Mystery Case Files: 13th Skull
This game is the hardest l have ever spent money on there are not many hints and there is no SKIP button if you get really stuck, l find it really annoying when people who make these games hide the objects in places that are to dark to see or are a same colour as the objects, thats really unfair...
l got to the treasure chest and spent a whole day trying to open the box, never did it.
March 21, 2013
I had a lot of fun with this game although like so many others, I didn't care for the characters. For an animated game I prefer animated characters Never the less I could put up with that. What I couldn't put up with, (and I have no idea how no one else could) is the ending. Until then I felt like a pretty decent detective, then they all of a sudden humiliate you and totally embarrass you with such a ridiculous ending, not to mention totally predictable.
SPOILER ALERT: near the end once you have figured out who the villain is, and that he is very dangerous, what kind of detective would go confront him WITHOUT a gun? WITHOUT calling for backup? Very insulting to your intelligence, you have to finish the rest of the puzzles with a gun at your back knowing you are dead as soon as you solve the final puzzle, so why would you not attack him? I continued with the sound muted thinking that there has to be a big surprise ending and it can't be this stupid. I was wrong. The ending was exactly as you'd predict. It couldn't have been more ridiculous if they had Big Bird and the energizer bunny duke it out at the end. i will not play it again.
August 7, 2013
My Least Favorite MCF
I just completed two MCF games that I loved and jumped into this one. Much to my disappointment, this was very different. You can't skip dialog and are forced to listen to every word in dreadful accents. Despite turning different options off, the game provided guidance by telling me what to do, where to go, and what to get next. For me, this was not much more fun than watching bad TV. I did not finish this game and am sorry I did not 'try' it first.
June 28, 2013
I found the game to be too linear - you were told to find several objects to move forward - pretty boring. I would have prefer more HO screens or ways to use objects in the inventory. The acting was surprisingly good but I found the dialogue screens to be tedious. I lost interest and didn't finish the game.
March 1, 2013
poor ending ruined the game for me
The reason I gave this game an overall poor rating, was the fact that I was given the option to play the "bonus chapter" and when I started to try and play it, it would not let me. The main chapter ended very abruptly and I felt cheated out of it.
January 10, 2013
Confusing and Hard to Follow
If you like hidden object games with story lines that are confusing with no clue as to what you're supposed to do next, this game is for you. I probably have over 50 games like this that I like to play. I'm not a die hard Expert player. I like to just relax and take my time and not have to think like a genius to play, just to have fun and take my mind off my stresses. This game gives you no clues about what to do next, the hints are awful. When you look at a water filled coffin and there is nothing that would lead you to know that you have to do something, anything, and the hint you get only tells you the briefest of information and you have to go to a walk-through in order to figure out what the heck you're supposed to do, that to me is bad. There is no rhyme or reason to this game. I would not recommend purchasing this game. It's a bit frustrating.
December 27, 2012
Miss the old
The first MCF were awesome but it's getting way to complicated and too venturesome for me. I'm not a heavy player and going from site and scene constantly and all the inventory stuff is just not relaxing to me. I miss Madame Fate and that genre.
December 10, 2012
This was the last Mystery Case File game I needed to buy to complete the series. I wish I hadn't! It was so long and drawn out running back and forth only to find I really didn't know what i was looking for or supposed to do. Everything has to be done in a certain order or you can't advance any further in the game. I spent more time writing things down and reading entries than playing the game. HOS's were pretty good but there was always one item that you just couldn't see so you had to use the hint. There were no instructions for the games and most of the time the hints didn't help and those were the games you cant skip, which I generally don't do. I just didn't get any pleasure out of this game and in fact didn't finish it, wiped it off my computer. I have never done that before. I was such a shame because the other games are some of my very favorites.
November 2, 2012
Regret buying this game
I bought this game because I enjoyed all of the other MCF games.
The game is tedious...all the running around finding things for folks...sheesh...half the length of the game is going back and forth everywhere a dozen times. Over and over...search the manor for these things, search the grounds for those things. Search everywhere for things for someone else.
Huge,messy, junk pile HO scenes. Bring your magnifying glasses for this one.
Tasks that don't make sense. I spent forever trying to plunge the dang toilet...thought the game was glitchy til I came to the walk through...found out I had to make a phone call...who would ever think of that on their own? really?
There is a map but it's totally useless...it's just a map of the town...no points of interest marked on it, or places to do things.
I have lost my faith in this series...the developers need to close it out if this is the best they have left.
October 13, 2012
Not sure about this one.
Maybe I was in a bad mood when I played this game. I didn't really like the video vignettes. Didn't really like most of the mini games. There seemed to be an awful lot of back and forth from one side of a building to the other. There didn't seem to be a good flow in the game. I am not really sure If I did everything. I guess I did since it finally ended.
August 4, 2012