Kill all humans?
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Date Played: March 11, 2022
Team size: 4-8; we recommend 4-5
Duration: 60 minutes
Price: $35 per player
Accessibility Consideration: One person needs a bit of agility.
Emergency Exit Rating: [A+] No Lock
Physical Restraints: [A+] No Physical Restraints
If someone told me that EVIL Robots was actually an escape room designed by Pixar, I’d believe it. This feels like it could be their work. From the look to the characters to the storytelling, it’s a really cool game.
Oh, and it’s built around a larger-than-an-adult-human animatronic robot:
Animatronics in escape rooms often feel rigid and lifeless, repeating the same movements without intention. However, that was not the case in EVIL Robots. That big robot felt alive, relevant, and actively interacting with us.
Additionally, Nemesis Club had some clever ways to adapt the difficulty of the game on the fly. Even with these affordances, there were a few places where the clue structure could be further refined. There were a few instances where it was a bit confusing as to what the game wanted from us.
Nemesis Club is one of the newer companies to watch in the escape room world, and this was their first game… which is insane. It’s so overwhelmingly strong. If I had to choose just one game from them, of their first two, I’d pick Mogollon Monster (by a hair), but the truth is, if you’re playing one, play both.
Nemesis Club is a company worth traveling to see, and they have more in the works. I cannot wait to see where they take us next.
Who is this for?
- Adventure seekers
- Story seekers
- Puzzle lovers
- Scenery snobs
- Robot or 60s sci-fi fans
- Best for players with at least some experience
- Incredible set design
- Some great characters
- Brilliant interactions
- Challenging puzzles
- Nemesis Club’s ambiance
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