Mystery Case Files: Fate’s Carnival

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Good
  • Extremely creative puzzle designs that use the setting perfectly
Bad
  • Minimal story developments
8

Mystery Case Files: Fate’s Carnival makes number 10 in the franchise. This doesn’t mean a watered down adventure either with an impressively eerie, dark and addicting game that draws from the 4th game in (Madame Fate) but creates a fresh journey none the less.

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Set in Madame Fate’s twisted carnival there is plenty of wonder and mystery. This mystery is a little heavy handed at the start of the game though with very few story elements appearing until the middle stages of your adventure. This isn’t necessarily bad it’s just a bit surprising to only hear your character constantly reference the fact that they’ve been here before for much of the early game portions.

Playing as a mostly silent detective you’ll move around the carnival finding a number of carnies in distress. Each of them are in unique predicaments and with a few scares thrown in for good measure it’s quite the adventure around the carnival.

The real gem of the game though is in the way that nearly ever carnival attraction gets its own unique puzzle. You’ve got roller coasters, dart throwing and plenty of other carnival entertainment.

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While a good portion of puzzles are hidden object centred you’ve also got a range of logical and item finding puzzles. Regardless of the puzzle at hand you can’t fault their creativeness and design.

Mystery Case Files: Fate’s Carnival is a great addition to a well respected franchise of games and also the perfect time to jump on the bandwagon and catch up on just what you’ve been missing this entire time.

Summary:

  • Hidden objects and other logical puzzles in a dark carnival.
  • Discover the secrets, save the carnies and yourself.
  • Unique and creative puzzles that use the carnival environment perfectly.
  • The tenth game in the franchise.
  • For iOS, Android, Windows and Mac.

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Review Platform: PC

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Samuel Franklin
Samuel Franklin is the founder and lead editor of the Games Finder team and enjoys video games across all genres and platforms. He has worked in the gaming industry since 2008 amassing over 3 million views on YouTube and 10 million article views on HubPages.

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