definitely complicated them a few times for ourselves. Our favorite puzzle was a physical one and this was actually quite difficult to do over Zoom. But Escape One Algarve was able to set it up in a way where the players felt like they were actually maneuvering it and not simply watching the avatar.
The ending was a jaw-dropping moment for us. I guess you'll have to play it in order to find out why but boy were we glad we got onto that last flight!
(If you do decide to try this game, please remember to let them know that you heard it from"ESCAPETHEROOMers"!)
Disclosure: We thank Escape One Algarve for comping our tickets for this game. Although a complimentary experience was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.