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Company: The Hidden Hour
Country: India 🇮🇳🇮
Type of Game: Digital Escape Game
Genre: Detective, Murder Mystery
Date Played: 7/13/20
Difficulty (based on 2 players): 4/10
Size of Team: Unlimited
Time: 60 Minutes
Price: Rs. 199/ per Login (Approx $2.64)
We were called in to investigate the murder of a business tycoon on Flight 9032. It seemed like there were a bunch of suspects, each with a different motive. Will we be able to solve this mystery before times runs out?
This game had a detailed intro video of what was about to happen. The detective work started from the beginning when the victim began his travel. It then went into detail on who he met, what he ate, etc...It also provided a nice conclusive ending. We felt like we were reliving the memory of the victim through discovered clues from solving the puzzles. For people worried about the usual long reading aspect in a murder mystery, this game had none. It was also quite convenient for them to incorporate the tools we needed to solve the puzzles in the game (i.e. normally we would have to google a decipher website but in this case the link was provided). Our only suggestion would be to add some music or sound elements to enhance the story development.
We played the game on separate devices and talked with each other through Pub Hub. It was easy to split the puzzle load and work on different parts. The puzzles were not too difficult and we completed the game in about 38 minutes or so with no hints. Since the timer does count down, you'll probably want to use a self guided hint if you get stuck (if you want to see the ending). "Flight 9032 - Murder Mystery" was a digital game that had a lot more puzzles that other murder mystery game we've played. We preferred this type of game design as we felt more involved and was able to use various types of "tools" rather than just deductive reasoning through alibis from suspects. The best part about this is the conversion rate of rupee to USD. Where are you able to find entertainment for an hour for $2.64?
(If you do decide to try this game, please remember to let them know that you heard it from"ESCAPETHEROOMers"!)
Disclosure: We thank The Hidden Hour 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.