When you do Escape Room Tourism, you unfortunately don’t have the time to prepare for every single room. Accordingly, we stood completely unsuspecting at the door of Seven Souls, expecting to play a horror room right away. But what came next overwhelmed us.
After being told by phone call that we should please take a seat in the café, we went inside and sat down at one of the tables. We were greeted in a friendly manner, a clipboard was handed out and the story began…
We learned about the boy Nikita who saw his mother die in a car accident 9 years ago and has suffered from trauma ever since. His father was held responsible for the accident and imprisoned. Since then, Nikita has been living in his parents’ house, under the supervision of his older brother Hector.
In this story, we are agents of the Social Services and want to check if Nikita is doing well with his brother. We have written down questions on our clipboard that we want him to answer. We also want to find out what happened in the accident and if Nikita’s father is actually guilty. But first we have to win Nikita’s trust…
Why? is a psychological thriller role-playing game. An emotional story that starts with a playful introduction and builds up the tension scene by scene – up to a dramatic finale that not only gave us goosebumps, but also brought tears to our eyes. The acting of Nikita, who permanently accompanies you, guides you through the story and is also your hint system, is on the highest level. The setting is high-quality and authentic. The puzzles are linear, varied and fit perfectly into the story.
If you get involved with the story and the two brothers, this is a very emotional, unique and fantastic experience.
Trigger warning: Deals with topics such as physical violence against children and suicide.