The Escape Room Adventure series continues to provide a solid challenge, but they are getting tough to differentiate
Having played quite a few titles in this series now it has proven to be consistently reliable in providing compelling and sometimes challenging puzzles, each set in their own space and having their own general theme. The thing is, much like actual escape rooms, the veneer is generally pretty thin so the meat and potatoes of the experience is the quality of its challenges. I’d say it’s a mix of good and less good in that area here, but the complication is that answer depends quite a bit on whether you’re newer to this experience or have played a few others in the series already. For people just now discovering these puzzle adventures I’d say this is a rock-solid example of what they typically deliver, which is very little in the way of context or flair, just areas full of potential clues and sometimes challenging puzzles to work out. If you’re already familiar it’s a tougher call, as while the challenges are generally distinct it’s hard not to be struck by a certain sense of sameness, making it a tougher call. If you enjoy tickling your brain this series offers up some fun that’s very much in that direction, and this is as good an example of what the franchise has to offer as any of them, just for repeat customers there can definitely be a problem of diminishing returns.
Justin Nation, Score: