reSEArch Review – Imagine Escape Games (Tampa)

…And Another One

We’ve already gushed over the awesome couple that own Imagine Escape Games and their innovative MCU-like connected universe that strings each room’s narrative together. Don’t believe me? See for yourself, I’ll wait…

Now that you are all caught up, let us dive into the 2nd chapter of Neil Savage’s Excellent Adventure, AKA reSEArch.

The Good

You almost had us there Imagine. After stepping into the first room of reSEArch I have to admit, we were a little underwhelmed as we were being introduced to the first of our multi-room experience (I mean Jungle Gem started on an airplane!). But our initial trepidation quickly diminished as our team spread out to start unlocking the mysteries to the whereabouts of Professor Finn’s hidden lab. The puzzles that we encountered all perfectly blend into the story and are expertly tuned to feel challenging but fair. We never felt like Imagine Escape Games was trying to cover up a for a lack of content by frustrating us with nonsensical tasks or teasing with red herrings to stretch out the content. There is plenty to do here even for a full group of 7, which is an impressive accomplishment in its own right. Once we made it to the research lab… I mean reSEArch lab, I remember thinking that I wish I could stop the clock to admire the effort and detail that went into the atmosphere of the final room. So many cool features and moments that I won’t spoil here, just know that reSEArch pays off with a pretty epic conclusion.

The Not So Good

It’s pretty tedious typing reSEArch a half-dozen times (…damn you auto correct!)

Closing

Imagine Escape Games are 2 for 2 in delivering top-notch story driven escape adventures. They are definitely the platinum tier of escape room providers in the Tampa Bay market. As my co-conspirator, Escape Junkie Kyle eluded to in the Jungle Gem review, you can tell the owners of Imagine are passionate about their business, and once again the results are a polished and rewarding escape room experience. 5/5

  • Location: Imagine Escape Games
  • Time Limit: 60 minutes
  • Number of Players: 2-7
  • Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate

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