Game #1,000 🤯
Location: East Rutherford, NJ
Date Played: May 23, 2022
Team size: up to 8; we recommend 3-4
Duration: 60 minutes
Price: $42.99 per player
Emergency Exit Rating: [A+] No Lock
Physical Restraints: [A+] No Physical Restraints
The Depths was my 1,000th escape room… and I know that this must be a crazy thing to read, because it’s pretty strange to write. Over the past 8 years I’ve had a front row seat to a rapidly developing and evolving industry that has branched into so many interesting directions.
Over the course of my career as a player and critic, The Escape Game emerged as the standout escape room chain. Their ability to produce and maintain a quality product has allowed them to attract an audience of both new and experienced players… a rare feat. Players who are in the know are aware that escape room chains are not usually where you want to spend your time or money… but game after game, The Escape Game continues to show that they refuse to jump the shark. Speaking of which, let’s talk about The Depths.
The Escape Game’s new submarine adventure presented a clean and refined experience, both in terms of aesthetics and game design. Everything looked and felt solid.
We had some gripes with lighting in the second act, and the final puzzle felt under-developed… but then we learned that a new ending had already been created for this game, so I get the impression that this issue is already resolved or will be soon. We’ll update when we get the chance to replay it.
Overall, The Depths was a great escape room that didn’t take many risks. It’s enjoyable for established players, and it would be a fantastic game to take newbies to… which I plan to do. If you’re near an Escape Game location, it’s always worth checking out which games they are offering. If they have The Depths on the docket, I’d recommend booking it.Continue reading “The Escape Game – The Depths [Review]”