Into the Reliquary
Immersion – in every sense of the word!
If an immersive escape experience is what you are after, look no further! Dark Master have made a very impressive debut with Into the Reliquary. The set design is highly professional and of a quality that you would find in a movie theme park. Luckily, the giant carnivore plants in the bit of the Peruvian jungle you find yourself in aren’t real, but the water very much is. The rubber boat you see on the booking website is actually part of the game. If, like me, you’re a little clumsy, that can very quickly end in getting anywhere from slightly damp to completely soaked. I played the second half of the room with completely wet socks and fairly wet jeans. I ended up being immersed- in water, then in sand. The special effects in the room are brilliant and perfectly on theme. It is more of an active room but there are also some brainteasers in there. The technologically advanced puzzles are not fiddly and really well designed. The room is testing your basic searching skills as its easy to hide things in plain sight in a jungle. The puzzles are logical and neither too hard nor too easy. The only thing that ever so slightly took away from giving the full score was the padlocks. Some made sense, others just stood out like sore thumb in a jungle-themed room and overall, there were just too many of them. I was also a few times terrified to either drop a key either in the water or in the sand (had I mentioned yet I’m clumsy?). We can definitely recommend this venue, we have also played One Wing Airlines today (review to follow) and both rooms were great, I would however recommend doing Into the Reliquary last if you are booking multiple of their rooms and bringing a change of clothes- just in case.