Summary: This is not a bad game. It is very challenging, the graphics are very good, and it features a hint system that actually works. It does have terrible voice acting, so leave the volume down. If you are a big fan of Sherlock Holmes, then you should at least try this out!
Summary: I just wrote a scathing review of JewelQuest/Mysterville on how much I disliked them cuz they are timed games with no option for relaxed mode. Same goes for this one too. One other thing I don't like about this one is the circle about the room, and top to bottom. It is another one that will stay in its' box. Now mind you, I have received these games today. Never even got out of the first room. Hate all three of the games and feel I wasted my $27+ dollars...........
"I'm very thankful to you miss, I now have the evidence that mummies can walk"--Sherlock Holmes
mwreview "mwreview", Amazon
11 February 2010
Summary: I guess I was a bit more impressed with this game than the majority of reviewers. It took me a long time to finish and I had to refer to a walkthrough. The game does provide clues on one of the menu screens, but I rarely used it because I forgot it was there. It would have been helpful.
Summary: This game is much improved over the PC origonal. Some puzzles have been removed giving the game a more adventure feel. While the gameplay was enjoyable, the game's cutscenes were very well done for a DS game and made the game. The gameplay itself is easy and the puzzles were fun and well integrated into the story. The game contains the entire walkthrough for the game inside - a great plus. Graphics were same as PC - which is very good.
Summary: I preordered this game. I love mystery/puzzle games for the DS and Sherlock Holmes? How could you go wrong? I got as far as the library and ended up trading in the game. Major disappointment! The graphics are awful and it's hard to maneuver around the scenes with the stylus. Also, there's not much of a storyline, and I forgot why I was collecting clues in the first place. Some other people have commented that the voiceover narration didn't match the onscreen subtitles.
Summary: I was looking forward to this game as I love mystery/puzzle games. However, I was very VERY disappointed. The settings are far too sensitive and when you try to scroll the image upward only slightly it shoots up. When you try to gently scroll back down, it shoots to the floor. Very aggravating. Also the various sayings and quotes Sherlock Holmes utters have nothing to do with the game and you are left wondering what you are supposed to be doing.