Mystery Trackers: Blackrow's Secret
This game is creepy plague-style! You’re driving along in the back of a detective’s car in modern times (complete with fuzzy dice in the rear-view mirror) when a ghost pops up out of nowhere and causes a crash. You wake up and the detective gets smothered out and taken away.
The collector’s edition comes with the standard art and strategy guide, whatever, but the bonus game is the only thing worthwhile there.
The car bursts into flames with a puppy inside and you’ve got to rescue here. Now, you’ve got to take this dog on an hidden object mystery adventure through the old quarantined area to find the detective. There’s alchemy and witchcraft and what not. Some serious “What the?!?” kind of stuff.
There are hidden object minigames around the car crash, a weird ‘put the mangly teeth in the right order in the beast’s mouth’ minigame, send the dog into a dark hole to fetch random stuff minigame, build a crossbow in the middle of town like a Ukrainian revolutionist minigame, a sniper-rifle scope monocle that makes things glow minigame, and tons of stuff that will leave you wondering, “What the heck did I just see?”
Now, this is the confusion that those who haven’t played any of the previous six games very well might have. The previous installments could help unravel the mystery of what’s going on here, but if you can lay aside the weirdness, the games are pretty fun. Strange, but fun.
The collector’s edition comes with the standard art and strategy guide, whatever, but the bonus game is the only thing worthwhile there. Unless you like the series, I give this one a thumbs down.
Whether you've played the previous releases or not, the game is worth taking a look at.
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