Komnata Quest - City of Ashes - Review
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Date Played: January, 2019
Team Size: 2- 6 players
Duration: 60 minutes
Price: $30 per ticket
Inspired by the popular video game Silent Hill, City of Ashes transports players to a city cloaked in darkness. With no one in sight, players must find a way to escape their eerie surroundings.
This escape game felt very much like a standard Komnata-style escape game. It revolved around searching for props and light puzzling. While nothing particular about this escape room stood out, there certainly was plenty to do for a team of four.
Compared to other Komnata NYC games, City of Ashes felt a notch below. For how dark and eerie the room was, there were only a handful of moments that startled us. We expected a minimalist set for a Silent Hill theme, but after escaping, we were left wanting more.
The ending stretch of this escape game was thrilling and provided a great way to transition back into the real world.
For a game that required several triggers in order to advance, our group had issues with key props not working properly. Aside from that, for a horror room, this escape room didn’t provide the same sense of terror like Cursed or Impossible Murder Mystery.
This Room is a Good Match for
City of Ashes is a very straightforward escape room that would be ideal for players new to the genre. For more experienced enthusiasts, other Komnata Brooklyn games might be better options.