Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst ?
A good Mystery
I did like this game it was haunting and fun with good adventure, but I thought some of the mini games were too tough and I hate skipping games. Same with their other game Dire Grove. Needed to be a bit easier to really have fun with these games. I don't like going through walkthroughs. I know it is easier to give rave reviews when you like a game, but I know two other people who felt the same way with these games. Great mysteries just make the mini games not so hard and more fun.
October 1, 2012
it was the FIRST hidden object game i played,,,,and still continues to be the best story and best puzzles and scenes...it was very challengeing but well worth it ...NEED TO MAKE OTHERS FROM MYSYTERY CASE FILES JUST LIKE THIS ONE....MYSTERIES LIKE THIS ONE CONTINUE MY WANT TO PLAY!!!!
September 25, 2012
Not as good as its prequal.
I so looked forward to this sequel because I prefer adventure games to those that are solely hidden object like its predecessor, but I was a little disappointed in this one. Not a lot but just enough to keep me from giving it five stars. I found too many of the minigames to be so difficult that I had to skip them and those that couldn't be skipped, I had to resort to the forums or elsewhere to find what I needed to progress. I know I'm smarter than this and would have been able to spend the time working them out but it was almost impossible. Adequate help is not provided in both the hint system (nondescript and takes too long to refill) and nonexistant with the puzzles. I like a challenge just as much as the rest of you but as a casual gamer, I just want to be able to move along at a pace where I would be as if I were really in that situation. The time spent having to quit the game to look elsewhere for guidance took away a lot of the fun for me. Yes, the game looks beautiful and the story is engaging but it left me feeling cold when I was done with it. And I didn't get that satisfied feeling like I do when playing an all-around great game. It just wasn't fun enough for me.
I had hoped we'd get to explore the house by wandering around the hallways and was disappointed in that too. I guess the devs didn't do that because we already saw the rooms in the prequal but if you didn't play Ravenhearst, you wouldn't know what they looked like. Maybe it's the devs' brilliance in thinking you'd buy the prequal too for just that reason. A better alternative for the series might have been to make Ravenhearst an adventure game where you'd get to do the wandering instead of the point and click method to access the rooms. In RTR, I was excited to be able to enter the living room but disappointed that the kitchen was the only other room we'd get to walk directly into. It's been awhile since I played this game because I've found others that I like better but I'll give this one another try someday. Just not anytime soon. I still recommend it though because it offers the challenge that others are looking for and what I may want sometime too. But I won't be buying the next installment as the preview turned me off and the reviews seem to indicate that the devs were going for shock value instead of quality so I'm passing on it.
September 23, 2012
this is the games is good and excellent to other people..more power of hidden mystery case files..
September 14, 2012
Hard To Go Back In Time
Once I've played MCF's newer HOG's like Dire Grove, it was painfully difficult to go back to these older versions. I was hoping to still experience some enjoyment, but it was just okay. Now if I had started with the first installment MCF made and proceeded with each one thereafter in order, I believe my experience would have been much better! So I still recommend purchasing because I'm sure this was something in it's day, but you might be disappointed like me, if you play MCF games out of order.
I'm a huge fan of MCF, but it's so hard to go back in time and play the older games. So... I'll patiently wait for the next installment!
September 2, 2012
What a difference!
I was seriously disappointed by the first game in this series but decided to finish it after all because I was intrigued by the reviews for "Return..." and Escape..." - and needless to say it's important to the storyline, which is interesting.
"Return to Ravenhearst" is definitely an improvement over the first. The music is great, the graphics are very good and very creepy - the bugs actually gave me chills!
August 22, 2012
This is most certainly the flagship of MCF games. The music score is brilliant, had to buy it as well!
August 16, 2012
Better then the first, better then the 3rd-- BIG FISH MAKE MORE GAMES LIKE THIS ONE !
I think I've played 150 games from this site.. but this one will ALWAYS be my favorite.. nothing compares ! It's LONG and involving with tough puzzles and a great story. I don't even know if I can give you an exact reason-- but this is by far the best game I've played!
July 31, 2012
hide things you will find
i like this game and i want to download it
July 28, 2012
This was an overall good HOS game. Nice mix of puzzles and HOS's. Both the HOS's and the puzzles were mostly pretty challenging. Interesting (though sometimes goulish) story line.
The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was because there was absolutely no clue what you were supposed to do on some of the puzzles. I don't want hints to solve but I do want at least a hint of what is supposed to be done to solve it. Also, there was only one puzzle that I can think of that had a reset, so by the time you figured out what you were supposed to do, you had messed the puzzle up so bad it was too frustrating to get it back to a solvable state.
July 26, 2012