Reviews and Problems with Mystery Case Files: Dire Grove
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wrong version sent
1 November 2013
Summary: Requested the Collectors edition but received the standard edition. So far I have made 2 attempts to get what was listed as the Collectors edition only to receive the standard addition. Note: there is a difference between the Collectors edition and the standard edition. Collectors edition has more game play, alternate endings etc. Sellers please make sure if it's listed as a Collectors edition that's what you send.
Summary: This was one of my first entries into "modern" adventure games. I admit I was severely limited because I was forced into buying a Mac. There are almost no games for Mac which are not played off the web. I know that Mr. Gates and whoever has followed Mr. Jobs have decreed that we users are too stupid to have programs which are not approved of and "on the web". I should be thanking these people and coercing me back to reading at night rather than playing games.
Summary: Stick with standard version. The videos are annoying, but you are required to view each. Only one video has any clue in it, but you don't need the video to figure it out. The morphing objects are OK, but not that much fun. I finished the game with the "office tour", but again, pretty dull. The lack of "using" the snowshoe was a mistake and irritating. Had to visit forums to find out it really did have no visable use. Leave out the videos and morphing and it's an ok game.
Summary: After reading the great reviews from others I downloaded the game and played for the free 30 minutes to see if I liked it. I do that with any game I think I might be interested in. Anyway, it was a little challenging in the beginning and I like a challenge. I don't want my games to be too easy...where's the fun in that, right? So, after a half hour I decided I'd buy the game.
Summary: Yikes! I couldn't even finish the 30-minute trial for this one - I watched the video left in the abandonned car and decided that this game was a bit too 'Blair Witch' for me. I'd recommend that fans of the Mystery Case Files series try this one before they buy - in comparison, 'Return to Ravenhurst' was creepy in a 'not right before bed' way, but it wasn't horror-movie frightening.
Summary: I bought this game at the suggestion of Amazon, in a bundle with Rhem 4. It got here first, so I started with this. I liked the overall concept, which is similar (with some twists) to other "snapshot" games like Rhem. Its unique elements, such as the "find the objects" areas, as well as the "morphing" items added a nice touch. The gameplay was decent, and the puzzles entertaining -- if a little repetitive.