Mystery Case Files: Escape from Ravenhearst
The story line is tired and convoluted. The voice work in this one is sub-par and the mechanics are awful. You no longer search for hidden items in HO scenes, you now search for morphing objects. The journal no longer keeps track of symbols/numbers/clues that you have found so you now have to either memorize them all, go back and look when you find the puzzle the clues go to or sit there with a pen and paper. Also only a quarter of the 'actions' make sense anymore, you spend 70% of your time just TRYING to click an item in the inventory and click on some TINY interactive spot until something works so that you can move forward. There are no longer instructions inside mini games, you just have to keep pressing buttons until you figure out the goal of the puzzle. Also, though I rarely use them, you can no longer press the hint button unless it's inside a morphing objects or mini game, so if you get stuck on what to do next you're SOL.
Bad form MCF, bad form.
September 6, 2013
A huge disappointment for MCF fans. Very little is intuitive about this game. Your best bet is not to buy it, but if you do, second best is to print the entire walkthrough and keep it beside you.
December 30, 2012
Worst Hidden Object Game Ever
I love the dark HOGs and MCFs, but this one was sickening. First the morphing objects instead of hidden objects was tedious. There was no logic to the sequence of the game. I had to use the walkthrough continually, something that I never do. It simply was not fun. I did not finish it - quit after cutting toenails, clipping nose hairs and popping pimples. So sorry I bought this game. Try it before you buy it.
June 24, 2012
Not the best Mystery Case File game
Don't like the morphine or the story line.
May 9, 2012
Ravenhurst games are my favorite, but not this one. I hated the morphing objects. That,s not a HO game. Too much running around and my game took time to load when changing rooms. Mini games were very difficult. I got halfway through the game and uninstalled in from my computer. it would have me shaking mad at times.
DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME!!!!!!!!!
April 16, 2012
Worse Mystery Case File Game so far
I have the whole series of Mystery Case Files and found that the latest ?Escape from Ravenhearst? the worse game I?ve ever played. I did not like the morphing segments of the game and my husband found that, with his bad eyesight, he could not see the morphing items.
We spent about 99% of the time in the walkthrough trying to find out where we were supposed to be and what we were supposed to do. Some of the items you would never find because of the darkness of the scenes and you would never know that you had to do certain things. The mini puzzles did not give you a clue as to what the aim or outcome of the puzzle should be so you were left floundering, and there were no hints to put you back on track.
I am also finding that there is too much ?vocals? in the games. The 13th skull is one of the examples. My most favourite of the Mystery Case Files is ?Return to Ravenearst?. The graphics were outstanding and the game challenging enough to make it interesting.
When the next installment of Mystery Case Files comes out I will have to wait and read the reviews before purchasing. I certainly will not purchase if the game is anything like ?Escape from Ravenhearst?.
March 9, 2012
I'm usually a big fan of MCF games and I'm usually not one to stop playing a game before it's finished. But the amount of gross-out humor in Escape to Ravenhearst did me in. This really isn't the "psychological thriller" the game claims, unless dismembered bodies and grotesque birth images count as psychology.
March 4, 2012
Ruined a Great Series
They should've stuck to what was so popular in the first two. This Hidden Object format is awful.
February 21, 2012
This has to be the most depressing game I have ever played! Why all the dark games all of a sudden, we are barraged with them!!
January 30, 2012
There is very little I like about this game. The morphing items are awful to find, and take longer to locate then regular hidden object games. I own all of the MCF and this is the WORST by far.
January 10, 2012