About the Product
- Over 50 mind bending puzzles and minigames in each case which includes anagrams and cryptograms and more
- Over 40 levels of hidden object and find the difference gameplay
- 60 brilliantly rendered locations around Victorian England including Stonehenge and Marlsbury Castle and Londons Music Hall and more
- 100 lively characters which includes Watson and Mycroft and Inspector Lestrade
- USA Today Casual Encounters says Armchair sleuths who enjoy HOGs and other head scratching puzzles will find this detective adventure a gratifying download
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Top Customer Reviews
Part of the problem is the formula, which hardly varies: a client comes to Holmes and describes the case. You then visit several locations, where you either find a list of missing objects, or spot the differences between two nearly-identical pictures. In each scene, there's an object which contains a mini-game. Then you go back to Baker Street, where you have to arrange pictures of the suspects into a grid based on their characteristics, and then you play a memory game to narrow down the suspects until you find the criminal. It's fine in small doses, but if you play three or four cases in a row, it quickly becomes monotonous.
Gameplay: the hidden objects are definitely easier to find this time around. You get a certain number of hints per case, and can earn bonus hints by finding the hidden pipe in every scene. All of the mini-games are skippable after you've tried them for a certain length of time, which is a nice way of encouraging players to at least give the puzzles a shot. The mini-games are pretty easy (at one point there's actually a jigsaw puzzle with four - count `em - four pieces) although a few might take some trial and error.
There's almost nothing to say about the plots because they really don't matter. Each mystery starts off with an interesting premise - a murder in a restaurant, a woman disappearing at a carnival - but the game's insistence on creating as many suspects as possible means that none of them are developed.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My mother loves this game. She has played 3 times. It is a hidden object plus puzzles game. There are a series of cases to solve.Published on October 7, 2012 by Kimberly L. Ellis
This is something for all ages. For an old Sherlockian like me a lot of fun. I am especially happy that our grandkids also enjoy it. A neat learning experience for all ages.Published on April 1, 2012 by Dr. Fred