Mystery Trackers: Raincliff Collector's Edition
As expected, great game.
The game however, did seem a bit short and the bonus chapter for the CC edition was really short.
March 1, 2014
WHO WAS THAT MASKED MAN?
SUMMARY: A well-put together adventure-HOG with plenty of puzzles of varying degrees of difficulty. Artistry is detailed and appropriate to the type of scene portrayed. Story is well-told and develops nicely as the game proceeds. Lovely game - over 5 hours to play main game in casual.
Some interesting details before you begin:
? Achievements. To get all, you must complete the tutorial, complete all HOS without a hint and take at least 10 minutes to play a HOS. So if you like to garner all possible achievements, plan ahead.
? Find 50 secret frogs (they take all sorts of forms and may be found in HOS but not on object list).
? HOS are list-based; usually one color predominates to increase the difficulty involved in finding blended objects
? Lots of back and forth, but there?s a limited number of locations, so traveling is not unwieldy. Plus you travel to and from the crossroads a lot, so you?ll get to know how to get to wherever you need to be soon enough.
? Who was that person in the mask at the end? Thought everyone was accounted for.
November 29, 2013
First time buying Mystery Tracker Game. Glad I read all the reviews before hand. It was a great game. Lots of puzzles, plenty of hidden areas to explore in each scene and graphics were very clear, colorful and exciting.
Like all HO fans, could have had more HO scenes, but game was long and well worth the money.
I'm a huge MCF player/fan, but will definitely be buying more Mystery Tracker Games.
November 15, 2013
wow! what a fantastic, beautiful game
Just finished playing this gem of a game. I played it in one session, including the bonus chapter in about 6 hours, so marvellous, I couldn't stop. What a great story,pulls you in right from the first second! Crisp, beautiful, very detailed graphics, super VO's, even the live actors are very good.!!
I enjoyed every second of it!! HOS and puzzles are challenging, but doable, I like it when things aren't TOO Obvious!
Great CE extra's, collecting at least 50 frogs, achievements, and all the classic CE bonuses. Bonus chapter is very nice and captivating too, shows a little hint of the next game.
Try it, I'm sure you'll love it and buy it immediately, just like I did!
July 4, 2013
good not great
No voice over, graphic are ok. The HOS are good and the puzzles are ok. There is going from one area to another to find things to use. The hint button I did not like at all. Some help. There is lots of extras to find which makes for more fun.
May 6, 2013
Good solid game: worth buying but I'm not marking it as "I want to do it again soon!"
This game had some easy and some difficult items to solve. I treasure a game that after completeing a puzzle I ask myself: "Will I be able to do that again?!" Mystery case files are the ones that do this to me. This game though aequately challenging did NOT make me a fear a rerun on the puzzles.
I play hard core when I can. This did not feel hard core but was more than enough to keep me intrigued. I had to play this game in windowed mode(it is the only one so far that wouldn't allow me to move through the game unless I was in windowed mode) Once I figured that out I was off and running.
I did turn the sound off on this one as most games annoy me with the sound that is just my preference for quiet when solving puzzles/HOS's. I gave a good rating to the visuals on this but cannot comment on the sound quality.
The story line was clear and known/well defined.
The HOS's were fun and took the right amount of time to do. They were by no means easy nor the most challenging.
In comparison I did enjoy Black ISLE (also mystery Tracker) more than this one by quite a bit. This is a long game even for an expert. I will play it again but not before I play some others.
April 29, 2012
A very solid HOG
I read the reviews of Raincliff and was impressed. I bought it. The game is well drawn with good HOS, a rather interesting plot (if impossible) and is thoroughly worth playing. I liked everything except the puzzles, which were largely those solved by rote, but skip charges quickly. The CE has hints which are very good, sometimes a bit too specific, but at least it gets you back on track in a game with lots of moving around. Occasionally I would either have lapses of memory or simply come to a dead end and really need the hint. The artwork was very good and the cut scenes were above average. I decided on a 4 rather than a 5 based on the amount of wandering back and forth that was necessary. There is a walkthrough that I needed only twice. I highly recommend the game to those who are not put off by a lot of back and forth. If you really hate the ?to and fro? you might want to avoid this game.
March 31, 2012
Not As Good As Black Isle, But Still A Good Game
This game was good. While nowhere near as good as Black Isle, Elephant Games has still given us a great game.
Great graphics. Very modern, lots of detail and very good designs.
A great storyine, would've liked some voice-overs to make it more interesting.
Achievements were fun and made the game addictive
Overall the game was fun to play.
Hint recharged very fast
The Hidden Object Scenes are great. A very good challenge for me.
Strategy Guide included
Some of the achievements seemed impossible to get
A lot of going back and forth in this game.
Didn't like the puzzles at all. Way too hard for me and couldn't wait to skip them.
Overall, despite these things, this game is still a good one. It should provide entertainment to anyone.
July 16, 2012
Too much back tracking
Unlike other games in it's genre, when you moved onto another chapter, you still had to access old areas. That's not a major thing, but when I have to click upwards of 12 times, go back, then do a task, then click another 9 times to complete another task... I felt it was more of a time management game with all the clicking!
Also, there wasn't a map so sometimes I really had to pay attention to remember how to access certain areas (was it at that scene or the other scene to get there?!).
There are a lot of puzzles and I did enjoy that, however a lot of them you need to get an object to access and I got to one point when I would find a piece I really had to be like "where did I see that... dang". So it was a bit of a memory game in that aspect. Hm. Then again, I didn't exactly access the journal much either, so that may be my bad!
I did enjoy the game though, aside from the constant navigation through so many scenes. The graphics were good and a couple of times I did get spooked when something unexpected happened.. That RARELY ever happens to me. So I had to laugh about that.
But fun game overall. The usage of actors was well incorporated.
One aspect I really had fun with was finding all the frogs, and the hint button was adorable!!!
June 10, 2012
I found this game to be a lot of fun, i would buy it and recommend others do the same.
August 2, 2012