Siltobark: La Magia De Oriente
In a previous trip our last game in Madrid was in Influx and this time we started there to play their other game.
One nice thing about the games here is that they are language independent. Officially the games are Spanish only due to some audio elements (a few during the game and the introduction video), but other than that all the games can be solved with zero language knowledge, which is not that common.
Usually games with no language/text guiding you must be self explanatory and this is very well achieved in this room, resulting in a very good game flow.
As improvement points the quality of the audio could be clearer and not sure whether this is triggered by the gamemaster or automatically, but the timing of the triggering of some audio elements was not the best. Furthermore, I believe this could be easily translated making it more accessible for foreign groups.
The setting of the room is nicely done, it is clearly not a high budget setting, which shows here and there, but it is correct and some parts of the room were clearly more detailed and realistic than others, particularly the transition into the room could be more elaborated.
Overall it was a very enjoyable classic room with several riddles and a good amount of searching and observation. It is also a really nice game for families. Due to its classic nature it won’t be difficult for experienced escapers, therefore 3 is a good number for playing it. It was definitely a worthy and fun start of our trip.