Undoubtedly one of the most well-known literary figures of all time, the name Sherlock Holmes carries some clout with it, though over time it doesn’t feel like the game world has done him much justice. This point-and-click adventure attempts to turn that around, putting you into the shoes of the famous detective, challenged to solve a series of sometimes pretty grisly murders. While I wish the game did more to get you up and running, helping you to better understand some of its screens and systems, over the course of the first case you’ll get the feel for things, that is if you don’t periodically get stuck because you missed some key detail. Thankfully, once you understand the interface there are cues on whether a specific area or scene has been completed, making things a bit more smooth, but until you grasp them you can feel rudderless at times. All that said, the experience offered once you come to grips with the controls and interfaces is quite unique and will provide a fair challenge to your powers of deduction as you review the facts and look for connections to make as you advance towards determining your suspects based on what you’re able to find. As I said before, the road can be rocky in places, but the novelty of the experience is sufficient to make it worth a look if you enjoy a cracking good mystery.
Justin Nation, Score: