Saturday, June 19, 2021

Escape From the Science Lab of Shifting Rules - SCRAP - Remote

"♫ You've got me turning up and turning down and turning in and turning 'round "


NOTE: I received a special discount on this game.
If you're not familiar with my reviews, click here for some notes and definitions...
Room name:
Escape From the Science Lab of Shifting Rules
Location:
SCRAP, Tokyo (Japan) (https://realescapegame.jp/)
# of Players:
1-6 (Played with 6)
Duration:
60 min (of active play)
Multi-Room:
Yes
Interface & Controls:
Remote play (Zoom)
Language:
English (originally in Japanese)
Hints:
Special (Delivered by your in-game avatar)
Tally:
13 Locks, 20 Deductions, 15 Tasks
Official Description:
Today is the day the craziest invention gets revealed to the world. The ‘machine which changes our world’s scientific laws’.
As a fellow distinguished inventor of gadgets, you were invited to the online press conference for the announcement of this latest invention. However, what appeared on the other side of the screen was pure chaos! Fish were floating in the air, rain was flowing in reverse from floor to ceiling, a chair was merged with the wall.... And in the middle of it all was a single humanoid AI robot, flustered, and pleading for your help. “The invention has gone out of control, altering our world’s rules of physics! In just 60 minutes, these effects will spread worldwide and cause mass disruption! Please help me stop the machine and return things to normal!”
Can you work with the AI robot to alter the rules, stop the machine, and save the world?
Played in:
Spring 2021
Made it?
YES - With less than 10 seconds left - no hint used
Verdict:
I had really been interested in playing this game. However, the timing wasn't great for my regular group, and I ran into trouble trying to convince my friends that this "6 players recommended" experience would be worth it. As weeks went by, I grew increasingly worried that I'd miss it, since the company runs on a month-by-month basis, never sure how long the game would last.
That is to say that when enthusiasts from the other side of the globe asked if I'd want to join them - for free - I pretty much jumped on the opportunity. 😁
While it's true the game looks and feels like a Zoom-based, avatar-led Escape Room, its core mechanics are reminiscent of a video game. Without saying too much, most of the experience is about changing the laws of physics within the room (đŸ˜Č) and transforming objects into others (re-đŸ˜Č).
So yeah, the game was as innovative and fun, just as I expected. I can also see why playing with larger groups is recommended - not only do you share the room's fixed price, you also get more brainpower to come up with all the lateral thinking you can have. When it comes to weird ideas, the more, the merrier!
Lessons Learned (or re-learned):


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NOTE: J'ai reçu un rabais spécial pour cette salle.
Si vous n'ĂȘtes pas un habituĂ© de ce blog, cliquez ici pour quelques explications et dĂ©finitions...
Nom de la salle:
Escape From the Science Lab of Shifting Rules
Emplacement:
SCRAP, Tokyo (Japan) (https://realescapegame.jp/)
# de joueurs:
1-6 (jouée avec 6)
Durée:
60 min (de jeu actif)
Multiple:
Oui
Interface et contrĂŽles:
Jeu Ă  distance (Zoom)
Langue:
Anglais (japonais Ă  l'origine)
Indices:
Spécial (Donnés par votre avatar dans le jeu)
DĂ©comptes:
13 verrous, 20 déductions, 15 tùches
Description officielle:
(Voir version anglaise)
Jouée durant:
Printemps 2021
RĂ©ussie?
OUI - Moins de 10 secondes restantes - aucun indice utilisé
Verdict:
J'avais vraiment envie d'essayer ce jeu, depuis un certain temps dĂ©jĂ . HĂ©las, le timing n'Ă©tait pas idĂ©al avec mon groupe rĂ©gulier, et j'avais du mal Ă  convaincre mes amis qu'une expĂ©rience Ă  "6 joueurs recommandĂ©s" en vaudrait vraiment la peine. Au fil des semaines, j'ai mĂȘme commencĂ© Ă  craindre que j'allais manquer le bateau, puisque l'entreprise choisit de poursuivre l'expĂ©rience sur une base mensuelle, sans date de fermeture claire.
Tout ça pour dire que quand des accros d'Ă©vasion vivant Ă  l'autre bout de la planĂšte m'ont demandĂ© si je souhaitais me joindre Ă  eux - gratuitement, en plus - je n'ai pas eu Ă  y penser Ă  deux fois. 😁
MĂȘme s'il est vrai que le jeu ressemble Ă  un jeu d'Ă©vasion en ligne, via Zoom, avec un avatar, ses mĂ©canismes Ă©voquent plutĂŽt un jeu vidĂ©o. Sans vouloir trop en dĂ©voiler, le gros de l'expĂ©rience consiste Ă  changer les lois de la physique Ă  l'intĂ©rieur de la piĂšce (đŸ˜Č) et Ă  transformer certains objets en d'autres objets (re-đŸ˜Č).
Donc oui, le jeu est aussi amusant et innovateur que je l'espérais. Je peux aussi comprendre pourquoi on recommande d'avoir plusieurs joueurs - outre l'amortissement des coûts (la salle coûte un montant fixe), vous aurez besoin de toute l'aide possible quand viendra le temps d'avoir des idées farfelues - croyez-moi, ce sera utile!
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