Spooky-themed seek-and-find game good for patient players.
Common Sense Media
25 November 2011
Summary: Parents need to know that Mystery Case Files: The Malgrave Incident is a mostly innocuous hidden object game. Some scenes -- like a crypt -- can be a little scary, and the narrative briefly references people dying, but play is limited to finding objects and solving puzzles; players never see any...
Wii Review - 'Mystery Case Files: The Malgrave Incident'
27 July 2011
Summary: Using the Wii Remote controller, players must explore Malgrave Island and solve multi-layered hidden-object puzzles to advance the story. They can play the main adventure on their own or cooperatively with up to three friends.
Excerpt: The (Hidden) Object of My Affection? The Malgrave Incident is a mystery puzzle game interspersed heavily with "find the hidden object" scenes. You are a detective hired by a rich recluse to investigate the strange happenings on his island.
Pros: Great presentation, Intriguing mystery, Recycled hidden object scenes, Eyestrain from low-res graphics, No clues for puzzles
Review: Mystery Case Files: The Malgrave Incident (Nintendo Wii)
4 July 2011
Excerpt: Although most console gamers wouldn’t know who or what Big Fish Games is, PC gamers know BFG as one of the largest video game publishers in the US, specializing in publishing adventure and hidden object based games.
Conclusion: Mystery Case Files: The Malgrave Incident isn't a bad game, but it's not necessarily a great one. The game is led by a strong story and it takes a classic formula (Myst/7th Guest) and adds a bit of 2011 flavor to it.