Mystery Case Files: Huntsville ?
This is a fun HOG and it was my first HOG.
I love this HOG. I wish there were more like this and the 2nd one Mystery Case Files: Prime Suspect. In fact I liked Prime Suspect the best because I like the puzzles in between better that the puzzles on Huntsville. I will soon be 70 y/o and I like these games to keep my mind alert and healthy. I noticied a difference as soon as I started playing them.
Like I said I do so love these games but, I DO NOT like the games that you have to have a strategy sheet or should I say sheets in your left hand and try and figure it out and play with your right hand. NO FUN for me!
Oh, I also liked Golden Trails 1 and 2. If you know of any other games like these that are fun and can be played without a strategy guide please let me know. I keep looking but no luck. They are all just to complicated if they have a strategy guide with them.
October 30, 2012
A lovely game
Allthough I wish the puzzles were more challenging and varied i really enjoyed the graphics, the music and the background sounds. MCF-games all have a nice twist to their storys and this is no exception; expect giggles and much enjoyment while investigating the suspects!
May 14, 2012
Older,Fun HO game
Huntsville is one of the older Mystery Case Files games but for a HO objects lover its perfect. I originally bought this game quite awhile ago but was happy to discover it again recently. The game has several levels in which you have one villain you need to catch. You get several locations with a certain amount of items you need to find. At the end of each level you have to put a puzzle together to figure out the Villain. At the very end you find out who runs the whole organization and I found the game quite funny actually. The game can get pretty tough in later levels with many objects to find with difficult scenes and you have 3 hints for each level. You are able to only leave one object before succeeding the level. The game is entertaining,fun,challenging and still simple. But I recommend it to any HO lover.
December 19, 2011
MCF: Huntsville is a great game. It's a simple no-nonsense approach: basically, just find the hidden objects.
The challenging positions of the object
The puzzle minigame
Should provide days of gameplay
Only got 3 hints. In other games you got up to 6
Some objects were ridiculously hard to find
Not enough time to finish a case in some levels
No option of a relaxed mode (no timer)
I reccomend this game, and reccomend it's the first MCF you play, to get an idea of the other ones.
May 6, 2012
Great Hidden Object Game
I like this game. This is a great game to play. I only gave it a ok for visual/sound quality because the music after a while is really annoying. Also some places are hard to see. Which made it hard to find the things you need. I needed my glasses for those spots. I hope that when you play this game you will take time to read the stories. Some are really scintillating.
January 31, 2012
I love all the MCF games. This is a great one out of the series to start out with.
May 9, 2012
REALLY GOOD GAME
I ENJOYED PLAYING THIS ONE RIGHT UP UNTIL THE END:) REALLY ENJOYED THE HIDDEN OBJECT SCENES. IT IS NOT THAT HARD BUT THE SCENES ARE COLORFUL AND THE OBJECTS A BIT SMALL BUT I REALLY ENJOYED SOLVING THE CASES. GREAT GAME TO RELAX WITH AND HAVE FUN.
November 21, 2013
Mystery Case Files is one of the leading series in the HOG genre, and this is one of the games that shows why. The graphics and design of levels in this game is on par with some bigger, more recent additions to the genre, and the soundtrack and ambience really add to the atmosphere. As far as atmosphere goes, I felt a little let down. Most of the time I was too busy in the Hidden Object scenes to admire the design of the game.
The learning curve in this game is good and some of the later levels were a bit challenging.
Overall, an oldie but a goodie. 4/5
January 19, 2013
Mystery Case Files: Huntsville
Not usually a big fan of timed games, but once I got into this I found it quite moreish, just had to finish it to see how it ended. Now I will try the rest.
November 16, 2011
Not a bad game, just not for me.
I own four of the later MCF games and played the demo of this one last week only because I was curious of how the series looked when it first started. I no longer like pure HOGs anymore and once you've visited Dire Grove...well...there's no going back to the old places! So even though I had no intention of buying Huntsville, I was curious nonetheless to see where it all began.
Although I initially liked going to the different locations, it became repetitive when I had to look for the same objects in the same scenes in later cases and I hated that the game was timed. I also hated that only 3 hints were given for each suspect so between that and the timer, you're under stress to find objects that were frequently very small or hard to distinguish. And although I got through about a third of the cases during the demo hour, the same jigsaw type puzzle was used in the crime computer for each suspect, which got boring for me very quickly. I realize I shouldn't be too hard on this game since it was the first in the series, but I got spoiled with the first two Ravenhearsts, Madame Fate and Dire Grove and want more of a variety with the puzzles. I can't recommend this game to gamers like myself who desire more of a challenge, but to those who love the MCF series and want the entire collection, by all means get this one too! It's not bad by any means and is a good starter game for those new to the genre. But newbies might be intimidated by that danged timer which can't be turned off or paused. The later games include both a relaxed and normal (or expert) mode of play, and it would be nice if Huntsville could be updated to provide these play modes to accommodate the skill level of those who want to play the game. I'll still recommend Huntsville because many people who started with this game still love playing it and new gamers seem to keep finding it too.
December 8, 2012