By Snow & Saol
Here's another venue that decided offer online rooms. They missed the players and then there's this need to survive in these difficult times.
So we find Simon (manager and Game master) on a zoom. He is accompanied by Molly who manages the google doc they share with us and on which we find a lot of useful images (see capitals).
It is thus well prepared and accompanied that we go to rob a bank to get a HUGE diamond.
The scenery does the job, without being very immersive. There are some very beautiful and interesting elements, but it remains elements that remind us of a bank. It's not the decor that makes me dream.
We're going to start searching the place and come across a lot of closed things. There are a lot of different padlocks here and a lot of things locked (well it's still a bank). The puzzles use the elements we discover (and there are many, but their presence is not really coherent. Once we accept this fact, we really enjoy cooperating on the puzzles, moving forward in a very fluid way. We find all the cadences of an escape. For a team of beginners it can be a lot, but your Game Master will be able to guide you if necessary.
We're going through the puzzles at a frantic pace, the room isn't linear, but in the end we only have one person who can act for all of us. He doesn't help us, but he doesn't slow us down as he sometimes does. So we're having a great time. After 45 minutes we manage to get out of the bank, with a mega-dimant in our hands and no policeman around. We are rich! We'll probably spend the money to satisfy our biggest vice: getting locked up to get out after solving riddles.
In conclusion: We liked this room with good riddles very logical and with an original execution. The room is not easy and I would probably not recommend it to a group with only novices. There is a lot to do, so don't dawdle. You should also know that the room is nice to play online thanks to a good camera and a good connection we really enjoyed the game.