The Magician of Paris
It’s great that in Paris many good quality games are available for those not familiar with the language of Molière and Victor Hugo.
One common aspect of both games is the inmersive start and presentation towards the outside, which is really comparable to analogous top experiences in other places. This aspect, which is unluckily sometimes neglected in escape rooms, is done perfectly here, music, light, intro video, all aspects that get you really into the mood for playing the game even before the start.
I liked the highly original story, which creates a fictitious place in which the games take place and I also was surprised about the quality of the set design, which definitely contributes to the overall experience.
As the name of the first game indicates the game revolves around magic and there were a few nice props providing classic magic tricks, which were nicely implemented. The game had a couple of highlights. I particularly liked one transition and also an act, that I did not expect and which was visually very strong and definitely stands out in the overall experience.
Perhaps the weakest point of the game are the riddles, and this might be one of the reasons why, other than diverging tastes, the rooms did not make into the first and second position of the Paris list, even when in several categories these rooms could easily do so. The focus on the overall experience in detriment to the riddles leaves you with the impression of not having done a lot in the time spent.
Nonetheless, the game provides for a memorable experience and is clearly among the best what Paris has to offer.