Great hidden-pic mystery game with some creepy details.
Common Sense Media
21 February 2009
Summary: Parents need to know that The Lost Cases of Sherlock Holmes 2 sticks closely to the look, feel, and subject matter of the original Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. That means Holmes smokes (as do many other characters) and gets involved in some disturbing cases -- many of the mysteries revolve around a murder. Young mystery buffs more accustomed to Encyclopedia Brown than CSI need to make sure they can handle talk about murders.
Conclusion: Stepping into the shoes of the master himself is an appealing experience. Although it would be nice to actually control Holmes as you comb through crime scenes in search for clues, in this game it is not necessary. As it is, The Lost Cases of Sherlock Holmes 2 is a puzzle game that has been put together with great care and love. The art, intricate puzzles and lively voice acting is what makes this game a rare event.
Summary: : The Lost Cases of Sherlock Holmes 2 is a better overall product than its predecessor, and while it still might not appeal to everyone, its budget price and simple gameplay are more than enough to recommend it to anyone who likes puzzle games or casual games that can be played in small doses. The writing is pretty solid, the game looks and sounds good, and the game is easy enough to play that anyone should be able to pick it up with little difficulty.
Excerpt: I should begin with the full disclosure that I am a big Sherlock Holmes fan and when any new title arrives licensed from the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Literary Estate, I get a little giddy. The Lost Cases of Sherlock Holmes promises a fresh set of adventures around London wrapped in some casual puzzle games.
Excerpt: Aside from the first case, which is complete filler in my opinion, the sixteen mysteries presented here are genuinely interesting. Examples include a man who takes off in a hot air balloon and crash lands after a dagger somehow finds its way into his back, a man who collapses in botanical gardens after suffering from a potentially fatal bee sting, a jewel theft on a speeding train and so forth.
Excerpt: The Lost Cases of Sherlock Holmes is the latest release from Legacy Interactive, the developer probably best known for its games based on television shows, including “The Apprentice,” “Law & Order,” and “ER.” However, unlike those other games, The Lost Cases is a casual game, and it’s sort of like a greatest hits ensemble of casual game activities -- with hidden objects, Simple Simon sequences, rotating tiles, and more -- pretty much everything a casual gamer could want,...