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What's your Favorite Casual Series? #1045443
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Do you have any favorite series that you just know you will enjoy and possibly buy without trying out the demo?

If so, which are they?

Mine is Mystery Case Files.

Ana happydance12


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Re: What's your Favorite Casual Series? [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1045447
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Mystery Case Files
Dana Knightstone (although unfortunately there may not be any more of these)
Mystery Trackers

Those are some of my favorites. happydance12

Re: What's your Favorite Casual Series? [Re: Marian] #1045466
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Re: What's your Favorite Casual Series? [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1045477
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Re: What's your Favorite Casual Series? [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1045478
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Hi, Ana!

Even though it's quite new and there are only 2 games in the series, mine is "Cadenza", followed closely by "Christmas Stories".

I do enjoy the "Mystery Case Files" series, but it's not my favorite.

Susan

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So many to choose from.
These are the best that I can recall.

Agatha Christie
Amaranthine Voyage
Awakening
Dark Tales
Fear for Sale
Haunted Hotel
Haunted Legends
Hidden Expedition
Midnight Mysteries
Mystery Case Files
Mystery Trackers
Phantasmat
Puppet Show
Redemption Cemetary
Shiver
Surface

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wave12 Hi Ana,

Mine is Mystery Case Files and Mystery Trackers!!!

Re: What's your Favorite Casual Series? [Re: Sly One] #1045519
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Quite a Few !! wink12

Dana Knightstone
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Dark Parables
Dead Reckoning
Final Cut
Haunted Hotel
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Myths of the World
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'Mystery Case Files'!

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Mystery Case Files.
Mystery Trackers. santadance

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Re: What's your Favorite Casual Series? [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1045763
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Since no one has mentioned them, I'll add Grim Tales because The Legacy is a stand-out and Color of Fright along with Bloody Mary are quite good. I have tried or played the others although not The Bride which I could not get to run.

Re: What's your Favorite Casual Series? [Re: 8dognight] #1045778
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I like all the series that have been mentioned above. happydance12

Re: What's your Favorite Casual Series? [Re: Marian] #1046013
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Acouple of my favorites are Dark Dimensions and Lost Lands

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Mystery Trackers ( but think the first the best)
MCF: the Ravenhurst series (except for 'Key', but 'unlocked' much better)
Diana Knightstone (wish there were more!)
House of 1000 doors

Re: What's your Favorite Casual Series? [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1046368
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House of 1000 Doors (3) My favorite!
Amaranthine Voyage (5)
Dana Knightstone (4)
Mystery Case Files (7)
Surface (5)
Shiver (4)
Mystery Trackers (8)

The "New York Mysteries" series is new, only two games, but both were GREAT!

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I think Nightmare Adventures: Turning Thorn and Witch's Prison from Ghost Ship Studios qualify as a series. I am starting to replay Turning Thorn and thought of adding to the list of series. I laughed out loud at the horoscopes in one of the opening screens. Part of Aquarius reads: "Old friends will return, possibly from the grave. Stock up on canned goods, bottled water, and ammunition."


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Re: What's your Favorite Casual Series? [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1046891
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New York Mysteries (I agree with Reenie on this one, and let us hope they make more of this and without any changes in the format, new story and puzzles yes, but please keep the same style)

Grim Tales, off and On, they keep switching styles, some are very good, while others are very disappointing

Haunted Hotel
Mystery Trackers
Sable Maze
The Agency of Anomalies

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Mine are Mystery Case Files plus Mystery Tracker's....

Love them

P.S Hope everyone had a great Xmas and a Happy New Year to all:)

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Originally Posted By: Taintedfury
Mine are Mystery Case Files plus Mystery Tracker's....

Love them

P.S Hope everyone had a great Xmas and a Happy New Year to all:)


The same to you. happydance12

Re: What's your Favorite Casual Series? [Re: Reenie] #1047296
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I didn't mentionLost Lands before, because I had only played one and had not yet discovered the other two. Lost Lands: Four Horsemen is at the very top of the list I maintain of the casual games I have played, and I have replayed it, too. I am now deep into Lost Lands: The Golden Curse, and loving it as well (and have discovered there is a third, too!). These games are less like a casual HOG game with mini-puzzles than they are an adventure game with occasional HOG elements. And the HOG scenes it does have are innovative: Each one is based on the situation, and not one of them is "Find a toaster and a tennis racket and a horseshoe in the middle of the arctic." Unusually long-playing games that make you think, make you keep track of where things were because you have to come back and solve something many scenes later once you have found the necessary items. Excellent map with transporter capability. Lovely graphics. Stunning variety of environments. The mini-games are challenging and avoid the extremes of WTF? and Yawn.... Reasonable, non-cardboard characters with decent voice acting. In the CE version, there are the so-called bonus items but they don't "pop up" annoyingly. No arcade nonsense.

Re: What's your Favorite Casual Series? [Re: Reenie] #1047298
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I agree that the Lost Lands games are great, Reenie. I hope that the series continues. happydance12

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Me, too. Although I finished Lost Lands: Golden Curse today and I have to say the Bonus Game was a joke. However, the game itself was absolutely terrific. Some of these casual games are so easy and/or so short that they can be finished in a matter of hours. Not Lost Lands. I played the game off and on for three days. Now, that is what I call getting my money's worth. laugh I particularly liked how some items and puzzles that I discovered early in the game did not come into play until almost the end. So much more realistic and engaging than a game where everything you need is not only right in that scene but is within tennis racket distance of where you are standing. ha ha ha

Now, I am going to go back and replay the earlier two games in the Series. Yay!

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Originally Posted By: Reenie
I particularly liked how some items and puzzles that I discovered early in the game did not come into play until almost the end. So much more realistic and engaging than a game where everything you need is not only right in that scene but is within tennis racket distance of where you are standing. ha ha ha

Now, I am going to go back and replay the earlier two games in the Series. Yay!


I like that very much too - have fun with your replays! newyear

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