The Non Believers
When an outstanding room opens in the Netherlands usually two things can be immediately observed. A quick rise into escapetalk.nl top rooms and a difficulty to book it during weekends for several weeks if not more. This was the case with the Non Believers, which was additionally accompanied by very enthusiastic comments from the people that played it. At the time of this review, this room also reached an excellent positioning in Terpeca, so it’s not precisely a secret that it is a room you might want to play.
On a personal level there were two things that stood out. First of all the narrative. I really enjoyed how the story is told. I enjoyed the audio elements and the way the story goes hand in a hand with progressing through the room.
The second aspect is the whole construction. Again and again the game offers very elaborate and surprising transitions, which is very remarkable and on its own a more than valid reason to experience it.
The riddles are nicely connected to the space and story development. I can only criticize that some of them felt a little bit on the tedious side, as it was clear what needed to be done but doing took quite some work and sometimes external aspects such as light made the task less enjoyable. On a more positive note, however, I always had the feeling that everyone was engaged and participating in the tasks which is quite nice for a linearly progressing room.
Overall, all the work that was put into the room paid off and this room is yet another reason to visit the Netherlands in the coming year.