Mystery Case Files: Escape from Ravenhearst
The first two in the series were creepy but good and I was looking forward to finishing the storyline but this game is sick!! Far too graphic in its content (Your warning is appropriate and neccessary but why ruin a good series!) It also played as though faulty - very slow to respond - which I found very irritating.
Morphing objects were a good idea even if some only seemed visible AFTER using the hint. The other puzzles however were difficult to the point of obscurity and I am a former member of MENSA!!
I eventually gave up after even the walkthrough could not satisfactorily explain one of the puzzles and I was unable to continue.
It didn't really matter as I was certainly not enjoying the game but I would have liked to have known how it ended.
Wish I had never bought the game!!
July 3, 2013
I gave up - too hard
I am a great fan of the Mystery Case Files games. This one just missed me. I read the reviews - not concerned with gore or extremely scary or disturbing scenes. How difficult could it be? Problem was/is, I never got to one of those scary scenes or puzzles. I spent 40 minutes solving the first morphing objects puzzle and wandering around trying to figure out what to do next. Beautiful graphics and it probably had a really good story, but I never got to it. The lack of hints in "casual" mode is disturbing. Won't be buying this one.
March 3, 2013
This one is a loser!
I like the MCF games, what happened to this one? It is nearly impossible to even figure out what to do next! No fun Big Fish. I got this with a game coupon, please return the game coupon so I can use it on something that requires just at least a little brain power!
February 5, 2013
Does not give good hints. Have to keep going back to the walk thru. The story keeps getting worse as you go. If you have a weak stomach do not do this game.
November 29, 2012
Ugh, a waste of money and time.
I disliked this game so much that I actuallly took the time to write a review of how much I disliked it.
First, I personally, love the Mystery Case Files series. I like 'hidden objects'. What I don't like is 'morphing objects'. I would rather have a laundry list of items to find than objects that morph. I end up staring at the screen until my eyes are dry and I have to walk away!!!
Second, some of the puzzles are so ridiculously hard that I didn't even know where to start. By the third or fourth puzzle, I had just started skipping the puzzles because there wasn't any logic of how to solve them. The only logic was that they wanted you to buy the Collector's Edition, so that you would have an idea of what the point of the puzzles were.
Third, the whole 'story' line was drowned out by the awful sound effects that were meant to be creepy. It was just a big bizarre hot mess and I don't recommend it at all. If you're a fan of hidden object games, I recommend an earlier MCF title. Huntsville still is my favorite!
November 29, 2012
What a let down
I loved the other Ravenhearst games but was very disappointed with this one. The morphing objects are very hard to find - would rather have HO instead. The story was disturbing to say the least and became very complicated. MCF is one of my favorites but give this one a big miss!
September 23, 2012
I wouldn't waste my money
This is the worst MCF game. I've played them all, and thoroughly enjoyed them. Not only is this NOT a hidden object game, but there is a "HINT" button that you can't use. Horrible game. Played for a half hour , got stuck, NO HINTS, so i quit.
August 18, 2012
It is a seriously unpleasant game - over complicated with impossible puzzles.couldn't you have at least have added a hint button. I have played all of these but this was awful!!
July 22, 2012
what have you done
I have played every MCF game and enjoyed them all. Do not like morphing, but worse still there is no continuity in the scenes which lead you to where to go next. Will not be buying anymore MCF unless they revert to old format.
January 9, 2012