Wrath of a God
Location: Newmarket, Ontario
Date Played: May 26, 2019
Team size: 4-8; we recommend 4-5
Duration: 60 minutes
Price: $25 CAD per player
Emergency Exit Rating: [A] Push To Exit
Physical Restraints: [A+] No Physical Restraints
The Cursed Temple was a well-executed tomb raid in the vein of Indiana Jones.
At 2 years old, The Cursed Temple was hardly a relic… but it wasn’t on the same level as Crypto Escape Rooms’ more recent creation, Below Zero. It established an interesting story, but didn’t see it through fully. It had strong puzzles that didn’t integrate quite as fully as those in the newer game in Crypto’s stable.
If you only have time for one game at Crypto, make it Below Zero. That said, I’d encourage you to start with The Cursed Temple. It’s well worth playing. I can’t wait to see what this company cooks up next.
Who is this for?
- Adventure seekers
- Puzzle lovers
- Scenery snobs
- Players with at least some experience
- Some really innovative puzzles
- Strong set design
Many explorers had attempted to attain Amon Kha’s cursed treasure. None had lived to tell the tale.
We had decided to go treasure hunting.
Crypto Escape Rooms’ The Cursed Temple sent us on an adventure through an Indiana Jones-esque archeological dig. The environment was designed from floor to ceiling with a wide variety of textures and a lot of details to enjoy.
Crypto Escape Rooms’ The Cursed Temple was a standard escape room with a moderate level of difficulty.
Core gameplay revolved around puzzling, observing, and making connections.
➕ The Cursed Temple’s set looked great. The inclusion of more archeological dig elements along with the temple ruins added a lot of flavor.
➖ There were some sound issues. The sound was muddy and concentrated in the wrong places. This was unfortunate because it seemed like Crypto Escape Rooms put a lot into the sound design.
➕ The puzzles were strong. One group solve really shined.
➕ Technology was cleverly integrated into the experience. Crypto Escape Room’s statue concept was revolutionary.
➕/➖ Crypto Escape Rooms established the groundwork for an interesting story. There was a beginning and an end… but too much of the story was lost in middle.
➕/➖ The final boss fight was conceptually fantastic. However, it needed a bit more to feel like a true event.
Tips For Visiting
- Parking: Crypto Escape Rooms has a parking lot.
Book your hour with Crypto Escape Rooms’ The Cursed Temple, and tell them that the Room Escape Artist sent you.
Disclosure: Crypto Escape Rooms provided media discounted tickets for this game.