Room review: Haunted?

This review is left here merely as a record.

Their description: Every school has its own secrets. Eager to impress your seniors, you agreed to meet them at night for an orientation school party. No one showed up but you noticed a classroom with its lights on. It was a normal music room, but you realised the door was already locked when you tried to leave…

One of Lockdown’s strongest rooms, Haunted? combines multimedia aspects, a range of puzzle types, and a convincing integration of puzzles into the setting, making for an overall satisfying experience.

That third point is especially important, in my opinion. Too many escape rooms just hide their puzzles around the room, but Lockdown’s Haunted? room incorporates some of its clues naturally into the setting, for a more immersive experience. It might be the best example I’ve seen of an escape room doing this.

As usual for Lockdown rooms, it’s relatively low on frills, but there’s at least one cool moment and the sense of setting is strong. The room is also non-linear, but not punishingly so, which some players might appreciate. And despite their description above, the room isn’t particularly scary, so don’t be put off by that.

Do note that this room is located at Lockdown’s Suntec outlet, not at The Central.

RECOMMENDED for experienced teams. Beginners might find it a little tough.

Puzzle difficulty: 3.5/5
Puzzle logic: 3.5/5
Multimedia aspect of puzzles: 3.5/5

Atmosphere and setting: 4/5
Exciting flourishes, use of technology or physical aspects: 3/5
Storyline integration: 4/5

Their suggested number of players: 3 to 8
My suggested number of players: 3 to 5




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