Good Job Eh?
As proud Canadians we at Complex Rooms believe that our stories deserve a world stage in a venue that rivals the richest kingdoms of all time! Since we don’t have that sort of budget… We built an escape room instead!
This game replicates the in-room experience and challenges you to explore the legends, solve the puzzles and escape. No knowledge of Canada is required but, if you learn a thing or two… don’t blame us! So how would you like to play?
We’ve been scouring the internet lately to find hidden gems that have gone unnoticed by reviewers, and so far we’ve found some keepers. Legends of Canada was another of our random finds, and was cheap enough that we thought we had nothing to lose.
We haven’t played any of the physical rooms that Complex Rooms have but I gather from the description from this game that this is based off one.
Complex Rooms promise that not only is this game fun, but you may also learn something about Canada. We played The Secrets of Dubrovnik and enjoyed learning some of the history of Dubrovnik so learning more about Canada seemed right up our street.
This game is setup to be very much like a physical room and has a very ‘museum exhibit’ vibe about it. There’s nothing overly fancy about it as it is literally a room, with four walls and exhibits on each one, but it plays out in a point-and-click fashion.
You can move around the room by clicking on footprints on the floor or an inventory type area near the top. Like I said, nothing fancy but it works. As you collect items in the room they will be added to your inventory, how you use these items is up to you.
We really didn’t know what to expect going into this game, but we were actually pleasantly surprised. We played on one device and had no issues, but if you wanted multiple people to be able to play simultaneously then you’d need to purchase licenses or screen share.
This is one of those games where you enter a room and are presented with so much information that you have to work out where to start, and what to discount. Some puzzles can’t be solved right away so if you find yourself pulling your hair out, just move on and come back to it later.
Apparently everything we needed to solve the puzzles was contained within the game, but we found that at least one puzzle was easier using Google, I’m not sure if we missed something or Canadians just have really good knowledge for this type of thing. Another puzzle was certainly easier if you’re Canadian!
Most of the puzzles resulted in combinations for padlocks but there were some other elements that opened things in different ways.
The puzzles varied in difficulty but were mostly on the easier side and contained some searching, audio, logic, decoding and observation. Although there was one puzzle that we found a bit weak, and slowed us down considerably.
The clue system for Legends of Canada was built into the game and each puzzle had hints that could be revealed. It looked like each time you clicked on the hint button you would be given a cryptic hint and could get three in total, but I don’t think it would give you the solution.
We had to use the hint system for one particularly stubborn puzzle and the first clue was ‘you need X, do you have it?’ – as we didn’t we knew we could just move on. Once we had that item the puzzle was much easier to solve!
We actually really enjoyed this game as it felt like good clean fun, it was a bonus to learn some Canadian history. Canadians will likely have an easier time with this game, but non-Canadians should still enjoy.
The game was very patriotic and we particularly enjoyed the ending! This game is unashamedly Canadian, and proud!
- Desktop or laptop computer
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Team: 2 players
Time Taken: 47 minutes