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There are many things to look forward to when Thanksgiving time rolls around. Spending quality time with family and friends, good food, door-buster holiday sales and the biggest one of all – the next Mystery Case Files. The wait is almost over, Mystery Case Files: Shadow Lake Collector’s Edition is almost here!

Those who know me well, know that I have been an MCF fan since the very first game was released: ‘Mystery Case Files: Huntsville’. I call myself the MCF Superfan, the number 1 Master Detective of all times, but I’m sure many lovers of this series will dispute my self-proclaimed title. I think we can all share in the title of Master Detective!

My love for the MCF Games is what brought me to this company, many moons ago. If you’ve played all the MCF titles, then by now you know that they are all diverse and unique. I love the way they have evolved over the years. This is truly another masterpiece of a game created by the wonderful folks at our elite Big Fish Studios department!

You begin your quest at the Drive Motel, where Cassandra Williams (played by the famous actress Lea Thompson) has summoned you, you encounter Jack Talon, host of the reality show “Ghost Patrol” for a brief moment. After a bit more searching you meet Cassandra Williams, psychic consultant extraordinaire!

The spirits communicate with Cassandra through a technique called ‘Auto Drawing’. What is it used for? Only a Master Detective can uncover all the clues. You begin your quest at the Shadow Lake Penitentiary in Bitterford, Maine. Will the spirits communicate with you? What kind of tasks does Cassandra have for you? All this and more will be revealed on November 21st, 2012.

Hidden Object scenes are very interactive, you can use items from your inventory to find hidden items, zoom into different areas in a scene to locate an object, or find items in a completely different room. Unlike some games, this one does not differentiate between the ones that are hidden, and those that are not.

This game features live puzzles, in which you must piece together a puzzle jigsaw-style, while the images are still moving. As you progress in the game, this type of puzzle becomes harder. Mystery Case Files: Shadow Lake Collector’s Edition also features a variety of other types of puzzles, all unique in their own way.

This game has a little bit of everything for everyone. It contains a nice balance of Adventure gaming, Hidden Object Scenes, and puzzles.

The game boasts a huge variety of scenes, I counted more than 40 scenes in the SE section alone. There is an interactive map which allows you to travel between locations. Of course, the handy-dandy casebook is always there to help you when you need it.

Please make sure to join us for the release of Mystery Case Files: Shadow Lake Collector’s Edition, on November 21st, 2012!

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