for only $ 13.99 USD!Hi there. Today I will review the brand new Big Fish Game - Strange Cases: The Secrets of Grey Mist Lake. For now only collectors edition of this game was released, usual edition must become available in a month of so. We will start game review with the gameplay video.
As we may see, this is another game about ghosts, mysterious abandoned towns, missing friends and ancient curses. Graphics is traditionally good for Big Fish Hidden Object/Adventure/Puzzle games and so is music.
Strange Cases: The Secrets of Grey Mist Lake is the third game of the Strange Cases series. The first part of this series - Strange Cases: The Tarot Card Mystery. It was released on Aug 2009. You are playing as FBI agent Claire Ellery. She's been called to a small strange town to find three girls, recently kidnapped there. Task isn't looks easy - nobody sends any ransom demands, there is no even smallest clues to the kidnapper. The local police doesn't happy to cooperate with you, looks like they are hiding something.
When you are completely stuck, someone begins leaving you various tarot cards as a clues, leading you to the missing girls. After long and hard searching you has been found missing girls and save them. Although many questions stood unsolved, the police quickly closed the case and sand you back to FBI headquarters. Game graphics was terrific for 2009, story and puzzles were good too. But the game was too easy and short for my taste - only about four hours of gameplay.
In May 2010 second part of Strange Cases - The Lighthouse Mystery was released. It was even more dark and twisted, then the first part. Storyline was build around mysterious woman with a blue pendant, possibly supernatural. Claire Ellery saw in her dream death of her partner, Tom, who also was FBI agent. Tom was working on a case of a missing scientist. Unfortunately, just the same thing happens in reality. Tom is dead. Police think that his death is suicide, but Claire didn't believe it.
Claire's investigation of his death transforms into search of clues left by Tom, investigating his own case. Soon Claire is finding out, that mysterious woman is guilty in her partner's death, trying to achieve unlimited power. Ready to be killed, Tom leaves trails to his future murderer, trails that Claire is going to follow. He wrote all needed info on the backs of illustrated cards and hide them throughout various locations ranging from his apartment and his office to an abandoned shack, an underground laboratory, a fallout shelter etc. Claire find them all and stop evil woman from attaining her dark goal. Gameplay and puzzles of this part was great and uneasy, sometimes even too uneasy. Some players even stuck without walkthrough or strategy guide.
In the third game, Strange Cases: The Secrets of Grey Mist Lake, Claire Ellery with her new partner is going to Alaska. This time she sent to investigate some strange case into the town of Grey Mist Lake. Suddenly on the nigh road appears ghost, trying to bypass it Claire loosing control and car falls from the cliff. When Claire regained consciousness, her partner has disappeared from the wrecked car, so she must find him.
She started to explore town of Grey Mist Lake, only spoken of in legends, trying to find out, what happened, why this town is filled only with ghosts and where is her partner? Your task is to help Claire save the day and uncover the hidden truth, lying beneath Grey Mist Lake. It won't be easy: quests and mini-games games in the third part of Strange Cases become even tougher, then in the second one, but that is why we have Strategy guide, integrated into gameplay. Stuck, can't find something? Use it.
Summing up, Strange Cases 3: The Secrets of Grey Mist Lake game is great. Story is interesting and twisted, graphics is good (for me, it's a little too dark - you won't see much light here, Sun - something you can only dream about). Music makes it's positive influence on The Secrets of Grey Mist Lake game atmosphere, there are lot of unexpected moments, some of them even can make you scream :). Scenario hasn't many connections with previous parts, so if you aren't played them - that will be no problem. If you like ghost stories, ghost towns and mysterious cases - Strange Cases 3: The Secrets of Grey Mist Lake is a good choice for you!
for only $ 13.99 USD!