Mystery Case Files: 13th Skull
A real headache
I managed 13 whole minutes of the trial play, assembling the "map" and reaching the upper floor #with the maid [with the horrible wig]# before growing insidiously bored. Unlike other challenging, fun H O games I've played, outside actual 'actors' portraying the characters #and their vo# some of the H O scenes were ridiculous. And the backtrack navigation horrible.
I even logged out once, to return and pick up where I'd left off previous, and it restarted on me! No thanks.
There are other, much better H O games available
July 21, 2013
Very very average game. Too much back and forwards, and the main actors where a bit annoying, but the sound of rain was very soothing. Don't buy it, not worth the money.
July 16, 2013
Was hoping for more in this game: But it was incredibly tedious. It required so much retracing of steps back and forth through the same places: having clickable locations on a map would have been so much easier. It was way too linear, items you are supposed to collect are visible but you can't click on them until to you do some other menial task. And it just was't challenging; the "objective" tells you what you need to be doing each step. And the mini-games didn't all make much sense, particularly what you're supposed to do with the map toward the end (I had to look at a walkthrough to get a clue how to use it). Skip this one, there are better.
June 29, 2013
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
You really REALLY have to like HOs
My biggest complaint is the lack of an interactive (transport) map. This is definitely a go-fer game with many trips to opposite ends of its universe. The graphics are great, the HOs detailed, but some objects are nearly impossible to find, others not well described or mislabeled. The puzzles were VERY time consuming and I pretty much skipped all of them but one or two (well, maybe three) - near the end some cannotbe skipped. The script contains total stereotypes, is poorly written (think of B movie level but worse), and the ending abrupt and disappointing (to say the least.)
Ultimately, after completion, I wished I had gone with my gut and just quick after the first two hours.
December 1, 2014
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