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Mystery Case Files: Madame Fate (Windows)

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Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.0
Overall MobyScore (2 votes) 3.9

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The game has truly carnival look and feel: bizarre scenes, quirky characters, and even the carnival hubbab(voices of carnies, melody of the merry-go-round, roar of the three-headed beast and finally, the voice of Madame Fate that follows your every step). Thanks to it all, you find yourself rambling between the attractions of Madame Fate's carnival just like you did as a child. Hats off to Big fish games.
Bring out the magnifying glass if you need it, though, because Mystery Case Files: Madame Fate isn't a game to be missed. The lovingly detailed carnival atmosphere is as enticing as the real thing, and the story sucks you in as well - you'll want to keep playing until you find out the fates of each of the carnies and of Madame Fate herself.
The graphics and sound are passable but the best aspect to this game are the puzzles and the variation between them. Every scene is different so one scene may involve solving 10 puzzles while the next one could be a word puzzle such as hangman, revealing the hidden word or using appropriate words to describe characters in the game. In this respect, I can see that it could have a particular appeal to kids and could be a useful tool in helping improve their grammar and spelling.
"Mystery Case Files 4 – Madam Fate" ist sowohl leichter, als auch schwieriger als seine Vorgänger. Bei der Suche nach Objekten ist eine neue Variante hinzugekommen, die einfacher ist und dem Spieler zusätzliche Zeit einbringen kann. Die Rätsel am Ende des Kapitels sind zum Teil schwieriger geworden, da sie kurioser sind. Auch dieser Mystery Case Fall kann gespielt werden, ohne die Vorgänger zu kennen. Auch wenn "Madam Fate" nicht ganz an den Fall "Ravenhearst" heranreicht, bietet dieses Wimmelbildspiel viel Abwechslung und fordert nicht nur eine gute Beobachtungsgabe, sondern auch eine gewisse Kombinationsgabe.
En conclusion, bien que Mystery Case Files soit très prenant au départ en raison de l’originalité de son introduction, son gameplay répétitif lasse assez vite les joueurs. La plupart n'iront pas jusqu'au bout. Ceux qui s'acharneront seront inévitablement déçus par son dénouement commercial. C’est dommage car avec un thème aussi chouette que celui de la fête foraine, il y avait moyen de faire bien mieux.