The Escape Artist (Bukit Timah)

Room review: The Escape Artist: Quarantined – The Final Hour

The Escape Artist’s Bukit Timah branch is now closed.
This review is left here merely as a record.

Their description: As the last remaining survivors of a global flesh eating pandemic, you spend your days in a Biosel safehouse facility, waiting for the virus to run its course.
One day, you found out that Biosel actually have their own plans and decided to take matters into your own hands.
You suspect Professor Hito, is the mastermind and decided to sneak into his laboratory in the hope of finding more information..

Unsurprisingly for The Escape Artist, Quarantined – The Final Hour makes an effort to integrate most of its puzzles with the storyline: mostly in terms of the form they take, but sometimes in the content, too. (It’s an improvement from the original rooms at their Bukit Timah outlet, which had far more arbitrary puzzles.)

One might have a few minor quibbles with the logic, particularly in the endgame, but it’s overall a fair room that doesn’t have many artificial hindrances or unsatisfying solutions. There are also helpful hints along the way to point you in the right direction.

The room doesn’t start off too atmospheric, but it gets better. A decent experience overall, and WORTH A TRY for experienced groups or beginners.

Puzzle difficulty: 3.5/5
Puzzle logic: 4/5
Multimedia aspect of puzzles: 1/5

Atmosphere and setting: 3/5
Exciting flourishes, use of technology or physical aspects: 2.5/5
Storyline integration: 4.5/5

Their suggested number of players: 3 to 7 or 4 to 8, depending on where you check…
My suggested number of players: 3 to 5