132 S Vermont ave Unit 204, Los Angeles, CA 90004 ()
Disclaimer: This was experienced during covid and may not have been a full experience.Caleb Thorpe
This room was okay - but not great. So far, I have one major complaint that seems to run through all rooms at Maze Rooms... It simply doesn't hold up against the competition. While the rooms might have interesting ideas, the production value feels cheap, the puzzles feel short and easy, and the pay-offs lack spice.
The good: Fantasy themes aren't common in escape rooms, so as a nerd, this is always a nice change of pace. The overall puzzle and story is simple and neat, if a bit short and lacking depth. The are a few puzzles that gives off the feeling of experiencing a fantasy world, if only for a moment.
The bad: In my experience, good escape rooms cause you to forget you're in a game. Here, however, the cracks are all over. We managed to open chests and doors without knowing how, production elements were either damaged or felt like toys, and the more fantastical elements looked like they were made with a high school theater budget.
Overall, if you're new to escape games or want something for a more family-oriented experience, this will be an enjoyable time. However, if you're seasoned, want a challenge, and/or crave immersion, I'd give this one a pass.