In the year 2098, dream sharing technology is a medicine used to treat patients who have mental disorders. Now you and your group of best engineers are hired to operate the machine to bring a very important figure, who is currently unconscious, back to the reality……
Location: Chronos Escape Room
Address: 676 Fairplex Dr, Pomona, CA 91768
Parking: Parking lot in-front of escape room
Price Paid: $30 per person
Date Completed: February 25, 2018
Number of Escape Artists: 5 (including 1 newbie)
Hint System: Unlimited hints via Walkie Talkie
Result: ESCAPED! - 49 minutes 31 seconds
Fun Factor: 3
Note. For OVERALL means, 1 = WTF?; 2 = Take a gander; 3 = You can book it; 4 = You should book it now; 5 = OMG! You should've booked it yesterday!
- Recommend 3-4 escape artists
- Mental health topic
- Puzzles were on the easy side
- Good use of technology
Our game master was not personable as he introduced us to the room. He may have had a long night, however, his energy and attitude did affect our initial feelings heading into the escape room. When we asked for a hint he did not give us vague hints, but rather he told us straight up how to do the puzzle. It was kind of a bummer! We were so close to understanding the puzzle and we just needed a little hint.
The escape room itself was unique. The craftsmanship aspect of the escape room was sub-par. It wasn't anything out of the ordinary. The first puzzle was the best because it was high tech. The following puzzles were good. Individuals who are experienced with logical puzzles will do great in this room. There was a sense of disconnection when we transitioned from the first room to second room(s). The first room was very structured and the second room was just all over the place. There maybe a reason for that, however, it would've been better to have felt some consistency to the flow of the escape room.
Overall, the conclusion of the room didn't have quite that adrenaline and sense of accomplishment we usually feel at the end of an escape room. Though unique, there were too many shortcomings for it to be a great escape room.