First, let's start with the obvious...this isn't an "exciting" game. This game is more on par with Heavy Rain than Call of Duty, if that makes sense. Lots of puzzles, but no action (that isn't in a cutscene anyway). For what it is, it's good. I found it interesting and entertaining. There are some plot/story holes to be sure...and definitely some playability issues, control issues, and an inexplicable lack of auto-save. However, given that it's from a no-name developer, I'd say the outcome is better than it could have been - it was an entertaining way to spend a few hours, and what more can you ask for?
VERY FUN!! RECOMMENDED FOR FANS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES
posted by jordanbrown83 (PLEASANT HILL, CA) Jan 3, 2013
Member since Jan 2013
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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!!!