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!

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. Early on in the game and highlighted in the intro scene , you discover that a large black mirror has some significance, and that there is a supernatural creature residing within it who is most likely responsible for the dark goings-on. They did a decent job in creating an eerie atmosphere through a prominent horror vibe and intricate scene design. The background music is epic and effectively enhances the suspense factor, while the voice-overs are true to the characters. I think I would have been okay with the puzzles, if the directions for each puzzle were a little clearer. The sounds are also especially good in this game. The music also annoyed me. In terms of design though, there were a couple of things that frustrated me as a Mystery Case Files fan. The cutscenes are well done and integrated into the gameplay without being too jarring. 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. Puzzles aside, I found the gameplay a bit frustrating. Your main objective is to find and rescue Eleanor, but this is wrapped up in a quest to uncover the truth about Gloria, the mirror and the sinister force at work in the manor. The Lady in Black appears right off the bat as you attempt to enter the manor as well, so get used to her popping out of mirrors and black smoke as you play. In addition, long-time Mystery Case Files fans would not be disappointed by the so-called Super Puzzles, that are as engaging and as creative as ever. Discover the dark history of the estate as you face The Countess in this latest Mystery Case Files installment!

The sounds are also especially good in this game. At times, the screen was too dark in areas for me to see properly. 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. Your main objective is to find and rescue Eleanor, but this is wrapped up in a quest to uncover the truth about Gloria, the mirror and the sinister force at work in the manor. The gameplay is professionally crafted, regardless of the abundance of cookie-cutter HOPA tropes. More Mystery Case Files Articles. They did a decent job in creating an eerie atmosphere through a prominent horror vibe and intricate scene design. 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. The cutscenes are well done and integrated into the gameplay without being too jarring. Of course, when someone warns you of an ancient evil, you probably should take heed of it, but there would be no Mystery Case Files to solve if everyone was a cautious as they should be. However, I found it difficult to get really invested in the characters. 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.

Overall, this is a decent game. 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 gameplay is professionally crafted, regardless of the abundance of cookie-cutter HOPA tropes. Your main objective is to find and rescue Eleanor, but this is wrapped up in a quest to uncover the truth about Gloria, the mirror and the sinister force at work in the manor. 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. That being said, Eipix still delivers in terms of sights and sounds. Posted by Hannah Kate at The music also annoyed me. The background music is epic and effectively enhances the suspense factor, while the voice-overs are true to the characters. 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. However, I found it difficult to get really invested in the characters. 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.

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

  1. Early on in the game and highlighted in the intro scene , you discover that a large black mirror has some significance, and that there is a supernatural creature residing within it who is most likely responsible for the dark goings-on. In terms of design though, there were a couple of things that frustrated me as a Mystery Case Files fan. 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.

  2. Nevertheless, Mystery Case Files has been something of a disappointment for me since Dire Grove, Sacred Grove — and since Eipix took over the development. However, unlike most of the better Mystery Case Files sequels, The Countess feels a little lacking in the story department. Often, the what, why and where were unclear, and I had to resort to guesswork and random tries. The big problem is that, while the game is alright if you treat it as a standalone, it is a Mystery Case Files game. She had recently taken up the task of reclaiming her family home with a crew of professionals, despite the warnings of her father that an ancient evil lay in wait beyond the manor doors.

  3. Luckily your request is granted, and you make your way to Codington Manor where Eleanor was least seen. 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. I think I would have been okay with the puzzles, if the directions for each puzzle were a little clearer. Posted by Hannah Kate at The gameplay is professionally crafted, regardless of the abundance of cookie-cutter HOPA tropes.

  4. 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. More Mystery Case Files Articles. 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.

  5. I think I would have been okay with the puzzles, if the directions for each puzzle were a little clearer. She had recently taken up the task of reclaiming her family home with a crew of professionals, despite the warnings of her father that an ancient evil lay in wait beyond the manor doors. The game begins with a short intro scene, setting up a story about a creepy mirror and the thing that lives inside it. 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 music also annoyed me.

  6. And I was right… The Countess is somewhere in between. 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. Overall, this is a decent game. 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.

  7. At times, the screen was too dark in areas for me to see properly. The background music is epic and effectively enhances the suspense factor, while the voice-overs are true to the characters. The big problem is that, while the game is alright if you treat it as a standalone, it is a Mystery Case Files game. Mystery Case Files returns to its signature form after a slight detour with the previous installment, Rewind. 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.

  8. Your main objective is to find and rescue Eleanor, but this is wrapped up in a quest to uncover the truth about Gloria, the mirror and the sinister force at work in the manor. They did a decent job in creating an eerie atmosphere through a prominent horror vibe and intricate scene design. Often, the what, why and where were unclear, and I had to resort to guesswork and random tries. 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.

  9. 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. Puzzles aside, I found the gameplay a bit frustrating. This is a fairly straightforward HOPA — you move from room to room, putting stuff in your inventory, using stuff from your inventory, and finding mini-games and HOGs as you go.

  10. Discover the dark history of the estate as you face The Countess in this latest Mystery Case Files installment! Puzzles aside, I found the gameplay a bit frustrating. The puzzles remain a highlight in the game, with impressive difficulty level and clever twists that often tie into the storyline. Luckily your request is granted, and you make your way to Codington Manor where Eleanor was least seen.

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