GuReview - Galactic Pioneers

by Gureviewer: Theresa Wagner


Game Played On: Sunday, 10th June 2018

Recommended Team Size: 3-5 Players

Kid Friendly: Yes

Game Duration: 60 Min.

Booking Method: Online| Phone

Start Time: On Time

Who is this for: Families, Enthusiasts, Beginners, Thrill Seekers

Live Actor: No

Public Transportation: Excellent

The venue was very easy to get to from public transportation

Parking: Street parking – some

Overview Notes:

The room could easily fit 6 players, with many things to do for each player. The optimal team size would be 4 players, any less and one part of the room will not have the same wow factor.

The Venue   

Venue / Lobby Info:

The venue was very clean and interesting, with water, public restrooms, and air conditioning. Details were put into designing the entryway and various 'pre-game' areas throughout the facility. Galactic Pioneers specifically had a very interesting lobby area that players were briefed in.

Public Restrooms: Yes

Refreshments: Yes

The Game   

Game Introduction: The game introduction was done in an entry room built like a space station. Much detail work was put in this room which players only spent a few minutes in. The players are instructed to wear their space gear (chest protector) and get ready for the adventure. The video that played was great, and really got all players excited to play the room!

Operator Intro: Exciting - takes you into the story

Theme: Future / Technological

Narrative: Survive!

Main room first glance: Wow!

The main room was beautifully designed to make players feel like they were on a spaceship trying to colonize a new planet. There was a fun sense of urgency instilled throughout the game, and the set, sound, and lighting effects were brilliantly designed. This had to have been one of our favorite space games visually, as the space was beautiful.

Flow: Excellent flow - flawless and coherent

The puzzles went very well into one another, and gave good feedback. The progression made sense to our team, and we continuously knew what to do next.

Puzzles: Well thought of. Intriguing

The puzzles were perfectly on theme and well integrated in the set. These were tons of fun, inventive, and puzzles we had not seen before. Certain puzzles were harder than others, which gives more experienced puzzlers a challenge, while allowing for new players to enjoy the game and feel accomplished doing some of the easier puzzles. The split in different types of puzzles was also well designed, with some more math/logic puzzles and other hands on combination puzzling.

Game Strengths:

Set, puzzles, interactions, immersion, ending, lights, sound effects.

Game Weaknesses:

One puzzle at the very end was trickier than it needed to be with it's controller. Definitely not a big weakness, but slightly frustrating.

Hints & Clues, Debrief   

Method: Other

Quality: Excellent (They have advanced the game, built-in escalation, no answer-disclosing)

Closure & Debrief: Excellent (Catharsis)

Final Thoughts:

Galactic Pioneers is an amazing space themed game-- one of the best in the world. Our team had a blast playing through the game and could not recommend it more. Definitely bring 4 players if possible!

Did You Escape: Yes


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