“After the events of the Unknown, residents keep disappearing. Exploring dark and damp sewage of Vienna, be prepared to feel the presence of spirits. The smell, the noise, the happenings inside are terrifying, as if the devil himself is walking nearby… The devil in guise of the Nun…”
|Game experience: EXCELLENT|
|“The Nun” was my 200th escape experience, and one of my best experience ever! Chasing a demonic nun in a very large underground network, you will wonder at every dark corner whether she is lurking around. The final confrontation with the nun was one of the most intense experience of my escaper life! If you ever wanted to experience what it is to be in a horror movie, you have to play this room (as well as The Unknown – stay tuned for the review). And if you think you won’t be able to stomach the actor experience, but still want to play in a gloomy-but-not-too-scary atmosphere, you can disable the actor option.|
|The fantastic, scary actor play.
A gigantic underground complex with an impressive number of rooms!
One room in particular fitted extremely well with the nun theme and raised in me a hypnotic, terrified awe.
The scenario could be more developed.
|The lurking presence of the nun made even simple tasks stressful and memorable!
A clear gameplay, that remains exciting despite its linearity.
At least one puzzle had no function whatsoever, surprisingly. A new kind of red herring?
|A great actor play, that adapts well to your level of fear.
The possibility to disable the actor option, if you are afraid to be afraid.
We only had one light for two players, and it was not very convenient and tiring for the fingers to use it.
The gamemaster enters into the room at the start of the adventure to give some instructions, which is not ideal for immersion.
Difficulty: The difficulty of the game is very adaptable to the players, with more or less hints being given by the gamemaster, depending on your progression.
Performance: Our team of two escaped the nun a few minutes before the end of the hour, having used a few hints.
At the same venue: This is officially a follow-up to The Unknown at the same venue, but you can play them in any order, as the connection between both is very loose. Since I found The Unknown to be a bit more scary, I would recommend playing The Nun first.
Elsewhere in the Escape Galaxy: If I had to scale the scariness of the four most scary rooms I’ve played on a scale from 1 to 10, this would look as follows:
– Sedah 13 at Nowayout in Toronto, Canada (unrelated to No Way Out in Vienna, as far as I know): 7.5/10
– Episode 1 at Le Cannibale de Paris in Paris, France (only playable in French): 8/10
– The Nun (with actor option) at No Way Out in Vienna, Austria: 8.5/10
– The Unknown (with actor option) at No Way Out in Vienna, Austria: 9/10
I’m not sure I would want to play a room that would be a 9.5/10 or 10/10…
Game tested in September 2019 (Image and introduction text: No Way Out)