Although The Legend of Zelda is best known for its iconic adventures, it’s also highly esteemed for its puzzle elements as well, whether it’s the Water Temple from Ocarina of Time or the shrines in Breath of the Wild. Challenges in real life aren’t quite so fun, but now they can be. You know those escape rooms, where you and some friends are locked in a room full of puzzles and you have to work through them all in a certain time frame in order to win? It turns out there’s a Zelda-themed one, called “Defenders of the Triforce,” and you can totally give it a go right now.The folks at Engadget tried it out, and described it thusly:
“Defenders of the Triforce is an escape room game, but there’s no locked door and escaping isn’t the end game goal. Instead, SCRAP uses the real-life puzzle format to retell the story of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time in the space of one hour. The twist: The game’s heroes have already lost, and it’s up to your team to solve puzzles and break the seal on the Master Sword to defeat Ganondorf.”
Furthermore, it seems this escape room is less tangible and physical than others you may have experienced in the past, so perhaps the adventure is best suited for imaginative folks who enjoy a good round of Dungeons and Dragons. Regardless, it seems like a fun and challenging puzzle that’s involved enough to let you get totally lost in the world of Hyrule for an hour.
The experience has actually already come and gone in cities like Los Angeles, Houston, and Chicago, but it’s still going strong in New York and San Francisco, and it’ll be in Canada, England, France, Germany, and Spain this summer, says Eurogamer. Get tickets and more information about upcoming events here, and let us know if you plan on checking it out for yourself. If you already have, give us all the non-spoilery details you can!
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