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- The most famous monuments in London become the setting of your investigation, hundreds of works of art have been faithfully reproduced for you to admire along the way
- Interact with more than 40 distinct characters to make progress in your investigation
- Play the role of the famous detective Sherlock Holmes and his faithful companion Dr Watson in turn
- Use and combine more than 100 objects and uncover hundreds of clues and documents to lead the investigation to its conclusion
- The latest real-time 3D technology for total immersion in thrilling environments
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Victorian London is marvelous from our comfortable armchairs even though the reality under the thick fogs was anything but romantic. Jack the Ripper was a dilettante compared to a modern serial killer such as Ted Bundy, but the Ripper is romantic in a chill, creepy way and the scream of one poor victim down there under the 1890's fog vibrates along the years -we hear it, we shudder, we are titillated. Victorian England- the perfect game milieu.
Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are the perfect Victorians as we see them, gentlemen: no swearing or vulgarisms. And the cat and mouse antagonism of Holmes and the arch-thief Arsene Lupin in this game is a highly intellectual rivalry. Lupin the Frenchman strives to bring England (and Sherlock Holmes) to their knees by stealing the five most important objects to England, without which she can't endure. You are treated to a merry romp through the National Gallery, the Tower of London, the British Museum, and of all places, Buckingham Palace. Actually, you may learn a lot about paintings, even what the ravens in the Tower eat (but I imagine we're getting our leg pulled a bit on that). The locations are splendidly done and you feel very much a part of them, you are there.Read more ›
The graphics are much as they were for the prior game but what is interesting is the detail given to the actual historic sights. I've been to the Tower of London and it was amusing to see it in the game modeled with great attention to the layout of the place. But the graphics are hardly crisp and the human characters a bit blocky.
The voice-actors for Holmes and Watson are well done and the game captures the 'feeling' of Holmes quite well. Other voice-actors tend to be stilted and at times remind me of people who don't speak English as their primary language. Lupin in particular just wasn't out-rraaaag-eously Frannnch as I wanted him to be.
Gameplay is downright frustrating. Searching for items and figuring out how they go together was enjoyable enough and gave you an excuse to roam. The puzzles on the other hand were designed for those interested in math. Adding, subtracting, multiplying, disguised in lengthy letters and clues is the game's idea of fun. Like so many other reviewers I resorted to the online walkthrough whenever I confronted a puzzle that stumped me for too long.
The game has potential but is far too scripted. There came a point where I KNEW where Lupin was, but of course I couldn't do anything about it. I think a better design would have been several cases with various ways of observing, questioning, and a few puzzles can lead Holmes to victory.Read more ›
The game also demonstrates too well the tediousness of Pixel Hunting in modern adventures. Instead of having to search a single 2D background for hot spots at each location like older games, newer pixel-hunting games require that (1) you pan 360 degrees horizontally and (2) pan 180 degrees vertically and (3) this game makes the problem worse than ever because you have to walk to every wall, corner, table, and footprint of each room and repeat these panning exercises.
And while moving around the rooms is generally good, all too often you'll walk too close to walls and have to back up to see things clearly.
The music is nice at first until you discover that each location has only one short piece of music that repeats over and over and never stops.
The two positive aspects of this game are (1) it's pretty stable (which is saying a lot for Frogware's games) and (2) you get to see some of London's landmarks in great detail. This aspect could have made this a great game if the rest of the gameplay wasn't so bad.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Doesn't work under Windows 10. Period. I can't find a way to make it work even using compatibility mode. Too Bad. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I LOVE this game..!!!! I've played it over and over, because it is so good.! I have absolutely nothing bad to say about it.!!! Read morePublished 17 months ago by heathergale
its pretty challenging on some points but still quite entertaining. I love the end. one of the better sherlock holmes puzzle gamesPublished on March 19, 2014 by bakerstally
Installs a Trojan which destroys MANY settings and browser histories!
Game runs, but you get a 'driver blocked' message every time you boot the devils OS. Read more