It absolutely delivers an escape room experience, though compared to its contemporaries it opens a bit tougher than average
The Escape Room Adventure series has been pleasantly consistent through multiple iterations now. If you’re not familiar with the concept you’re placed within an enclosed series of rooms that you’ll need to solve a pretty wide variety of puzzles to work your way out of. While they’re typically a group activity the games have generally done a good job of being pretty approachable, tapping into multiple types of puzzles and generally requiring you to be pretty observant. What was a bit different for me with Subnet is that, for me, it jumped off to the races a bit quicker than its brethren. Typically I’d say it’s a good practice to throw players a bone in the first room they’re in, and allow them to get an early victory to keep playing. While perhaps the problem could just be that I was dense looking at it, this felt more like it was throwing people into the deeper end rather than giving them a chance to acclimate a little. For people who are comfortable with the challenge already that may make this an even better option, but for novices I’d say try one or two of the other titles in the series before this one.
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