Komnata Quest - Cursed - Review

Location: Manhattan, NY
Date Played: September, 2017
Team Size: 1 – 6 players
Duration: 60 minutes
Price: $40 per ticket
 
Story: 

Seven young girls were murdered in an abandoned house. You and your team investigate to find out more details surrounding these suspicious circumstances.

Puzzles: 

Typical to most Komnata rooms, a majority of the puzzles throughout were task-based and tactile – requiring players to complete an action, locate an object, or place items together. While there were not tons of puzzles across the game, there was still plenty to do.

However, the most unforgettable puzzle was placed right at the start. Unlike anything we had seen before, this challenge easily became one of our most memorable ones in any escape game.

Highlights:

One of the most notable aspects of the experience was the eerie ambiance that the game established. There was plenty of space and the designers built a layout that creatively wove us throughout the sisters’ house. On top of that, each space was filled with darkness and fog. These elements blurred the boundaries of the rooms and added a level of terror as we were unable to determine what lie ahead or even right in front of us at times.

The game was nonlinear and focused around our team locating several objects and bringing them back to one main area. This allowed many players to search around, discover, and contribute different pieces to the overall game.

The jump scares were good. They were tastefully executed, well-hidden, and didn’t feel cheap. They triggerd at perfectly unexpected times so we never saw them coming.

Shortcomings:

The only negative that we encountered was that a few of the scares triggered when only one or two people were there to see them. As horror junkies, we would have all liked to have witnessed them, but perhaps only the bravest person to venture forward first was the one to enjoy it.

Good Match For:

This room is better suited for more intermediate to experienced players. There are some creatively intricate answers to puzzles and the large, complex room would be a lot to unbox for those who are brand new to the scene. It should also go without saying that for anyone who is looking for a good scare, this room will deliver.

We’d love to talk more about this room as there were so many moments where mechanics functioned in very cool ways, however we won’t spoil anything. So if you’re brave enough, don’t miss your opportunity to enjoy a bloodcurdling good time that opens dramatically and ends with a bang.

Komnata Quest Cursed

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