ESCAPE ROOMS- Hatch Escapes – CA

Hatch Escapes

I had the pleasure of Beta Testing a portion of this game in the early stages and then to play the full game in it’s entirety today. It is a private booking game, so bring your friends. This game is unique in it’s immersive yet pre-recorded storytelling. It’s basically another mad scientist story at the core, but it has an unusual twist as I’m sure you could tell by the name Lab Rat. There are stunning props and set design. The scenario allows for all puzzles to “fit” into the world because it’s a test subject situation which allows for much more leeway. I like that the designers tried to use all senses in the game. There were definitely a few issues with the tech during our gameplay today. The customer service was great and our game-master was outstanding! He did an incredible job and really worked to make sure the glitches didn’t ruin our experience. The flow of this game doesn’t really appeal to me personally. It is very well done and intentional, but I find this style of game a bit on the frustrating side. Don’t get me wrong, it definitely had clever moments. I quite enjoyed the physical puzzles that were plentiful. Overall I think it is a good game for all levels and ages. It is by far one of the most unique games in SoCal.