Post by centaurofattn on Jan 17, 2017 16:51:12 GMT -5
Well the device does more than just accept keys and make sounds, but it does seem like it would be hard to update later on since it appears to be programmed to accept certain codes already. It worked fine on Sunday. We guess that part of the challenge could be that we have to put the keys into the device in order, instead of as we discover them, which is what we were doing initially. Who knows. So to clarify, it worked for Prison Break, not for Virus. But the friends we invited over to play loved it so it definitely had the entertainment factor.
Centaur for short. "Everything that is meant to happen does. Eventually." -American Beauty
I'm surprised they ship with the device at all. It adds significantly to their production costs, and could easily be replaced by a smartphone app. The app could be updated with fixes, support for new content/games, and could play theme music / ambiance.
Their "chrono-decoder", as they call it, does add quite a bit of charm to the experience though. The game would not be much less engaging if the code needed to be typed into a smartphone app, but inserting the little plastic keys into the box with the red digital timer on it is just so much fun! And it does make the game stand out from all the other Escape-Room-type games out there.
As for future updates, there are probably a sufficient number of correct sequences pre-programmed, and each of the keys holds a number of symbols to accomodate future expansions.
We guess that part of the challenge could be that we have to put the keys into the device in order, instead of as we discover them, which is what we were doing initially.
I am near-certain that this is the case. I do not have the game here, but I believe it even states in the manual that the codes must be entered in their correct sequence, so the players must first figure out the complete code and then input it "as read".
Last Edit: Jan 17, 2017 17:08:35 GMT -5 by Beckett: added reply to @centaurofattn
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