OMEscape

OMEscape

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3 opinie

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US 1

Stany zjednoczone: 1. miejsce

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9/10

Firma OMEscape posiada 11 pokoi. By je odwiedzić potrzebujesz 690 minut. [więcej]

11 11 pokoi

3 3 oddziały

Opis firmy

Firma OMEscape posiada 11 pokoi. By je odwiedzić potrzebujesz 690 minut.

Adres oddziału New York

New York

325 W 38th St New York, NY 10018

Pokoje dostępne w oddziale New York

Adres oddziału Richmond

Richmond

5327 Jacuzzi Street, Suite 3H

Pokoje dostępne w oddziale Richmond

Adres oddziału San Jose

San Jose

625 Wool Creek Drive, Suite E, San Jose

Pokoje dostępne w oddziale San Jose

Ostatnie opinie

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Globtroter
268 pkt

104 opinie

Sorcerer's Sanctum

16.10.2019 | data wizyty: 27.09.2018

Swistakk 104 opinie

Very good room. If anybody is fed up with Potter rooms - keep calm, this isn't one. It has very nice set design, high production value, nice puzzles and some of them are quite original. We really had a lot of fun there. One aspect of one puzzle was super confusing and it didn't make sense at all to any of us even after GM tried to explain it, but fortunately we could have just ignored it and solve the puzzle without it. If I recall correctly we escaped without hints with not much time to spare.

Minimum number of people declared by owners is 6 people, but I think it should be physically possible to do it with 4 people. Maybe if you really want to do this room then contact the owners and see what you can get. By the way, this room has private booking, not public booking as indicated here.

As kind of a pioneer of writing reviews on USA version of lockme let me make use of the grading scale adjusted to explanations associated with them. I grade it 9/10, I think "This room was great - it had great puzzles, theme and service and it surprised me in some way." describes well our experience, however on Polish site where grades are highly inflated, I would rate 10/10 ;p.

In my new rating scale that I decided to adapt (1-horrible, 2-ok, possibly flawed, 3-good, worth doing, 4-very good, 5-extraordinary) I grade this at:
Set design: 4
Puzzles: 4
Something original: 4
Did I have fun?: 4

Ocena ogólna: 9/10

Obsługa: 10/10

Klimat: 10/10

Poziom trudności: Średni

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Globtroter
268 pkt

104 opinie

BEST ESCAPE ROOM I'VE EVER BEEN TO

16.10.2019 | data wizyty: 12.09.2018

Swistakk 104 opinie

I visited this room more than a year ago and my counter of escape rooms I visited is at 128 currently and this is still at the first place on my list. We were there as a group of six and we all loved the experience. We were so excited by it that some of us even were speaking for an hour about smallest details in this escape room the next day which didn't happen for me even for other best escape rooms I've been into.

What did we love in this escape room that much? It's hard for me to express clearly since it doesn't have, for example breath-taking set design, decorations or wow effects. Moreover I can imagine that both beginning and ending may end up being frustrating for some groups since you may feel lost or lack feedback at some points. I think what we loved in this game was mainly great puzzles, scenario of events happening throughout the game or in other words flow of the game and immersive storyline.

Up to this day I remember some puzzles that stuck out for me as strikingly original and great ideas. But be aware that this is a room for experts, difficulty is set at 5/5 not for no reason. We were a group of six where I was the only experienced player (~40 at that point). Other people were rather beginners (<10 rooms or even 2 rooms), but clever guys. We spent there 72 minutes (thanks for letting us play a bit longer) and didn't escape, but we were very close to it, just one execution mistake separated us from escaping. We took one hint along the way, but this was to logical puzzle as well.

Game is designed in such a way, that excitement gradually rises along the way. Start is pretty slow and I have to admit we felt a bit lost for some amount of time. However once we got grasp of what is happening it became really an absorbing experience for us. I have to admit that I didn't really get what the backstory is about, but I really "felt it" at the end of the game and after playing this room I came to a very unexpected to me conclusion that thrillers/asylums is exactly my favorite theme.

It is worth mentioning that even though minimum number of players is set at 6 by OMESCAPE, physical restraint is put at 5 people. If you have a group of 5 people I bet you can play this room, just contact the company beforehand to make sure they allow it (4 players would already be impossible).

However while searching through the net I unfortunately spotted that other people that visited this escape room were not really sharing an enthusiasm we got. Some of them were calling puzzles either tedious or lacking logic, however I can safely say this is not true. While we were far from having a great time (I recall record time was something like 30-35 mins) we basically solved almost everything as I described before. My suspicion is that this is caused by a fact that this is a room for experts, and by definition the average player is not an expert. And I agree this is not a room for your casual Januszes and Grażynas (excuse me my Polish joke), difficulty level is indeed pretty high, but I assure you every single thing there is logical. And even excluding puzzles I can see why even experienced players may not be amazed by this room as much as we were, it doesn't have top tier decorations etc, but overally this was a blast for us for many reasons I mentioned.

In my new rating scale that I decided to adapt (1-horrible, 2-ok, possibly flawed, 3-good, worth doing, 4-very good, 5-extraordinary) I grade this at:
Set design: 3
Puzzles: 5
Enthusiasts recommendation: 4
Did I have fun? (independent of others): 5
Total grade: 5

Ocena ogólna: 10/10

Obsługa: 10/10

Klimat: 10/10

Poziom trudności: Bardzo trudny

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Globtroter
268 pkt

104 opinie

Pandemic Zero

21.06.2019 | data wizyty: 29.08.2018

Swistakk 104 opinie

This was the first room that me and my friends visited during our summer stay in California. I have already been in quite many escape rooms before, but this was relatively new experience for most of my friends (they either did none or just a few before).

This room had really nice production value, decorations were looking really well, I think this was the strongest side of this escape room. We were also shown introductory movie before the game that was well prepared as well.

Riddles were quite nice and logical. Room was mostly linear (but not completely) which I am not a fan of, especially if room is allowed for 6 people. I think number of riddles could be increased. Level of difficulty was not too high, we managed to escape in 36 minutes.

This was a really nice experience, my friends definitely liked it and they were eager for more. As a result we visited Sorcerer's Sanctum which we liked even more and Joker's Asylum that was THE BEST ESCAPE ROOM I HAVE EVER BEEN (my counter is at 92 escape rooms currently). However these 3 games were during 3 different visits, not all in one day :). As kind of a pioneer of writing reviews on USA version of lockme let me make use of the grading scale adjusted to explanations associated with them. I grade it 8/10, I think "This room was very good - I had a great time playing and enjoyed every aspect of it." describes well our experience, however on Polish site where grades are highly inflated, I would rate it probably 9/10 or even 10/10 ;p.

By the way, it is not true that this company uses public booking as indicated here (which is obviously good).

Ocena ogólna: 8/10

Obsługa: 10/10

Klimat: 10/10

Poziom trudności: Łatwy