Mystery Case Files: Huntsville ?
Fun for Beginners & Comedy for the whole Family!
Being a "fan" of the Mystery Case Files genre of HOG's, I purchased this one as my 'free game' from bigfish, since I hadn't played this particular one. As for MYSELF, I was rather let down by this one [but that's just me]. I love hidden object games, but this one was rather repetitive (visiting the same scenes/with the same objects to find) & in addition to that you are put on a TIMER whether you want to be or not! [I HATE these kinds of HOG's!] If you do not find/solve the case by your time limit, you have to start all over again.....& this is what I DISLIKE about this game! The puzzles at the end are all the SAME: switching tiles around to make the picture match/ & that is on the last few minutes of your time that you spent in all your "hidden object scenes".
It's a great game for those of you who are just BEGINNING to get into the HOG scenario & looking for a good "practice game" to do. Or if you have children who like to play them, this is a good one for them also. Other than that, I wouldn't recommend this game.
September 8, 2012
HOURS OF FUN FOR FULL-FLEDGED HOGGERS
There is a crimewave in Huntsville and you are called in to investigate. You have 15 cases to solve ? no murders or felonies ? mostly nuisance crimes. Each follows this format: you?re given a short summary of the case; investigate a varying number of locations for clues (i.e., find objects in HO scenes); then unscramble a picture of the culprit engaged in the crime in one of the locations. No other puzzles. This is one of the older HOGs; graphics are not as sharp and crisp as they are in today?s games.
Cases are timed (there is no other mode of play) to include all the HOS and the picture. You might get a little stressed having to find 40 items and solve the picture puzzle in 20 minutes, especially if you have a small screen. A very large screen seems to smear the edges of objects. You begin each case with 3 hints. TIP: You might want to break the game up because playing straight through for several hours can get tedious.
November 17, 2012
"Oh What A Relief It Is"
I decided to buy all the MCF games last month during a sale. This game was unusual. I was not expecting hidden-object city here. There were 4-5 cases in the beginning and they gave me some trouble. After figuring out the mess, I breezed through rest. The final boss took me four times. The game was boring and did not live up to expectations. The time limits were the biggest issues. That "threw me off" in the beginning, but the rest was not bad. If your a hidden-object fanatic, this will be your "cup of tea". If not, I would suggest something else.
August 21, 2013
A little disappointing
This was the very first game I bought from Big Fish a few years ago, and I just recently rediscovered it. Its not bad for a HOG, but I think because I've played such better games since then, this one is hard to recommend these days. It is fun, but again, compared to what's out there now, it doesn't hold up well.
The graphics are just terrible Full Screen. Windowed, it looks far better, but you sacrifice the playing field. Its a HOG so you know you what you are getting. I'd say save your dough for the better games out there.
July 8, 2013
I expected so much more from this game as it was a MCF game and boy was I disappointed! Some of the 'crimes' were ridiculous while others were stupid. Same HO scenes over and over and over--the locations on the map (maybe 20 overall) were different with each case, but repeated over and over. Some objects on list were different, but the scenes themselves were not--so repetitive it quickly became boring.
On the plus side, the crimes were quickly solved and some were humorous/clever. No real challenges, just funny or witty names of criminals vs crimes. In each case, the last location/scene of HO would include a puzzle to put together that showed the culprit. Based on this 'solving' of the case, you were rewarded with an upgrade in your crime solving status. Like I said--NO CHALLENGE, no real mystery or crime, no whodunit, just HO.
Maybe your cup of tea, but was not mine! I do not want to be frustrated, but also don't want to be nodding off at my keyboard or memorizing the HO scenes!
January 28, 2012
Mystery Case Files: Huntsville
I did not like playing Huntsville. There were not enought hints, if you needed them. The crime picture at the end after the first two crimes scenes are finished did not match the picture that was there. It had a women in it and the picture that you follow did not.
March 11, 2012
Two things to do and that's IT
Boring game. You find hidden objects in the same scenes over and over again - sometimes the SAME things 3 or 4 times in a row. Whoopee. Then for a break, you get to put together one kind of puzzle: a swap-position mixed-up scene. I don't think I can stand it another minute.
July 23, 2012
Not enough time to be enjoyable
I tried 3 times to finish the very first round of the Huntsville game and failed. I guess I just don't have the skill level for this game. To me, it's not enjoyable when I have to rush so fast. I've played all the other Mystery Case Files games and liked them very much. This one didn't work for me. If you love to hurry, hurry, hurry - - then this game might be for you. Be aware though that lots of the items are "very" well hidden and they take lots of time to find. This game is very similar to the Prime Suspects game, which itself kind of hurries you along. But I did manage to finish that one. Oh well - - you can't win them all. :-(
July 27, 2013
Just a boring game
First I can say that the graphics and sound was ok. In Huntsville there was nothing interesting it was simply a hidden object scene and a crime computer at the end of each cases. There were no puzzles and it was not at all challenging. It was very simple.
May 12, 2013
Worst MCF of them all
I cannot stand timed HO games. Timed HO games takes the fun out of them.
You don't get a lot of time during each scene
Some HO's are really hard to find
If you click too many times, you lose the very little time you already have
You only get three hints
What would have been good is time bonuses-for each scene you manage to complete, you get a time bonus.
I haven't even finished this game because I keep running out of time. If you like a challenge and timed games, then this could be for you. But I really wouldn't recommend this game. Its awful.
November 21, 2012