Trialing the Trials of Bahamut
Sicycre here to give you some inside details on the Trials of Bahamut Real Escape Game that's currently touring the U.S.! I had the honor of participating in the game earlier this year, so allow me to give you some background if you're not aware of the game. [Click each image for a larger view!]
The Trials of Bahamut is a Real Escape Game created by SCRAP Entertainment in collaboration with FFXIV. Your mission is to form a party of up to six adventurers and attempt to halt the resurrection of the dreadwyrm, Bahamut! Typically in an "Escape Game" you're inside a small location and are tasked with escaping. However, the Trials of Bahamut is set up inside of a large open space, full of other parties of adventurers, all working independently to stop the resurrection of Bahamut.
Each job is vital to the party's success and features a unique set of skills that will be used to help you advance in the trial.
For example, the thief's Steal ability may be particularly useful during [redacted] or a song from your bard companion to [redacted]! There was some creative license taken with the introduction of the ranger and thief jobs, but you'll definitely have some fun seeing famous FF jobs and some unique uses of their staple abilities!
The game challenges each party to complete numerous trials that require both critical thinking and good instincts in order to take a step closer towards preventing the resurrection of Bahamut.
These challenges, themed with tropes, enemies, and items familiar to FINAL FANTASY fans, will leave you wanting to progress further and further to see what's next!
Do battle against a cactuar, stare into the eyes of a tonberry, venture into the Bowl of Embers, and receive help from a very adorable moogle!
Travel to various locations, unlock the mysteries that lie ahead, seek out others who will assist you on your journey, and gather items from your foes in order to make your final preparations should you come face to face with the dreadwyrm himself!
I had a blast tackling the Trials of Bahamut with my friends in June during the Stormblood early access weekend. The game features interesting NPCs (wearing really cool, hand-made costumes designed in the style of FFXIV) to help you on your adventure and the well-designed locations set up throughout the venue!
I totally enjoyed this one specific part where my team and I came acro--
...Oh, right, no spoilers! I highly encourage you to take up the challenge and see for yourself!
One really cool thing I CAN mention is that at the end, one lucky party member will get to go home with a poster signed from one whose presence rivals that of Bahamut, Yoshi-P!
There are only a few stops left for this amazing event, so be sure and see if it will be making any stops near you!
Royal Solaris Reception Hall
August 25 - August 26, 2017
Enter the discount code "FFHOUSTON" for $5 off each ticket for the Houston leg of the tour!
The Florida Hotel & Conference Center
September 22 - September 23, 2017
Sheraton Grand Chicago
September 29 - September 30, 2017
October 20 - October 21, 2017
Further details, ticket purchases, and more can be found on the official website: https://realescapegame.com/ffxiv/
Grab your tickets, form your party, and give it your best for the safety of the realm and all those who reside within it. My hopes go with you Warriors of Light!