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Mystery Case Files®: Dire Grove™ Collector's Edition

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$ 19.99 USD

$ 13.99 USD or 2 credits

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Be the first to play Mystery Case Files: Dire Grove with this special Collector’s Edition.
Use your wits and Hidden Object and Adventure game talent to follow the trail of a group of missing graduate students in Mystery Case Files: Dire Grove!
Experience all the exclusive Collector’s Edition extras including bonus “Easter egg” levels and puzzles that reveal secrets related to both past and future Mystery Case Files episodes. The integrated Deluxe Strategy Guide also includes extra video outtakes, concept art, screenshots, and desktop wallpapers.
The Collector’s Edition includes:

  • Bonus gameplay that reveals MCF “secrets”
  • A new Challenge and Achievement system
  • Collect over 50 hidden objects that continually change shape
  • A Deluxe Strategy Guide, integrated into the game
  • Check out our Blog Walkthrough
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Game System Requirements:
  • OS: 10.4
  • CPU: 800 Mhz
  • RAM: 256 MB
  • Hard Drive: 594 MB
Game Manager System Requirements:
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Mystery Case Files: Dire Grove? Collector's Edition 4.7 5 77 77
Way TOO Hyped - A Guy's Review *Review based on completing the full game in normal mode* It looks like this game has been an introduction into HO games for many people, and therefore serves as a special game for many. My first one was "Palm of Zoroaster", so I can see how this is. If this is your first experience with the genre, then it will probably blow you away, but if it isn't I can not understand that it will be special in any way. I don't want to step on anyone's toes, but I can not understand how else this game has such a high rating if one compares with games today (2012). I have played several that is much better than this, including its follow ups in the franchise. But, luckily we have different tastes and preferences. This is how I experienced this game: The graphics are just fine, and by the time of release probably top notch. Comparing it to today's standards it is nothing special. Don't get me wrong though, it is still good. They use live actors in cut scenes to bring the story forward, and a few times they come to life in the game world as well, though this is not very well integrated. Looks rather sloppy to be honest. The story is well written and they do well to make you feel you are a part of it all. The actors do an ok job and seem believable on the most part. The story in itself is both interesting and engaging, and cleverly mysterious. So much so that I considered looking it up to see if it is any truth to it all. If I was grading this game on the story alone I could easily see myself giving it a 5. It is mostly in the game play I feel a bit disappointed, and this is much because of personal preferences. I am an adventure freak and like that aspect of games the most. I found very little adventure elements in this game, though there were some. You progress through the game mostly by items found in HO scenes. This is of course great if that is what you prefer. But I find it a bit boring and repetitive. It certainly does not help that you have to visit most of these HO scenes twice, and have to find several of the same items over again. That, to me, is just lazy. Neither is there a motivation to go to these HO scenes. You just have to stroll around all of the map to find which one is active. They have no interactive elements either. To top it off they are overly cluttered and you have to find several small items. Really not my cup of tea in a game like this. They are pretty crisp, so nothing is blurry, but several scenes are rather dark and/or grey. There is very few puzzles in this game as well. And several of them are rather similar. It doesn't offer much variety. I didn't find them as challenging either, as MCF usually presents. I guess I would call them moderately. I have read reviews saying this game is lengthy and well worth the CE price. I do not agree. I did not find the game particularly lengthy at all. What made it feel lengthy is basically all the back and fourth traveling you need to do, and because of little direction, all the time you try to figure out what you can do where. I tend to like the latter part of those, and usually don't mind the first either, but it got ridiculous at times in this game. There is no map to help you out, so you'll be clicking yourself blue through the labyrinth of locations. The Journal on the other hand is very useful. In the CE you can also access the strategy guide through the menu, which seemed a bit clumsy to me, but I rarely use it anyway. I might not have figured out the way MCF does their difficulty levels? As with "13th Skull" you can change "attitude" settings in options, but it doesn't state what it changes, so I didn't dare to touch them. They might change the difficulty, but I really don't know. I suspect they do change the difficulty though as I had sparkles on all items and scenes I could interact with. I like to play without that. As for the bonus content being worth the double price: Not a chance! I have played SE games with more content than this. You get to collect morphing items (50 of them), there are some achievements, and you get to "tour the office" if you collect them all. Oh, and of course the strategy guide. It offers a little extra enjoyment, but not enough to warrant a CE price. Get it on an offer, or get the SE is my advice. I will recommend the game to newcomers to the genre and to the ones who like a "spooky" story. Beware that it might be challenging for beginners, but it all depends on how much of a challenge you want. Get the SE, or the CE at a discount. Save the extra money/credits for something else. The game is perfectly ok but nowhere as good as the ratings might lead you to believe. If in doubt try it out before buying. For the guys: You are just referred to as detective/master detective, and there is no gender bias. The story should suit all who like a bit of "campfire horror story". TJ November 14, 2012
Hard to know what to do next... While I may be new to this genre of games, I have played enough to know what is good and I've of course played computer games in general for 30 years. I love the story and how it is presented. It's interesting and has enough content to keep me focused and know what the general idea is. However, the problem is that the game often leaves you wondering where to go next and what to do to move the story/game forward. I found this to be frustrating enough to come and write a review about it. I am very surprised to find 52 reviews that don't mention this flaw.. so may be it is just me.. but I do need some directional information on what to do next when I find a new clue rather than stumbling almost blindly around until I accidentally come across something to do. Still would recommend the game for its production values and decently challenging puzzles. February 16, 2013
Spooky Enough To Play, But Not As Great As Its Fellow Games Let's just say Dire Grove overall proved spooky enough to play, but not as great as its fellow games. Purely because of its ending conclusion with the banshee. Play to find out why... January 3, 2013
In the minority. Most reviewers here seem to love this game. I found it almost painfully boring. Graphics are very good in the CE edition but sound was very choppy, music irritating, plot line disconnected. Hated all the jumping back and forth, found it hard to navigate from one scene to another, My rating is more generous than I'm feeling, given that I could have bought a couple of good games with the money I threw away on this one! April 4, 2013
I was in dire need to uninstall this game First off, I normally find that the reviews here on Big Fish are quite accurate - but this is an exception. This is one of the worst HOGs I have played here on BFG and I've played A LOT. Let's start with the good things - the graphics are exceptional. There is an achievement system and morphing objects to collect. But that's the only good. For a CE, this game falls far short. For one, the strategy guide is NOT integrated - you have to exit to the main menu to view it and it isn't that good a guide. The worst parts of the game are that you have no 'instructions' on where to go and the hint button does NOT work outside of the HO scenes. There is no map to refer too nor and explanation on the puzzles. You can check the guide for an 'idea' but you really have to guess what the puzzle is and then try to solve it. I was considering getting this game during the 2 for the price of 1 sale, but it wasn't even worth that. If you are looking for a game that's a waste of money, time and extremely frustrating - this is the game for you. I was sad to see such inaccurate reviews here. Five stars? Really? Not even close IMO. April 12, 2014
I don't get it??? I own this game and have tried to play it over and over again and get so bored with it. I don't get what everyone likes about this game. Way to many HO scenes and I just never seem to want to finish it. What is so exciting about this game. UGH November 26, 2012
NOT worth CE price OMG..after reading all the reviews I thought this would be a fantastic game. Glad I played the demo before rushing in to buy. It is obvious that people haven't played MCF 13th skull, as it is the best of all...I am going to save my money on this one. PS...there were no voice overs in the demo..so I don't know what all the hype is... May 23, 2012
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