Saturday, March 17, 2007

Mistery Case Files - Ravenhearst review

I got to download another bigfish game. This time the Mystery Case Files: Ravenhearst. Actually I was offered the option to download while I was playing Atlantis - Sky Patrol. I found this background downloading feature quite useful.

The ambience of the game is a bit spooky but nothing really scary. Just some graphics of an abondoned house, mysterious music theme, ticking clock, squeaking door sounds, and occasionaly some whispering like "save me" or "unlock the doors".

The idea of the game is to visit locations in a house and for each level you have to find a number of objects in some rooms. Each room is basically a dump yard and the name of the game is to spot the required objects in each dump yard room. Some objects are really hard to spot since they have craftily placed them to camouflage them with other objects, like for example a shrimp placed inline with the handle of a coffee cup. If you can't find the objects and you're stuck you have 5 hints available which will highlight a region where the object is with a circular star formation.

Sometimes before you can enter a room you have to solve some puzzle, like for example placing objects in the right place, or making a sequence of clicks to open up the lock for the room.

When you have found the number of objects required in a level, you will be shown a faded picture and you have to put matching pieces on the picture. You may have to rotate the pieces to get them in the right orientation. It's like a 35-piece jigsaw puzzle. When you manage to map the whole picture you will be given some text to read to uncover the next part of the story.

If you like to play a simple game to take a break and you like "spot the object" games, this is for you.

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