60out – Orion’s Ridiculous Revenge [Hivemind Review]

Update 9/14/21: If you enjoy Orion’s Ridiculous Revenge, we hope you’ll check out our interview with creator Brian Corbitt on The Reality Escape Pod.

Orion’s Ridiculous Revenge is a point-and-click adventure game, integrated with other game mechanics, created by 60out in Los Angeles, CA.

Orion the cat facing off against a rooster in Pokemon style battle.

Format

Style of Play: point-and-click adventure game that draws on puzzle hunt, scavenger hunt, and other mechanics

Required Equipment: computer with internet connection, mobile device

At one point, the game requires that you text a US number, but international players can also use Whatsapp.

Recommended Team Size: 2-4

Play Time: 60 Minutes

Price: $15 per player

Booking: book for a specific time slot

60out can run more than one group at a time in different Zoom breakout rooms. If you’re interested in playing with a large group, you can all play in the same time slot, but in different groups (breakout rooms).

Description

Orion’s Ridiculous Revenge was a point-and-click escape game set in the insane world of Miss Jezebel. You play Miss Jezebel’s cat and see the world from a cat perspective. Miss Jezebel has a mysterious “friend” over who’s up to no good. It’s up to you to come up with a purr-fect plan to save everybody.

It was functionally fairly simple, but the magic was in the humor and some less-than-usual team interactions. Note that the humor is adult and vulgar.

50 Shades of Earl Grey tea packaging.

Hivemind Review Scale

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Matthew Stein’s Reaction

Rating: 3 out of 3.

Orion’s Ridiculous Revenge is the most innovative and polished use of the Telescape inventory system I’ve seen yet, taking full advantage of Telescape’s advanced interactivity features to help create a distinctively bawdy multiplayer experience. This game takes place in the same physical and narrative space as Miss Jezebel, and Orion, “Miss Jezebel’s favorite feline,” is now the star of the show. While this game is more of a side plot than a sequel to Miss Jezebel, I’d recommend playing Miss Jezebel first if you can, as Orion’s Ridiculous Revenge is full of Easter eggs and references to the original Miss Jezebel, and many of the funniest moments won’t land quite as effectively if you’re exploring the world for the first time. Orion’s Ridiculous Revenge features ridiculous adult humor, similar in tone to Miss Jezebel, but it’s presented more through diverse puzzle content and less through open-ended improvisatory interactions. It’s a worthy counterpart to and extension of the fabulous Miss Jezebel experience.

Paws coverng parts of the original Miss Jezebel set.

Peih Gee Law’s Reaction

Rating: 3 out of 3.

The last time I had this much fun probably involved something illegal. Orion’s Ridiculous Revenge revisits the beloved, wacky world of Miss Jezebel, replete with the same raunchy comedy.

Immersion: This is a richly detailed world full of personality. The narrative is driven via a series of hilarious videos, and I love that the puzzles and answers keep you firmly in the world of Miss Jezebel. Definitely the highlight of this game.

Puzzles: The puzzles all had cheeky humor and were very fun, with a few that rewarded creativity. They’re not the most challenging puzzles, but the point here is to have fun and enjoy the humor while still having the satisfaction of solving something. I think these puzzles are perfect for more casual players.

Gamemaster: While this game still has a live host, gameplay itself is played purely on an interface, and it’s not avatar-led. That said, the videos are hilarious and full of character.

Interface: Orion’s Ridiculous Revenge is played on its own custom interface via Telescape— have I mentioned how much I love Telescape? It’s intuitive and easy to use. Puzzles magically appear on screen, and you enter answers directly into the interface. I think this is quite an innovative use of Telescape, especially combined with the videos and storyline.

Joel Smileypeacefun Reaction

Rating: 2 out of 3.

Set in the same world as Miss Jezebel, we now play the perspective of her cat on a new adventure.

At its best, 60out once more delivered on raunchy humor and great characters. I especially enjoyed the video sequences between the puzzles.

At its worst, we encountered some technical difficulties, where the gamemaster had to do some troubleshooting on the back end. The puzzles were okay but far from mind-blowing. The game content also felt a little short for a one-hour timer.

All in all, it’s a fun little game. But honestly, it’s not quite worth $15 per connection for me. I highly recommend the online version of Miss Jezebel though!

David Spira’s Reaction

Rating: 3 out of 3.

Orion’s Ridiculous Revenge lived up to its name. It was a ridiculously funny followup to Miss Jezebel. The style and gameplay were entirely different from that of Miss Jezebel… but the humor was clearly coming from the same minds. Whether that’s great or horrible is really only a function of how wholesome you are.

I’ll keep this simple. Go play this with a group of people that you’re willing to get silly and raunchy with. Don’t play for speed and don’t go for the puzzles. Go because you want to have a good time.

Beyond that, the on-boarding process was a bit awkward. We didn’t realize that 60out runs multiple teams at once from the same Zoom, in different breakout rooms. It works well for this game, but we entered the Zoom and quickly dropped because we erroneously thought we were Zoom-bombing someone else’s game. Finally, while multiple teams play at once, and it seemed like it was a race – don’t. Take your time and have fun.

Disclosure: 60out provided the Hivemind reviewers with a complimentary play.

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