Hi again. It’s been a while.
Now, I love escape room games. My first experience was at Breakout Malaysia, and while the room looked old and the puzzles were mostly locks and keys, it was actually well-executed and sparked my passion for the game.
My second one wasn’t so good. Since then I’ve had a mix of good and bad ones (for the love of all that is holy, avoid the one on Bligh St. Not only are they lazy in themeing, they also don’t create their own puzzles).
I’ve tried Parapark, Escape Hunt, Labyrinth, the ones in Strike, Enigma, Break the Code, and of course, Mission. There are so many more I have yet to try that I am excited to try, but that would need to wait until I have some friends who would go with me.
And one day I might write in-depth reviews for the other escape room places, but this one is specifically for Mission.
I’ve heard good things about Mission, so when my friend came to visit from the States, we made plans to go there. We booked the Vampire Castle because they said it was the easiest one.
The themeing is quite good. They do try to get the furniture and other stuffs to match the feel of the era and situation. Most of the puzzles are mechanical, as in, when you do something right, a lock is automatically opened instead of having to find a key or entering an answer into a padlock.
It was a bit simple though, with only a couple of puzzles. It’s good for beginners, and I would recommend Mission for first-timers, if only because they are good and more likely to make the first-timers like escape room games (as compared to the one in Bligh St maybe).
Next we tried Dr. M. The themeing here is even better, especially for the first room. We actually got a bit creeped out. But the next few rooms weren’t scary at all. Liked the second room (because there was an incident where a friend basically jumped and rolled). The iPad took a bit long to load though. And because a friend accidentally opened the wrong door at the Vampire Castle, when we actually opened the exit door at Dr. M I thought it wasn’t the right door and then I closed it again… stupid, I know. It turned out to be right though and we got out in the end (with an extra 5 minutes given by the generous game master).
Last one I tried was the Last Order. I wanted to try the Lost Mine but thought I would need 3-4 people at least so I decided to go with Last Order.
We were actually told by a staff that the Last Order is only a one room game, but it’s rich in storytelling. It was certainly different from your typical escape room game (especially since you started the game outside of the room, haha) but it was good different. It makes you feel like you’re in a movie or a game.
I wouldn’t recommend a big group in here because it’s very linear and most likely some will be bored out of their minds while the others try to break the code. I went with only one friend and I thought it was great. I would certainly recommend this room for anyone who likes roleplaying too.
Plus the bed is quite comfy too.