Rise of the Machines by Questeros is inspired by the Terminator movies in order to transport you to a post-apocalyptic future where the human being has been wiped out from the face of the Earth. Your mission will be to infiltrate an old bunker of the corporation that designed those robots in order to deactivate the main reactor and thus save the human race from its extinction.
The decoration of the room, along with the sound effects and the music, were the elements that we liked the most about this game. If you are fans of the saga with Arnold Schwarzenegger most likely you will enjoy it as much as we did because the game is quite immersive and there are many allusions to the movies.
The puzzles and enigmas relate to the game theme and are quite varied although the skill and dexterity games dominate.
The game was played by two of the Foodinis and we managed to escape on time with few clues. Our feeling was that they give you as many clues as needed so everybody can escape and thus taste the victory from humans over machines.
The game master, Alex, a very tall Ukrainian guy (I mention this because he told us there was another Alex managing the room but that he could be referred to as “Alex the tall”) was super friendly with us both during the intro as well as with the post-game chat when we left. He also took many pictures of us as a souvenir.
Rise of the Machines would be like a sophisticate restaurant where robots replaced humans as workforce. I’m sure it won’t take long before we see that!
By the way, Questeros have other games in the same venue. Here you can find the review of Escape Houdini.
- The visual aspect.
- Ideal for nostalgics of Terminator.
- Not suitable for detractors of war games.
If you manage to escape from Rise of the Machines you can complete your plan as follows:
Una mica de Japó
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Caña de azúcar
Carrer de Muntaner 69, Barcelona
This welcoming Venezuelan restaurant is decorated with very good taste, as if it was the house of the owner herself. The food is excellent, the gourmet set menu is super recommendable and helps you make a trip with all your senses. Ideal to go with your partner although it is not for all budgets.