Mystery Trackers: Fatal Lesson Collector's Edition
September 11, 2020
3 Difficulties + Custom Mode
Optional Dog Helper
Exclusive Bonus Chapter
Integrated Strategy Guide
Wallpapers & Soundtracks
Concept Art & Jigsaw Puzzle
Replayable HOs & Puzzles
Achievements & Collectibles
Your years of experience and stunning achievements have granted a position at the Mystery Trackers’ training camp! Now it is time to share your knowledge with aspiring agents and help them succeed in the dangerous world. However, things start off on the wrong note when a monstrous creature kidnaps one of the students, a similar event that also happened during your training camp days 15 years ago!
I must admit that Elephant Games is incredibly good at coming up with exciting new ideas. Just as the Mystery Trackers series has started to lose its footing a little bit, Fatal Lesson swoops in with an intriguing new premise. Yes, the idea of teaching young agents at the Mystery Trackers training camp sounds super fun, and that helps frame the storyline in an interesting lens.
However, when it comes to the actual execution of the said idea, Mystery Trackers: Fatal Lesson is more of the same. The storyline quickly evolves from a nostalgia-tinged, training-camp-inspired adventure into merely just another campfire story. The gameplay is plagued with cookie-cutter tasks and derivative puzzles. While the hidden object scenes do vary in formats and styles, they are mostly simplistic and easy.
Elephant Games is usually capable of delivering breathtaking visuals. Although the visuals in Mystery Trackers: Fatal Lesson are still quite stunning, they pale in comparison to the studio’s past works. The graphics are sharp and detailed, in contrast, the scene designs lack creativity, the character animations are awkward, and the cutscenes simply look unfinished. Again, this is not to say that the game looks bad in any way, but this is a big regress from the earlier Mystery Trackers games.
For advanced players, Mystery Trackers: Fatal Lesson might have lots to do, but all are very straightforward. The main game can be completed in around three hours and the bonus chapter in 40 minutes. As for the Collector’s Edition, it contains all the basics – a strategy guide, wallpapers, concept art, a jigsaw puzzle, soundtracks, achievements, collectibles, morphing objects, replayable hidden objects scenes, and replayable puzzles.
Mystery Trackers: Fatal Lesson is another average entry in this fallen star of a series.
In this series:
- Mystery Trackers: The Void
- Mystery Trackers: Raincliff
- Mystery Trackers: Black Isle
- Mystery Trackers: The Four Aces
- Mystery Trackers: Silent Hollow
- Mystery Trackers: Raincliff's Phantoms
- Mystery Trackers: Blackrow's Secret
- Mystery Trackers: Nightsville Horror
- Mystery Trackers: Winterpoint Tragedy
- Mystery Trackers: Paxton Creek Avenger
- Mystery Trackers: Train to Hellswich
- Mystery Trackers: Queen of Hearts
- Mystery Trackers: Memories of Shadowfield
- Mystery Trackers: Mist Over Blackhill
- Mystery Trackers: Darkwater Bay
- Mystery Trackers: The Fall of Iron Rock
- Mystery Trackers: The Secret of Watch Hill
- Mystery Trackers: Fatal Lesson