By Snow & Saol
470 escapes of which 34 on line and I have never seen / heard or experienced anything similar!
Online venues give us the opportunity to play in lots of countries we probably won't go to anytime soon. Today we played in Latvia and that's so cool isn't it?
When I filled in the "lost or won" box of the blog, I wanted to put in lost, because yes, we lost time and money. You know what? I don't want to waste even more time my opinion will be shorter than usual.
To sum up: We are received by a totally hysterical girl who spends her time shouting her enthusiasm (but really all the time) about the zoom of the venue.
She lost us from the very first seconds.
Let me explain: it is she who played the room in our place. She opens things (we didn't understand how), then slows down the rhythm by not being able to do something very simple. And all this time she yells at us to encourage us and congratulate us.
I'll give you an example: she used to make screens to put them on our whats app, it allows us to work on puzzles. When I say it she starts screaming that I'm great, that we're all great. It was right after she screamed that a jacket was "very scary, oh soooo scary".
We finished the room after 35 minutes. She did what she could to delay us, because there were only 2 or 3 puzzles and 3 or 4 manipulations in this adventure. What I regret is that there were one or two nice things that must have been hard to create, but we couldn't even savour them because she was screaming right away, not letting us enjoy the action.
Honestly we spent 35 minutes on a zoom with someone screaming and we couldn't take it anymore. I'm afraid that was her way of setting the mood.
There was something else that really bothered me: we realised that we were recorded during the whole game. We asked him why? She told us that no, we weren't filmed. Then we got a written message after the game telling us that it's to improve... well, I don't like being filmed without knowing it, and I let it be known.
The room itself wasn't great, but there were some good ideas, but the experience was really spoiled by this hysterical GM (with no link to the story), by the way, speaking of story, I thought I was looking for an antivirus, finally we defused a bomb, I didn't understand everything.
She'll explain that the venue proposes 2 or 3 other adventures (I wasn't listening too much anymore) ... thanks, but no thanks.