Reviews and Problems with Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of Osborne House
Showing 1-5 of 5
Replay value 6
Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of Osborne House
Family Friendly Gaming
11 November 2013
Excerpt: Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of Osborne House is similar to the Professor Layton series. Which makes sense if you think about it. Sherlock Holmes is the worlds most famous detective. Putting him in a detective game with all kinds of puzzles makes marvelous sense. Unfortunately there are a few problems plaguing this hand held video game.
Review: Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of Osborne House (Nintendo DS)
19 September 2011
Summary: Although I enjoyed Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of Osborne House for what it was, it’s just too short and too expensive compared to other adventure games to fully recommend. It has a fun story and a decent variety of puzzles and I actually preferred it to the Professor Layton games, but thirty dollars for a two and a half hour game in a genre that is usually ten hours long for twenty dollars (or less!) rubs me the wrong way.
Slow-paced mystery revolves around puzzle solving.
Common Sense Media
8 March 2011
Summary: Parents need to know that Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of Osborne House is a puzzle-based adventure game with a few references to violence and sexual themes. Players solve puzzles -- often presented without instructions as to what the player is to do to solve it -- to earn clues to solve the overall mystery. The puzzles are very linear, and they seemingly have only one solution. The game moves slowly and several of the more than 30 puzzles are very similar in nature.