The Crypt blew me away. It is without a doubt the best room I have done (38 rooms).
Scouring Reddit for "Best Escape Rooms in 'X City' " when visiting new places is my golden ticket to the best spots. Lately it has become overwhelming to try and do the research myself, as there are SO MANY places popping up with varying levels of effort, ingenuity, and well-crafted rooms.
The Crypt was highly recommended and Escape Hour Austin equally so. I'm not usually one for creepy themes, but my partner has always mentioned how doing a few creepy ones every once in a while would be fun (she is a horror movie fan, I am absolutely not). This one seemed interesting enough as a theme that I figured it may be more Indiana Jones than just straight creepy. Happily, I was right, though it had some very "unsettling" moments for sure.
To start, there was a LOT to do in this room. When we finished at 1:09:22 I figured we had failed, but in fact this room has a 1:10:00 time limit. Puzzles had a HUGE variety, some physical (crawling, climbing) some interface interaction, some unique puzzles and "hidden-in-plain-sight" puzzles/answers that were hidden well enough that it took us a bit to figure out, a compliment to the theming here. This room is HARD both in time management and in puzzle difficulty in places, you'll really be stretched thin at 2 people.
Only 1 puzzle really gave us a hard time in terms of not adequately hinting at/explaining necessarily the pieces required out of a collection of options, given we were struggling we were given a hint/nudge here, and without it I'm sure we would have kept spinning our wheels. The puzzle itself was fine, but think it could have been more clear in the wording.
Speaking of the hint system, this was definitely one of the best implementations. I won't spoil what it entails, but it is certainly worth doing this room just for the unique experience it gave us in this aspect, let alone the rest of the amazing experience.
We did the room with 2 people, however it would certainly help to have at least 1-2 more. 6 or more I think would feel crowded, there are a lot of small spaces and the there is a general sense of linearity here.
Most if not all puzzles felt very well themed and cohesive, only one really comes to mind that may not have been, but can be waved away relatively easily.
Highly highly recommend you do this room, I'll be thinking about it for a long time!