From the get-go, I got the feeling that this room would be something special. The effective introduction got us into the right frame of mind, and the hint system is in theme with the room, something which I haven’t really seen elsewhere in Singapore. There is a nice little twist that the staff introduced to us before the start of the game, and was essential to progress in the room.
Technology is top notch, and used to great effect. The room is a little reminiscent of the apartment, with several well-timed triggers throughout the game. More importantly, everything is there for a purpose and the tech is seamlessly integrated into the storyline. More and more things that originally seemed decorative became involved in the adventure as we moved along, and we really felt like investigators in a mystery. Technology is also used to develop the paranormal aspect of the story, which led to a stunning moment in the game. The best part is that everything worked, which isn’t even close to a certainty in most high tech rooms around here.
The puzzles are logical and flow along with the storyline. Everything you do has a purpose in advancing the storyline, to quite an extent you don’t get elsewhere. Instead of being almost purely executional like most other high tech creepy rooms, the puzzles presented here are varied and pose a decent intellectual challenge.
To add on, this room has multiple endings, depending on the actions you take throughout the game! This is the first time I’ve seen such a thing in an escape room, which added to the wow factor. It doesn’t seem like an obvious choice would be made during the game, but it exists, and to varying degrees as well. The room isn’t replayable, unfortunately. Also, the owners have introduced a nightmare mode (extra special effects) and easy mode (for beginners), which is also something new and very thoughtful of the owners. Our team played the nightmare mode, which is really atmospheric and impressive, but overall not too scary. This room has a generous 90 minute time limit, and appropriately features enough content.
The staff are extremely friendly and are willing to discuss your experience after the game, which is always nice. This room is good for 4-5 players, and is really spacious. You could even accommodate up to 8 if you like (the puzzles aren’t entirely linear, which is a good thing).
To sum it up, this is one of the best escape rooms I’ve ever played. Nearly nothing comes close, especially in terms of immersion and overall cohesiveness. It is a must play! I’m looking forward to their upcoming two rooms.
Overall enjoyment: 10/10