Still, out of all the Escape rooms and VR games Escape Virtuality offers, this one is by far the best. I ride the New York City subway every day and this felt just right out of my regular commute. Immediately everything goes sideways, the train starts picking up speed and that’s when you discover you’ve got only 60 minutes to survive. I don’t want to ruin the entire experience, but the solution to this room is tricky. And having to discover how the train works, what to do, and how to get my friends to work together. With time ticking down, Dave was getting frustrated and I didn’t think we were going to make it. Also, I suspect Dave wanted to see the train crash, which, c’mon Dave. Still, he nearly got his wish and we solved the puzzle with just seconds to spare.
And that was just the first thing we did. And what better way to follow one exhilarating adventure with another. Next, I tried Walk the Plank. Initially, I thought, Pirate adventure, right? But nothing so tame. This had me suspended 80 stories high in the air, walking a narrow board between two buildings. I could feel my weight shift beneath me, the sound of the cars and the wind. Yeah, I didn’t make it the first time, or the second, but I am not a guy who gives up, easily. The fourth time, I nailed it, walked right till the end and jumped! This VR sim is one player only, which is great cause I know Dave would have kept trying to push me off.
After that, you’d figure I’d take a break, but no, I am an adrenaline junkie. I love classic horror movies and what better place to go next but the Insanitarium. For me, this was the best walkthrough Escape Virtuality offered. Picture it, walking through a haunted insane asylum, like freaking Shutter Island, and everywhere you look your mind is playing tricks on you. My peripheral vision kept messing with me. Did that chair move? Was there something in the shadows? A rustling of chains or someone behind me? Let’s just say, I’m not sleeping tonight.
My buddy Tom needed a break after all of that and he challenged me to an old-fashioned race. Now I played plenty of arcade racers back in my day. So, I didn’t think anything about it, but this was like really driving a vehicle at 150 miles per hour. I felt every bump, every turn, every drift. These VR racers are very detailed and even have an optional clutch. Which, I don’t know how to drive stick, but Tom does and that was probably why he kept winning. The racing sims are only two players, which was a shame because I know both Tom and I wanted to teach Dave a life lesson in the finer arts of racing.
After all of that, we took up Goblins Quest, it was our first time ever Virtual escape room experience, which is more of a strategy game. Dave, Tom, and I were all transformed into goblins and we had to escape and defeat a vengeful King goblin. This thing looked so real I could almost smell the thing’s bad breath. Now that we had the experience of Runaway Subway Train, we were better adept at working together and discovering clues that would help us defeat this gross monster. We recruited heroes from the realm and in the end, we won!
Look, there is so much to see and do at Escape Virtuality. I want to go back again and try some of the other escape rooms and even get a handle on some of the other VR games. So, I heartily recommend if you’re looking for the best escape rooms VR Rooms in New York, head on down. You will not be disappointed. I’m always looking for new things to try in the city, but I have a feeling I just found my Friday night go-to place!