The Hunt For The Crimson Fang
A member of NUTS (the Nocturnal Underground Tactical Squad) was separated from our unit. Alone, he would be easy prey for the Master and his minions. Now he desperately needs our support to get out of the master’s hiding place unharmed before he and his bloodthirsty henchmen get their hands on him.
In what category can HUNT FOR THE CRIMSON FANG be placed? That is indeed difficult! It is not a “real” avatar game, because the Game Master is not live and in real time in the room where the game is played. But at least it feels that way and some people might not even notice it. It only becomes apparent when you persistently ask the vampire hunter to do something that is not in the script. Something for which there is no pre-recorded video sequence. But luckily, that was not very often the case. The team of Castle Escapes is very well prepared for most cases and has the right answers for the most likely situations.
Some of you may not like this kind of Escape Game, because the Avatar’s possibilities of action or the instructions he can implement for the remote players are a bit limited. But for me the positive aspects and possibilities outweigh the negative ones. Good picture and sound quality, professional stage design, sound effects, special effects that partly wouldn’t have been possible in a real room (like handling dangerous objects and open fire), terrible and funny moments that alternate, encounters with freaky bloodsuckers and an original and furious finale. The experience takes place via zoom and the players have access to a photo gallery on a Google Share. The puzzles were thematic and logical, and the implementation of the solutions was often extraordinary or quite spectacular. I had a good time and I am looking forward to two more productions of Castle Escapes, which will be released in autumn.