VERY FUN!! RECOMMENDED FOR FANS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES
posted by jordanbrown83 (PLEASANT HILL, CA) Jan 3, 2013
Member since Jan 2013
gamers (50%) found this review helpful
Get whisked away into 1800's in England with none other than the renoun, and often mysterious, Sherlock Holmes and his trusted aid & second-half, Dr. Watson. The story weaves an abundance of elements and human emotion that ties you to the characters you play as as well as those they will interact with throughout the game. The thing I loved most is that it starts off right away, wasting no time in diving into the occupation of both Sherlock Homes and Dr. Watson. The game begins by setting up a robbery mystery set at a high upper-class mansion in the English land (not far from London), and the answer to the case is sure to shock in quite the most fun way... but this is only a brief set up for the story that will unfold throughout the game on it's whole. Highly recommended for fans of this particular English period, and I've found hours of game play from just the moment I put it on. Also heavily enjoyable were the character voice-actors (perfectly cast) and graphic design of the rooms, land, people, setting. It looks and sounds quite real for my tastes and I only wish there were plenty more in the series! A gripping puzzle and mystery game and I would by them all if there were more!!!
gamers (86%) found this review helpful
First of all, curb your expectations. How some could compare a $40 Frogwares game to a $60 Rockstar game is beyond me. The graphics look outdated, and it doesn't have the tightest controls but make no mistake, this is a great game. The game plays out by going to crime scenes to investigate. You will discover clues then make deductions based on those clues. An example would be seeing footprints, measuring the sizes and types of shoes, then deducing how many people were involved. After you collect all the clues and make all of your deductions, you will conclude all this with an overarching theory. Sprinkled in each of the crime scenes are puzzles that can be very difficult. Luckily, if you get too frustrated you can simulate the solving of the puzzle. This allows you to skip it but see how to solve it. The story is excellent as well and you would think it came right from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. So, to summarize, if you like puzzle adventure games, and especially if you are a fan of Sherlock Holmes (the original stories not the movies), then this game is a must. 8 overall but if you're a Sherlock fan a 9.