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What I liked
Lighting! Props! Cameras, a fast-paced finale boss fight—-loved the auditory effects and the music. Video editing was done well; having the audience participate in a “choose your own adventure” decision was pretty cool! Oh, and the costumes were creative and you can definitely tell a lot of hard work went into putting all this together!
What I didn't like
I felt a bit like a fraud sitting in the audience and laughing at the participants,—they were absolutely trying their best to escape! I mean, imagine observing your friends in an escape room: that’s what it felt like a little. So there is definitely room for more audience participation and the like!
My overall impression
Being at Oblivious was like watching a movie, being part of a game show, and observing a few baby hyenas released into the wild after being raised and tamed by a wildlife rescue organization. Entertaining? Yes! Laughter? Yes! Audience participation? Potential for more, but I like what they managed to work in anyway! “Immersive experience” describes it pretty well, and I’d recommend checking this out if you have time—-and especially if you’re with a group of friends (the larger the group, the more likely it is that one of you will end up being one of the experimental—and largely metaphorical—hyenas).