Mystery Case Files: The Countess Collectors Edition

Eipix Entertainment proudly presents the next terrifying case of the classic series Mystery Case Files! Lady Eleanor Codington, prominent friend of the Queen herself, has disappeared while renovating her family’s legendary estate. Explore the crumbling grounds of world-famous children’s author Gloria Codington for clues. A towering black mirror may reveal a secret, but gazing into its depths may bring more than just a few years of bad luck. Can you find Eleanor and escape the manor alive? Find out in this heart-pounding hidden-object puzzle adventure game!

More Mystery Case Files Articles. At times, the screen was too dark in areas for me to see properly. I played the CE for this one, and there were a few extras with it. Luckily your request is granted, and you make your way to Codington Manor where Eleanor was least seen. I try and avoid using jump maps — it draws you out of the story if you start teleporting between rooms — but this means that I end up having a bit of back and forth at times. That being said, Eipix still delivers in terms of sights and sounds. The cutscenes are well done and integrated into the gameplay without being too jarring. The puzzles remain a highlight in the game, with impressive difficulty level and clever twists that often tie into the storyline. I played on Custom difficulty mode and I do like games where you can customize difficulty , so I had a slow recharge on Hint and Skip. The CE does offer 37 morphing items and 37 glass shards to find in the game as well as Mystery Case Files The Countess Walkthrough you can rely on to get you through the tough parts of the game. Broken Hour and The Black Veil non-Ravenhearst games were okay, but they lacked the magic of the earlier games. The opening scenes will send shivers down your spine as a woman in black is seen frantically scribbling out a story to tell some unseen listeners.

Overall, this is a decent game. Posted by Hannah Kate at I played on Custom difficulty mode and I do like games where you can customize difficulty , so I had a slow recharge on Hint and Skip. As with the other Eipix MCF games, there are some great bits of illustration here — the creature in the mirror is particularly well-done — but there are some fairly bland elements too. At times, the screen was too dark in areas for me to see properly. Often, the what, why and where were unclear, and I had to resort to guesswork and random tries. The puzzles remain a highlight in the game, with impressive difficulty level and clever twists that often tie into the storyline. Mystery Case Files: The Countess is an exciting haunted house adventure, even though it is missing the kind of complexity and sinister undertones that the series was known for. The music also annoyed me. However, unlike most of the better Mystery Case Files sequels, The Countess feels a little lacking in the story department. And I was right… The Countess is somewhere in between. Luckily your request is granted, and you make your way to Codington Manor where Eleanor was least seen.

Mystery Case Files: The Countess is an exciting haunted house adventure, even though it is missing the kind of complexity and sinister undertones that the series was known for. At times, the screen was too dark in areas for me to see properly. On Custom difficulty no sparkle-indicators, slow recharge on Hint and Skip, minimal black bar instructions , it took me just over six hours to play through. In terms of design though, there were a couple of things that frustrated me as a Mystery Case Files fan. Posted by Hannah Kate at NPCs are illustrated but not always fully animated, though they are a big step up from the cartoonish characters in Key to Ravenhearst and Ravenhearst Unlocked. And I was right… The Countess is somewhere in between. I try and avoid using jump maps — it draws you out of the story if you start teleporting between rooms — but this means that I end up having a bit of back and forth at times. The sounds are also especially good in this game. Mystery Case Files: The Countess might not be the most challenging game in the series, but that does not mean that it is not enjoyable. I think I would have been okay with the puzzles, if the directions for each puzzle were a little clearer. The cutscenes are well done and integrated into the gameplay without being too jarring.

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2 thoughts on “Mystery Case Files: The Countess Collectors Edition

  1. The CE does offer 37 morphing items and 37 glass shards to find in the game as well as Mystery Case Files The Countess Walkthrough you can rely on to get you through the tough parts of the game. The main plot revolves around the familiar haunted house theme and although there are some intriguing thriller elements, there is still not enough depth and layers to the storyline — the level that is expected from a Mystery Case Files game. NPCs are illustrated but not always fully animated, though they are a big step up from the cartoonish characters in Key to Ravenhearst and Ravenhearst Unlocked. Mystery Case Files: The Countess is an exciting haunted house adventure, even though it is missing the kind of complexity and sinister undertones that the series was known for. Luckily your request is granted, and you make your way to Codington Manor where Eleanor was least seen.

  2. They did a decent job in creating an eerie atmosphere through a prominent horror vibe and intricate scene design. The main plot revolves around the familiar haunted house theme and although there are some intriguing thriller elements, there is still not enough depth and layers to the storyline — the level that is expected from a Mystery Case Files game. You can play Mystery Case Files The Countess for free for up to 90 minutes, which should give you plenty of time to decide for yourself if this new MCF game will be added to your collection. That being said, Eipix still delivers in terms of sights and sounds.

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