The Team: TDM, Mr Carrot
After a pleasant day strolling around Chester’s walls stopping for several cups of tea here and there, we ended the day with a visit to one of our favourite Escape Room companies, Escapism Chester.
An old will has been uncovered from a distant relative. It explains that a vast number of jewels have been buried with them ready to be found by one of their heirs. However, it won’t be no easy task, there will be a few obstacles along the way and the crypt keeper patrols every hour.
Discover your legacy and claim what is rightfully yours!
On our last visit we’d noted just what a leap forward in quality and design their last room, The Missing, had been for Escapism Chester and we were keen to see if they’d maintained the standard.
For Legacy, from our briefing outside the room it seemed a bit of tomb robbing was in order, and once inside we found ourselves in a small graveyard facing our first goal of entering the tomb itself.
To achieve this there was a nice progression of separate but ‘connected’ paths which utilised a good variety of puzzles. These culminated in a final task which we thought we’d solved ok but then couldn’t get it to work…
It turns out we’d had the correct solution but encountered a minor tech fail. Our host, James, sorted it out quickly and without fuss though so it didn’t affect our experience at all.
Inside the tomb we found ourselves working towards what soon became a clearly defined goal. This was great as it meant we could keep a check on how far along we were, and more importantly how much we still had to do.
One puzzle caused us a small hiccup, as while I do like rooms that give a work out for some of our other senses, we had issues with this at one point. I don’t think it’s really a giveaway to say that we had to identify some smells for a puzzle, but one of the smells seemed to really overpower our noses. It wasn’t that it was stronger than any of the others, but once it flew up our nostrils we really couldn’t ‘unsmell’ it and it stopped us getting the rest as everything just smelled the same to us! Not sure if anyone else has ever had this problem, but we needed a big clue to carry on.
The theming in the room was great, though a tiny criticism would be that it could maybe do with a little more ‘weathering’ as it all looked a little too new for a crypt. I know a bit of dirt (cosmetic of course) and maybe some spray on cobwebs aren’t everyone’s idea of fun, but in a scenario such I this I think it would really help to enhance the atmosphere.
Overall, Escapism Chester have come up with another corker, and while I think I’d still say The Missing is my favourite room of theirs, Legacy definitely comes in a close second.