Xzavier Harrington has left the building.
- Website: Logic Lock
Address: 10336 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5J 1Y7
- Private Booking: Yes
- Price: $25 per person
- Duration: 45 minutes
- Linearity: Nonlinear
- Group size: #medium
- Player Level: #rookie
- Premise: “Xzavier Harrington is the leader of the famous Fourty Plus One clan of thieves. The location of the warehouse where the Fourty Plus One store all of their scores has been discovered. You’re a member of an elite task force with the responsibility of going into the warehouse and discovering the secrets of the clan?”
There are three people that work at Logic Lock, and each and every one of them is friendly and passionate about what they do. They are a new company amid a growing industry of escape rooms in Edmonton, and there’s something genuine about their customer service.
This place has incredibly friendly people! The lobby is still a bit bare since they’re quite new, but they do have chocolate and some tea and coffee! I may have had too many chocolates…
Like Ben said, the puzzles in the room take advantage of technology, which makes them unique. The puzzles themselves are not conceptually unique, but the execution is anchored by technology that the experience becomes unique. Sometimes, rooms use technology but the timing is wrong, or there’s no buildup, or something lifts from the corner of the room but you can’t see. However, here, everything is planned out meticulously that every puzzle pays off. You get that nice feeling of “Oh wow!” after solving a puzzle, instead of “Oh… that’s it?”
I think that a good word for the puzzles in this room is “balanced”. They were perfect in terms of difficulty and they incorporated some new ideas that we hadn’t seen at escape rooms before!
One problem other rooms have is that they have some cool technology that they want to use and build a puzzle around it, which makes the puzzle seem out of place in the room. Warehouse definitely doesn’t do this. They are more puzzle-driven than technology-driven, so the puzzles are cohesive, but they’ve still got the cool factor for sure.
The room itself looked sparse, almost bare. However, it is called Warehouse, and they are going for that minimalistic look with big cargo boxes and steel gate, so they succeeded in that regard.
It looked convincingly like a warehouse! Thinking back, there was quite a bit of empty space, but it really didn’t feel like it in the moment. And warehouses are supposed to spacious anyway, right?
Like Ben said below, the hint system is unique because they watch and listen to your every move, so they’re able to give hints using pre-recorded voiceovers. I enjoyed this because whenever we ask a question in other escape rooms, someone comes in and points out the most obvious solution to our problem, and we feel incredibly stupid for not seeing a pattern a certain way, or not reading a clue properly. Here, the spy agent you work for gives you hints that lead you to the correct answer, not outright tell you the answer. The puzzles also added to the feeling of immersion, because they gradually build up and eventually pay off.
The hint system is one of the better ones that we’ve seen in escape rooms! Instead of having to press a button and wait for an employee to come into the room, all you have to do to get a hint is call out. Your game master is listening and watching you as you go through the room, so they can give you hints tailored to your current situation without you needing to tell them anything. The best part is that the hints are delivered using pre-made recordings in the voice of the character narrating your room! They do a great job here of making sure that you stay in “game mode” for your full 45 minutes.
Like Ben said below, Logic Lock is changing the escape room game in Edmonton by creating a room around the story. The story becomes a part of you throughout the room. The more you advance in the room, the more you uncover the truth and lead you to accomplishing your objective. The story matters from the start of, during, and at the end of your journey.
Another thing that Logic Lock is amazing at is creating the story behind the room. Other places have the usual “escape before a bad thing happens” but I feel like a lot more creativity went into the theme of this room.
When you do this room, you’re not just getting a warehouse-themed escape room – you’re going to be the driving force of a well-designed story.
With innovative puzzles, a unique hint system, and overall amazing customer service (not to mention free chocolates), I would give this room a #diamond rating. Ben and I rank the escape rooms that we’ve done every time we finish one, and this one always ranks between the 1-2 spot. Whether you’re someone who’s become disillusioned by escape rooms and is looking to reignite their passion, or someone who’s new to the escape room scene, this is a must-try.
I give this room a #diamond rating! I was super satisfied with Warehouse and would definitely recommend this room to anyone, particularly for first-timers! The story and the puzzles give you some great forward momentum and really make you want to finish the room. Even if you don’t make it out, it’s still a great experience – definitely give Logic Lock a try if you haven’t yet!
- Completed: July 9, 2016
- Escaped? Yes (3 people)
- Our Time: 0:48 (/1:00)
- # of hints used: 2