Mystery Case Files - Ravenhearst
Although this game has been available overseas via the net, it's
finally hit the shelves in Australia and we all know that
physical is better than virtual! I must admit that I have not
played a hidden object game since high school and this was in
the computer labs at school but interestingly enough, this genre
has definitely changed for the better.
So how is it better? It's not that edutainment rubbish that many
of us are familiar with but this incarnation actually has a
story and even mini-games to spruce things up. Consider it the
brain food of the gaming world.
this current instalment of the Mystery Case Files, gamers must
explore the mysterious and dangerous Ravenhearst Manor as the
player is transformed into a modern day detective. As you
explore this old house, you soon discover the letters of Emma
Ravenhearst that make up her secret diary that tell of a tragic
the manor haunted? Does Emma still walk the corridors of this
spooky house? I could spoil it for you but for those that like
exploring for clues and objects, I rather not but lets just say
that there are some great twists along the way.
game also contains a few different modes of play, for those
familiar with the hidden object genre and those that are not.
The main difference is the clock that your battling would would
become frustrating if you did not have a hint system.
gameplay is of course searching for particular items in the
rooms that you explore and more often than not, they are
actually staring directly at you. If you do get stuck, you can
ask for a clue but you only have a set number of hints per room.
Graphically, the title is a very impressive looking game with
some great almost painted like environments. The background
music is quite ambient as are the occasional sound effects that
make this a very relaxing gaming experience from start to
finish. The only issue I had with the game is the completion
time that I basically finished over the weekend.
so, with 32 rooms to explore, some fun mini-games and dozens of
challenges plus over a thousand items to find, Mystery Caser
Files - Ravenhearst will keep you glued to the screen to find
more about Emma Ravenhearst and the secrets that this ancient
manor holds. Definitely a fun experience for the casual gamer!