GuReview - Temple Escape
by Gureviewer: rachelklepadlo
Game Played On: Friday, 28th December 2018
Recommended Team Size: 2-4 Players
Kid Friendly: See Notes
Game Duration: <=30 Min.
Booking Method: Online
Start Time: On Time
Who is this for: Families , Searchers
Live Actor: No
Public Transportation: Some
Parking: Street parking – some
Parked down the block, meters were not in effect
This game is uncomfortably dark - while not scary, keep this in mind when choosing your experience.
Venue / Lobby Info:
Before entering the building, enjoy the colorful lights around the top of the 2nd floor! It almost looks like a castle in the sky at night. Walking into the lobby, there is an elevator with clear signage directing you to the second floor. Upon the elevator doors opening, you will quickly see where you need to walk to - a receptionist desk and ample seating await you. Several video games line the wall of the waiting area. Upstairs, there is a miniature golf course and tiki bar!
Public Restrooms: Yes
Notes for People with Disabilities:
There are tripping hazards paired with low light present within this experience.
Game Introduction: Solve ancient puzzles and release the skull! Sounds easy enough, right?!
Operator Intro: Interesting
Narrative: Carry out a Heist
Main room first glance: Looks Good
The game begins in a very dark, tomb like room. You quickly will discover a friendly explorer that did not make it out in time! Creepy and dark, but not scary, the space is begging to be explored.
Flow: Not that good. A bit confusing
The low lighting paired with search/logic leaps makes for a frustrating experience.
Puzzles: Good puzzles
This is a search heavy experience, with only a handful of actual puzzles present. Actual puzzles were moderate in difficulty.
beautiful set design
Too dark with no alternative light sources - tripping hazards present - game flow feels unfinished
Hints & Clues, Debrief
Quality: Good (things made sense)
Closure & Debrief: OK
With their unique use of space (all game entrances are visible from the waiting area) and their 'full line of entertainment' approach, they are a welcome addition to the area. Temple Escape is good for larger teams of 3-4 players that are willing to explore small spaces in the dark. Some additional light sources are needed, as well as some game flow modifications to make this game live up to it's full potential.
Did You Escape: No