Game Review: The Malgrave Incident

by katelin on September 20, 2011

in Game Review

Two months ago a mysterious package arrived at my doorstep:

A few days later this arrived and the mystery was solved:

I already had Mystery Case Files for the DS but nothing like it for the Wii, so naturally I was curious and quite excited to try it out. I think one of the best ways to describe the Malgrave Incident would be to compare it to the old school I Spy books, remember those? And how awesome they were? And how you could spend hours finding AL OF THE THINGS!? Yeah so put that into game form and finding things and having a purpose and going back and forth doing “missions” and you have this game.

The main objective of the game is to help out the mysterious Winston Malgrave by completing several tasks on his island to help him and his wife. In the process you attain clues and solve puzzles and explore the desolate island and it’s all very creepy and very cool. I’m always expecting things to pop out and scare me with the bizarre music playing in the background but luckily that hasn’t happened yet since I’m a bit of a wuss.

Matt and I tried the competitive format once and it was okay. But really we liked doing the full game even though it’s one player only. We played together as the one character and helped each other out on the puzzles and figuring everything out, basically we’re a good team and we love this game. Although we’ve yet to beat the game I love where it’s going and the puzzles are fun and get the brain working, which is always a good thing when you’re in front of the TV.

So if you’re a fan of puzzle games I highly recommend this game for a fun night with the Wii.



*I was provided this game from Brand About Town & Nintendo free of charge and as a nice surprise, but all of the thoughts are my own*

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