Amazing Escape – The Cabin [Review]

“I will murder you with stories of my childhood.”

Location: Norcross, GA

Date Played: March 23, 2018

Team size: up to 8; we recommend 2-4

Duration: 60 minutes

Price: from $25 per ticket

Ticketing: Public

REA Reaction

The Cabin was a standard escape room in a dark, creepy setting. The darkness was the most challenging aspect of the game. While the story didn’t quite work, the vibe came through strongly.

If you’re a local and excited to play in the dark, check this one out.

In-game: A typewriter beside an exposed glowing lightbulb in an otherwise dim room.

Who is this for?

  • Best for beginners
  • People who like a little bit of creep factor

Why play?

  • The intro video
  • A fun teamwork sequence

Story

We’d gotten lost in the woods and stumbled upon a cabin. Once trapped inside, we realized the proprietor might not be such a kind soul, and should he return… we’d rather he didn’t.

In-game: Ceramic bottles and a fish in a dim room.

Setting

The Cabin was dark. There were a few pieces of furniture and some props to make it vaguely like a study. Mostly, I remember that it was dark.

Gameplay

Amazing Escape’s The Cabin was a standard escape room with a low level of difficulty.

Core gameplay revolved around searching and making connections.

Analysis

+? Amazing Escape opened The Cabin with a humorous intro video that was remarkably similar to the one at THE BASEMENT in Los Angeles.

– The Cabin required a lot of searching in barely any light. We found plenty of flashlights, but this was more annoying than entertaining.

– The early puzzles emerged by way of some childhood stories. This attempt at narrative didn’t quite work.

+ We might have been lost in the woods, but one fun puzzle series gave us some direction.

– The Cabin ended abruptly. We were surprised when we realized we were finished.

Tips for Visiting

  • Parking: There is parking out front.

Book your hour with Amazing Escape’s The Cabin, and tell them that the Room Escape Artist sent you.

Disclosure: Amazing Escape provided media discounted tickets for this game.

Amazing Escape – The Virus [Review]

Scope out this lab.

Location: Norcross, GA

Date Played: March 23, 2018

Team size: up to 8; we recommend 2-4

Duration: 60 minutes

Price: from $25 per ticket

Ticketing: Public

REA Reaction

The Virus augmented typical escape room gameplay with some nifty gadgets. While the gamespace wasn’t particularly inspired, the puzzle flow worked well. We recommend this escape room for beginners.

If you’re a local looking to get into escape rooms, try this one out.

In-game: A lab environment with lockers and lights glowing red and blue.

Who is this for?

  • Puzzle lovers
  • Kids at heart (lots of fun toys)
  • Best for beginners

Why play?

  • Fun toys

Story

Deep in this underground laboratory we needed to find an anti-virus and save the world.

In-game: Lab coats hanging on a wall beside a digital keypad and a world map.

Setting

The set mainly consisted of low lighting and built-in furniture of the counter-and-cabinets variety. It was pretty standard lab escape room.

Gameplay

Amazing Escape’s The Virus was a standard escape room with a low level of difficulty.

Core gameplay revolved around searching and applying different tools to solve puzzles.

Analysis

+ The Virus was at its best when we were manipulating different gadgets to further the gameplay.

– The more cerebral puzzles were pretty basic, though frequently unintuitive.

– In one section of The Virus, we were surprised and confused by a rather eye-catching red herring.

+ The antidote was beckoning to us. It was the most aesthetically pleasing prop in the gamespace. That added a bit of excitement to the culmination of our mission.

Tips for Visiting

  • Parking: There is parking out front.

Book your hour with Amazing Escape’s The Virus, and tell them that the Room Escape Artist sent you.

Disclosure: Amazing Escape provided media discounted tickets for this game.