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GF Rating
4.5

1702 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
5

Fair

Still a mystery...

posted by Jariah (HAYWARD, CA) Feb 1, 2011

Member since Feb 2008

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I had such high hopes for this game. I know, I know, a point and click game for consoles never works out, they are always boring, slow and dull. But I thought this one would be an improvement! I mean, Syberia was great....sadly, this one is servicable if anything. Some of the puzzles are ridiculously difficult...one of them needing and intense knowledge of American history (for a mystery set in the UK...go figure)...the story is interesting but nothing too new. It seems to be based on lots of theories floating around out there about the Ripper and the Ripper reveal is not startling at all...just kind of...oh..um...ok..I guess....no suprises, no shocks. It's too bad. Visually the game looks nice, although Sherlock tends to get stuck in his running mode constantly, the mapping system with its quick jumps to locations is a plus. There is still plenty of needless wandering looking for things you don't realize you need. The acting is okay, nothing special except the fact that Sherlock comes off as a pompous, vain donkey...and not in a likeable Robert Downey Jr. way either...heck, not even in a Basil Rathbone way. A miss, my dear Watson, not even near the target.

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GF Rating
7

Good

Challenging

posted by nickidoo2 (WINNSBORO, TX) Dec 1, 2010

Member since Dec 2010

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I just finished the game after a grueling battle with the last achievement left for me to get. Still didn't get it! The game was fun and intellectually challenging. Not something you would want to play if you aren't willing to be pushed mentally. The graphics really suck and the characters move the same every time they talk. As long as you can ignore that it's pretty great! I still can't figure out how to get Dogged but i'm giving up. Already beat the game twice and haven't been able to get it! Oh well!

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Loved It

posted by Rickmus66 (TIMBERLAKE, NC) Oct 27, 2010

Member since May 2009

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

From the opening murder, all the way till you figure out who Jack is.
This game will keep you on your toes,and keep your mind thinking.
From puzzles to locks, to examaning the dead bodys, to deductions,this game has it all. This is not a plug and play game. It takes a lot of time to figure out the locks,and puzzles.So if you think you are gonna fly threw this game, thats not gonna happen.
Took me 4 days (with no cheats) to finish it.And thats playing 3 to 4 hours a day.Achievments are pretty easy to get.Just play threw the game and you will get them.
The only reason I did not give this game a 10 is because the graphics are not as advanced as alot of games.
So if you are looking for a game where you have to use your brain.This is the game for you.
Elementary Dr. Watson

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