Mystery Case Files: Prime Suspects ?
MCF-Prime Suspets- Comic Minds of Genuis at Work Here!
Came back to replay and review this super fun and very funny (f you read the game notes therein) truly great older game--which was and still is--ahead of it's time.
MCF set a new direction and helped change the face of playing mindless computer games as well as opened new doors for other Game Developers to follow in their footsteps.
With that said and done, here is the chronological order:
Mystery Case Files:
2. Prime Suspects
4. Madame Fate'
5. Return to Ravenhearst
6. Dire Grove
7. 13th Skull
8. Escape from Ravenhearst
9. Shadow Lake
The Margrave Incident - Nintendo Wii
Enjoy! -Mama Mia-
January 2, 2013
If you want a pure HO game, this is the one.
This review is based on a complete playthrough of the game.
I'm more a HOPA player than pure HO, but I got this during a MCF sale and I'm glad I did. Much better than Huntsville.
THE GOOD: Lots of locations, and they do a good job of shuffling them from one 'suspect' to the next so you're not going through the same scene back to back to back (some HOPA developers could learn from this...).
There's only one difficulty mode (they added 'relaxed' in later games), but the time control is much easier than Huntsville. It gets harder as you go, but by then you've seen the scenes a few times, so you can go through them faster. Where Huntsville was try after try after try till I got it, I only had to repeat maybe four scenes my entire playthrough. Some cut it close - I'm not saying it was a cakewalk, but more realistic time controls for us mere mortals. I ended up last visible 'agent' on the time sheet when I was done, so there's loads of room for improvement if I ever play it again.
If you do 'fail' a level, you try again with different objects - so you can't look to a strategy guide like you can with a lot of more modern HOPA's to point out where everything is. Ditto if you replay the game to beat your time.
Different puzzles at the end of each level: either a picture scramble, concentration, or a word find. The 'final' puzzle (at least the one I got - there may be different ones), unfortunately was terribly easy if you've ever seen it before, and I think they give you the clue to the solution somewhere along the way if you pay attention.
THE BAD: Graphics are a little grainy by today's standards. As I said, I'm not so much into the pure HO, but I gotta think that if one of the big three or four publishers put out a pure HO game in this style with today's sharp graphics, a lot of people would eat it up.
Sound got very repetitive, and the loop 'broke' from time to time (maybe because I took so long).
THE UGLY: There were a few minor issues with ambiguous objects (a time clock or a wall clock for 'clock), and they recycled a lot of the 'art' from Huntsville.
BOTTOM LINE: For what it is - a pure Hidden Object game with no pretense of a plot - other than improving the graphics I don't think it can get much better than this. And that's saying something considering the year of release of this game.
March 26, 2014
Obsessed!!! I wanna play this to my ipad
Ive tried playing this game to pc and this by far is my favorite game! Love all primesuspect mcf huntsville games!!!!!
I wanna know though if i can purchase and play this game to my ipad mini :)
October 5, 2013
I love this series of games.
This edition of MCF is a great game for intermediate players. It has mostly HOGs with puzzles between chapters. Fun storyline and interesting characters.
February 13, 2012
Madem Fate Mystery Case Files
Loved this game which is the one I started with Big Fish and been a customer since then!!
June 27, 2013
Great Hidden Object Game
Really enjoyed this one. The puzzles were fun, the hidden objects were challenging to find, and the art was done well. Great job!
March 4, 2013
Great Game from Mystery Case Files!
This like Huntsville are the ones that hooked me to Mystery Case Files! Its an oldie but goodie that offers challenging puzzles and hidden object areas that can be replayed since the items in your hidden object section change and the fact I like to see if I can beat my time and scores.
I find my self going back often to replay this one!
January 7, 2013
This is pure hidden object game and doesn't pretend to be anything else. It is timed which adds to the fun. A lot of games are dark and gloomy but this is quite amusing!
I played this with my husband who also enjoyed it. Some of the objects are very small so it helps to have two pairs of eyes!
November 28, 2011
Prime Suspects was a pretty good game. The Hidden Object Scenes were very pretty fun HOWEVER the ones with the Flashlights, or the X-Ray Device are very annoying. The X-Ray is creative, but it is annoying. Other than that the game was pretty fun. There were plenty of strange and sometimes funny characters and the variety was pretty big.
-Most of the Hidden Object Scenes
-The Number of Hints Increased
-The Wide Variety of Characters
-2/3 Minigames At The End (I thought the Crossword one was pretty fun)
-Scenes involving the X-Ray Device or the Flashlight
-The Matching Game Mini-Game
February 7, 2012
fun old game
I liked it like all the others. Older game that is pretty much HOS. No real adventure but just fun finding thing.
May 10, 2013