So tonight I got to experience Sub Species: Operation Lockdown. Firstly a massive thanks to all the actors (an incredible job by all) including the mastermind Peter and to everyone who payed for this experience participating and being good sports.
So I'll share my thoughts on this experience without spoiling. So having ran (sometimes quite literally) Sub Species: The End Games 4 times I didn't know what to expect coming into Operation Lockdown, my first guess was it'll be a more brutal version of End Games with some side story.
I was pleasantly surprised this wasn't exactly the case and this experience was so much more than I had hoped, while it may not be as chaotic or feel like it has as many actors as a normal run through of End Games each actor had purpose & a part to play.
Spending longer in the maze you really get sucked into it & appreciate what a beautiful creation it is.
This experience involves:
• Team building.
• Puzzle solving.
• Clue finding.
• Group putting their minds together and being resourceful.
• Group awareness, navigation & communication.
• Being vigilant & tactful as both individuals & as part of a group.
The puzzles my team faced were actually quite challenging and it was nice to see each part of the group participating and bringing something to the table. I departed from the group half way through our task/puzzle for a search & retrieve mission, it was myself, 2 other participants & an actor. This was a great part of the experience and brought the better frights of the evening with the Nemesis creature & infected (Hi Julie, thanks for marking my shoulder and losing me 15 points!!!
This experience also brings with it choices within which could alter the outcome / story / success rate of completing a mission. Not to mention this is a game and you can earn points by completing said objectives, avoiding contact & generally just being a great team member regarding input.
The fact that there is various possible outcomes to the story this experience is totally re doable. Fair enough not a lot of people have a spare £99 to go and do it all over again but for those who love story, maybe want to be top of the Phalanx Operative leader board it has everything in it, different challenges/puzzles, different story, different decisions & outcomes, humor & quality actors bring the whole experience together.
Can't praise this enough, was a really good time had by all. Well done to all involved in this experience!