Ubisoft has done it again with another virtual reality escape room set in their their highly successful Assassin’s Creed series. Beyond Medusa’s Gate is based upon Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey. Abstergo Industries tasks a group of two or four players to find where the fabled lost ship of the Argonauts resides.
As with Escape the Lost Pyramid, players choose one of six characters as their avatar for this adventure. But this time around, there is a larger focus placed on working as a team. While Escape the Lost Pyramid felt more designed for two players, Beyond Medusa’s Gate feels designed with four players, but can still be completed with two. Plus, the ability to raise your hand to see interactive objects is still there and very useful.
The puzzles this time have a higher focus on using the environment to progress and timing your arrow shots just right. There is a greater focus on player skill. Several moments left my group stuck due to failing a timed puzzle or being unable to hit a target. There wasn’t a single moment that I felt pulled out of the experience. It felt great being able to leap around as the mighty Eagle Bearer. I found myself leaping around and firing arrows off in the distance because it was just too much fun.
Unlike Escape the Lost Pyramid, which felt like a premade adventure with Assassin’s Creed felt shoved in, Beyond Medusa’s Gate felt ripped from Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey. It felt as if a bigger focus was placed on the source material. Beyond Medusa’s Gate felt like a love letter to the series. A celebration of what makes Assassin’s Creed such a beloved series.
Assassin’s Creed – Beyond Medusa’s Gate is great for players who like to think outside the box. Overall, I loved this experience more than Escape the Lost Pyramid. The puzzles felt more involved. It felt like I was walking through a dungeon in Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey and the atmosphere was almost intoxicating.
The final puzzle was a completely terrifying and unexpected treat. I highly recommend this for people who want more of a challenge or die-hard fans of the series. My group made it beyond Medusa’s Gate at 32:56. Think you can beat our time?
All images are from Ubisoft Escape Games.