Looming above Sinwood, where malevolence disturbs once tranquil hallways, a hotel begets a mystery. A solitary bellhop remains, forever loyal to the memories of lost women, waiting for those that would put their spirits to rest. Tantalizing, and terrifying, will our misguided curiosity land us as saviours, or will our final breath add to the ghostly choir?
A single word to describe the experience at Exit 19’s Abandoned Hotel. We’re given an in character introduction, only to be outdone by an even stronger opening scene. The experience progresses from intriguing to striking and then escalates to astonishing. Sitting comfortably at the top of my list of over 200 rooms, I feel only accolades are in order.
Boasting an unavoidable grasp of immersion, I lost myself in this game. I was not in Wroclaw, Poland. I was walking the halls of a treacherous hotel where the walls spoke to me, where a tale of horror came to life. It was an exhilarating experience!
Awards are in order for the designers’ remarkable use of space. The construction, and clever layout, create a mind-boggling illusion. I’d love to point out highlights, but I’m afraid it’d reveal too much. But I feel an urge to mention a convincing transition device — you’ll absolutely understand once you’re there.
While the Haunted Hotel is an engrossing adventure, the hallways are also stocked with carefully crafted puzzles. A wonderful variety with everything beautifully integrated into the environment. Even the story was woven through the pieces. A standout is an ingenious implementation of the classic room key puzzle.
A trip to Poland to play this single game is worth the journey. I’m comfortable placing it in a class of its own, as an impressive hurdle for other rooms to strive towards. Even at 101 minutes, you’ll be longing for more.