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Mystery Case Files: Dire Grove

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(484.98 MB)

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The Celtic legend of Dire Grove has been passed down from generation to generation for centuries. Considered a fairytale, its telling was meant to frighten small children into staying in their beds through the night. A recently unearthed artifact in the United Kingdom, however, proves the dark legend to be true! Use your wits and Hidden Object talents to follow the trail of a group of missing graduate students in Mystery Case Files: Dire Grove!

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Game System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
  • CPU: 2.0 GHz
  • RAM: 1280 MB
  • DirectX: 9.0
  • Hard Drive: 517 MB
Game Manager System Requirements:
  • Browser: Internet Explorer 7 or later
  • Alcohol Reference
  • Tobacco Reference
  • Mild Violence
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Mystery Case Files: Dire Grove 4.6 5 299 299
COMPLETED GAME - FUN AND CHALLENGING Casual mode a little over 4 hours. Not like the first MCF games. A very well thought-out and skillfully-told story. Provocative puzzles; fairly uncluttered HOS and flawless gameplay. Terrific production values. Video tapes you find throughout the game will tell the backstory of 4 students investigating the lore of Dire Grove ? I found them somewhat boring and not necessary to view to enjoy the game. No map, but it?s fairly easy to keep track of what is where. Your journal is integral to your gameplay and will contain some information (including possible solutions to puzzles or where to look for the solutions) not found during gameplay. Satisfying ending. PUZZLES: If you?ve played a lot of HOGs, you will recognize many of the wide variety of puzzles. No instructions are provided. Experts and advanced intermediates should be able to figure out and solve most from having encountered them in other games. Other intermediates and novices will have to rely on trial and error or a walkthrough for many of them. Suggestion: When the puzzle involves squares or tiles, you might first try moving one or two of them around. You might find a symbol underneath a tile or find that something lights up, which will provide a clue on how to solve the puzzle. You could end up feeling really smart. Clues for some puzzles (ex: combo for safe) are generally found very nearby. Suggestion: Also look through your journal (not just the last couple pages of entry). Sometimes solutions are included in the narrative. GAMEPLAY: Is smooth and logical, though sometimes rather challenging. As you know, you must usually do something in order to activate a HOS. So, if you get stuck on what to do next, try going to the different locations to see if you come across 2 or 3 HOS. The tools you get should give you some insight of what to do (since you were probably looking for them). Note that the hint works within the HOS, but will not give direction on where to go or what to do during gameplay. Some tools aren?t found until much later in the game (such as that sparkplug for the generator or a means to cross that break in the bridge). Note that, even after you find the 4 students, you still have a ways to go before the end. April 11, 2013
Hidden object game - with real actors. Enjoyed the addition of real actors - made the game more human and believable. The challenges were just that, with a few that I needed assistance with. The storyline was great. Loved this game and will at some point play it again. April 10, 2013
Oh the chanting! I love the MCF games. They always present a unique and challenging game. With Dire Grove, you are on the hunt for missing students. I found this game setting like the Blair Witch movie. The hidden objects were all fairly easy to locate. You always get a key item upon completing the hidden objects. This then leads to another item that you will need to locate to advance in the game. With the level of challenge, I found only 1 of the games a little challenging. The others were all fairly easy to complete. As for the storyline, I just have to say that the chanting gave me the creeps. But then, that is what the game was suppose to be doing. In all, I really did enjoy this game. It didn't take me that long from start to finish. I completed this game in roughly 4.5 hours. April 10, 2013
Eerie but Awesome HOG. You search each location at least twice and gathering video tapes are important to get to final location. Puzzles are challenging but not impossible. Walk thru is available as well as help in the forums.The search for the 4 missing students looking for the Celtic Legend proves challenging in the frozen Dire Grove. Played and completed games three times. Great game. April 9, 2013
Excellent This game is still to date the best game I have played April 8, 2013
First Experience with Mystery Case Files games-Not disappointed! I was looking for a hidden object game, something different and fun that I haven't tried before, I found Dire Grove and watched the video. It impressed me, so I bought the game. Very addicting, I was finished in 3-4 days. I absolutely loved the game, and can't wait to purchase more of them! March 21, 2013
I like the hidden object games I'm every happy with your games March 7, 2013
Amazing! This is my very first hidden object and i love it, the storyline and graphic's are awsome! and the soundtrack is stunning, it certainly gave me the chill's February 15, 2013
Exciting, Somewhat Spooky Mystery Adventure! This is the first mystery game I have found that can compare to my beloved Nancy Drew games. Dire Grove has a beautifully-detailed, intricate setting with LOTS of locations to explore. I thought the live actors added a nice, realistic touch to the story, and between them and the stunning graphics, it made me feel like I was actually in the game. The story itself was well-written and I loved the fact that it was a historical folklore come to life. I really enjoyed the subtle creepiness throughout. As previously mentioned, I'm used to the Nancy Drew game series so the whole Hidden Object factor was brand new to me and, therefore, a bit tedious at times -- but for fans of Hidden Object games, this one has PLENTY opportunities to keep you satisfied! Sometimes I wished there were characters to interact with simply because that is what I'm used to, but it didn't affect my opinion of the game and it was fun to do everything on my own. I consider myself to be Intermediate and this game took me just over six hours to complete (not using walk-throughs or help online). Most of the tasks required a bit of critical thinking on my part and the case file really helped when it came to solving puzzles. I have to admit there were a few puzzles I had to pass over -- thank goodness for the skip feature! Overall, I would highly recommend this game to any mystery fan, and especially to those who are regular players of Nancy Drew -- I think you will be very happy. I'm excited to try more games from the Mystery Case Files series -- they have created a new fan! February 9, 2013
simply adore it One of the best games ever, I adore it - all is perfect, including graphics, storyline, music. It's a real joy to play it. January 20, 2013
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