There was certainly intrigue last year when the 'Defenders of the Triforce' experience was unveiled, with the events being run by experienced Escape Room company SCRAP. Beyond the unfortunate urls and hashtags (still being used) of #SCRAPZELDA, fans of the series in North America have no doubt been tempted to splash out on it.
For those still on the fence the latest Nintendo Minute is worth a look, as our usual hosts Kit and Krysta try it out with some chums. It's in a large hall with a number of other teams, as expected, but it seems less atmospheric than we expected; there are a few props and cosplayers scattered around, but we're not sure the 'experience' is as grand as the marketing hype would like us to think.
You can see it for yourself below.
You can check out the touring schedule and ticket information on the official website, of course.
So, what do you think? Do you like the look of it, or do you think it all seems rather underwhelming?
Blargh. My adventures in my backyard were grander than this.
Maybe it's because I'm British but I've never liked Nintendo Minute.
@FragRed I can't stand it either. It's awful, I haven't watched an episode in years and won't as long as those two remain there. It's so fake, schmaltzy and they're full of lies. It's as bad as an episode of Barney the Dinosaur or 2 Broke Girls. How do Americans like such plastic? It's not just them, some of their sitcoms and kids programmes are so bad, they probably destroy brain cells just watching such crud.
This isn't what I imagined the experience to be like at all. And to think I was gutted when I found out it wouldn't be coming to the UK. Maybe I expected too much...
Really should've made admission cost a bit more and made the rest higher quality...
It sounded lame from the get go, no one should've expected much.
Was anyone else expecting something similar to Legend of the Hidden Temple? No? Okay...
@SLIGEACH_EIRE lol, American here, but I agree with you. I like the older classic sitcoms and enjoy British tv.
@Aslanmagic Was happy to hear "British TV" in your reply.
As soon as I saw that dude's ****-eating grin about 0:01 in I just couldn't continue.
@FragRed they're old shows, but I grew up with Dr Who classics, Keeping Up Appearances, Are You Being Served?, Fawlty Towers, Mr. Bean on public television. We used to record Dr Who on VHS. Great memories.
First time I agreed with you ever.
Well,everyday something new...
Was definitely expecting something more along the lines of an escape room. This could be fun, but this might as well be a board game.
Unfortunately, Boston isn't one of the stops. Probably because of how violent the world is. I blame Donald Trump, and everyone else affiliated with him.
Doesn't seem good, not like I thought at all
[Faeces] like this is why I don't like modern American TV shows.
Oh. That's very, very underwhelming. I (perhaps naively?) assumed it'd be like other escape rooms I've tried, where they try and fit the puzzles to the theme and tone of the overall narrative.
For example the last one I tried was where some inmates had taken over an asylum and you had to escape that. You had a series of small rooms and had to decipher a mix of doctors notes, computer files, graffiti and devices they'd made. Sure, you have to suspend disbelief to an extent and roll with it but there's a definite attempt to build atmosphere that's a big part of it.
Sitting in a packed, brightly lit community hall filling out themed questionnaires doesn't really convey 'Zelda dungeon' to me on any level.
Lol I really can't disagree with you my good sir 🙂
I guess people like them because they got a new studio and everything... but yeah just to rehearse and sterile for my liking...
I cant handle nintendo minute. Too phoney and seems like a bunch of marketing drivel to me.
Yup. Agreed. I'm an American too but ironically my favorite show is British.
@SLIGEACH_EIRE Do you ever like anything 😂
Boy, this was not what I imagined what was going to happen.
I went to an escape room two years ago, and we had an hour to solve puzzles and stuff and get out of the room. I had imagined for the Zelda experience as a group of 8-12 go into a large room with two or more rooms attached to it and secret doors. Imagine a real life little Zelda dungeon with props and sensor items. You could split up and figure out the small puzzles yourself by yourself or get into little groups. There would be chests you unlock that would help you solve other puzzles and such. The items, keys, and such would have sensors that would open up other things and activate little surprises and open doors. And for this Zelda dungeon experience, you would be given like, 2 or 3 hours to reach the "final boss" (or get out by finding the reinforce or something.) and if you did want to have a final boss, it could be like Portal and the last boss where it has a time limit.
*drops creative mic *
Probably wont come to Las Vegas
@SLIGEACH_EIRE - "...and they're full of lies."
Good lord, are you for real?
I think your problem is you just feel comfortable hating stuff...and you clearly seem to think poorly of Americans.
The thumbnail looks wrong lol
@2CUTE4YOU Haha so true! It reminds me of my earliest Zelda memory which was going to our friends house to watch my older brothers mate play OOT which blew my mind because we still had our SNES. Then going outside and walking through the trees down the back of their property hearing about this evil beast called Ganon and running around pretending to be in the game lol memories.
@DiscoGentleman Kit's a definite 7.5.
Don't hate them personally.. don't even know them lol but definitely not my cup of tea. I find myself always tuning in just see if there is something interesting there presenting but never finish the clip.
@DiscoGentleman Haha so true! It's so scripted. His smile is both irritating and nice at the same time!
Right. Because cheesy Nintendo Minutes are representative of Yank tv. smh.
You are not alone. I thought it would be some kind of "Escape the Room" puzzle, and not a bunch of puzzles on paper sheets. Did they say how much admission was?
Like many here, thought it'd be more traditional escape room-ish, those usually have a group trying to solve a puzzle (in a room) under a time limit, where the challenge is solving the puzzle but also exploring the room.
So, lower than my expectations, but it makes sense given the number of attendees (it'd take several days to block off that much time for that many groups, even with multiple rooms). For their part, it'd probably help if they had explained it prior to help temper expectations. Neat to see they did have different areas to visit to gain clues, so that helps keep some of the interactivity while being able to host several groups at a time.
No escape room style???
Nintendo Voice Chat have a short discussion about the Zelda Escape Room at the beginning of the show in the link. They sound a lot more positive towards it.
@SLIGEACH_EIRE To be fair, speaking as an American, I dislike Nintendo Minute just as much for those same reasons. I get a feeling from them that they're not really gamers, just two pretty faces going through the motions. As for the other stuff I can't comment. Those are dark alleys best left avoided.
@dereq Thanks. Have you got anything to say about the story or do you just like making personal attacks? I should really report your comment. I think your avatar has it right, you're a kid.
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