40 of 47 people found the following review helpful
My brother gave me this book for my birthday yesterday, as I've been a fan of Ricky, Steve & Karl since their XFM days. I've actually finished the book already; it was that funny, I couldn't put it down!
It was a good, interesting, &, in its own unique Karl-type way, insightful read. To those readers familiar with the trio, & who haven't watched the TV series, it quickly becomes clear that Karl's small production unit are colluding with Ricky & Steve to set Karl up in situations which they know will irritate him - e.g. getting him to film with a gay man on a nudist beach in Brazil.
In each country, Karl generally stays or travels with a local resident, most of whom are… Read more
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
I have enjoyed previous Mystery Case Files games, particularly the 'Ravenhearst' thread, but found that the themes, effects and some of the attempts at humour to be increasingly daft and cringeworthy. This is not so with Dire Grove, which I think is MCF's best release to date.
A good background story, complex puzzles and well-arranged Hidden Object sections combine to ensure hours of gameplay and excellent value for money.
I didn't know what to expect when I saw that the story is revealed through live-action video clips, but I was pleasantly surprised. The four actors are talented, engaging and plausible and you feel for them as their fears increase (the chap who… Read more