It’s all in the title: ‘Ridiculous’
Orion, Miss Jezebel’s favorite feline, is on the mission to protect his home from threats, both foreign and domestic, and Miss Jezebel’s newest suitor is definitely the cat’s meow when it comes to evil plans. Will you be able to assist Orion in thwarting the dastardly actions of this bombastic beau?
When a company like 60out offers an escape room for free, it doesn’t matter what type of game it is, you jump on that opportunity! We’ve not actually played what is arguably their most famous online creation, Miss Jezebel Online, but it’s reputation precedes it (one day we’ll play it). Orion’s Ridiculous Revenge is set up to be a prequel to Miss Jezebel, a warm-up if you will. We went into this game not knowing anything about it: how it was run, or even what style of game it would be. How good can a free game be? Well, as it turns out, REALLY good!
This game is definitely aimed more towards adults thanks to the language, humour and constant innuendos, but I’d imagine kids could play it? It would certainly be an education for them!
This game was a bit of a hybrid of games. When we joined we were greeted by our host, Andy, and he gave us a bit of an introduction to the game and made sure we were up and running, but, other than that, his input was minimal. Once he did his bit, he left us in the safe hands of Orion and we played the game through a Telescape platform.
We were told to nominate a ‘team captain’ who would be responsible for entering the codes in Telescape, this wasn’t really needed but it made it simpler to know we had one person who was entering the information.
I’m personally a fan of the Telescape platform, it seems to work well and is good for collaborating in your team. Everyone has their own access and their own cursor but you can also see where your team members are in the system. When something is solved, everyone is pulled through to the next step.
Orion’s Ridiculous Revenge was a mixture of point-and-click puzzle solving and hilarious videos, and moving between the two was seamless. A nice little feature that we noticed while playing was that while the videos were playing, the in-game timer stopped. This meant that we could actually slow down a little and just enjoy the experience – this is an experience that should not be rushed.
60out openly say that this room is classed as ‘Easy’, and that’s true. There is a good mixture of puzzles; observation, logic, wordplay, and others that I won’t reveal for fear of spoiling the fun. Some of the puzzles were less ‘puzzly’ and more just about completing incredibly random tasks – normally I’m not a fan of this type of thing, but in this context it worked extremely well and added to the experience.
As you’d expect from this style of game, it was linear. Each puzzle led us to the next and there was no way to deviate from this path. Linear gameplay like this can often make it easier for less-experienced teams to play and know what to do.
I enjoyed all the puzzles in this game, but there was one puzzle/scene that really stood out for it. It was such a turn of pace to the rest of the game, and was just so incredibly bonkers that it was hilarious. If you play the game, you’ll understand what I mean… Fight!
The Telescape system is great as it enables puzzles to be manipulated online so everyone in your team can see what is happening. There were a number of puzzles in this game that required that manipulation and completing them was really rather satisfying.
Like I said, Andy didn’t seem to do too much during the game, but in hindsight he was probably there watching our game and triggering key things when we solved them, so in that sense he did a good job.
We didn’t need any clues for this game, but I would have thought that if we did, Andy (or Orion) would have chimed in to get us back on track.
Even if it wasn’t free, this would have been a good game. It was hilarious from start to end and had us in hysterics throughout. The puzzles were good fun, but really came second to the humour, innuendos, and story.
The entire escape room industry is going through a tough time right now, and at the end of this game they give the opportunity for leaving a donation. Your donation will help keep 60out going and ensure that they can keep making wonderful experiences like this for us all to enjoy.
- Computer with internet connection
- Browser (Google Chrome worked well)
- Mobile phone capable of messaging USA (WhatsApp can be used)
- Notepad for taking notes / drawing penises on
|Value for Money|
Team: 4 players
Time Taken: 40 minutes