Gold Rush is the 5th room I've done at The Escape Game company, and unfortunately falls within my bottom half of rooms there.
The theming was great I will say however, which really increased my enjoyment. The plot itself was rather weak and strange, but it's an escape room, I don't need a Hollywood script necessarily.
Overall the room is still good, don't get my wrong, The Escape Game company generally does a good job of rooms even if they aren't the "best" they are certainly a good quality and good experience to bring along those that may not be hardcore "Escapers".
Puzzles in this room were pretty hit and miss for me, lots of incredibly straight-forward solutions and answers that jumped out at you without respecting the puzzle solving fun of pondering a solution for a while. One puzzle was brute-forced as there seemed to be no indication besides trying several sequences of numbers, though maybe I missed this.
There was two rather unique puzzles that were quite enjoyable, but hard to describe them really as puzzles as I say that. They were cool "mechanisms" for lack of a spoiler-y description and made the room enjoyable to that end.
Overall, like the two recent experiences I had at TEG, the rooms were just over too quick. There seems to be a lack of substance among some of the rooms, and I find it hard to believe it is just because we were a group of 4. Both this and Timeliner I found myself thinking that the puzzles and rooms would continue, just to look at the paused time on the screen, have our GM walk in, and realize we still had nearly half our time left and had used 0 hints.
I still rate this above average because it is a GOOD room, it just may be more geared to the younger crowd or those more inexperienced with escape rooms in general, or just for 2 people.