Pandoria has their !Finished! Maze this year. They seem very hyped about the fact that it's !Finished! in the ads.
First of all, watch that first step--if you don't hit the teleport right, you end up SEVERAL hundred meters below in the Fermi Sandbox!
Then I ended up in whitespace...
And then in a lecture hall!
So far, the randomness is very frightening.
I begged Fawkes to port me to where he was, because I couldn't find it on my own from ground level.
Unfortunately, I didn't arrive in time to save Fawkes.
...When I finally got to the main level, warnings abounded. It was intended for mature audiences! Make sure you're set to midnight! If you need to leave, here's how!
I figured, either it's good, or it's ridiculously overhyped.
As we started in, it turned out to be a warren of switchback stone passages, with various haunts scattered throughout. Some of them were static, some moved, some made noise--the crunchy spiders that seem to be all the rage this year were in abundance.
There were a lot of body bits scattered around, signs, burning green flames and the like. In the end, it couldn't decide if it was an evil zombie lab, or a stone castle, and trying to juggle and be both didn't exactly work.
I did love the signs, though.
Most of the haunts were incredibly detailed.
There were just enough dead ends to give the place some little sense of adventure, if not precisely a ton of scares.
And I have to laud them on their creative use of colored fog effects.
At the end of everything, there was a large white button, and the sign said, TP TO SAFETY!
I ended up porting to London Spengler's home--well, 700 meters over Mr. Spengler's home, and then fell--he was the fellow who designed !FINISHED!.
I blame him for how often I hit the ground. I really do.
Go if you want, I wouldn't entirely recommend it. We've seen better--*koff* Devil's Labyrinth *koff*--and they didn't involve crash-landing to the ground. Twice.