The Lost Cases of 221B Baker St. - Gorgeous Puzzle Variety
The Lost Cases of 221B Baker St. by Legacy Interactive is a great puzzle game that does stand out with its content. A short description would be - good content in good package as Sherlock Holmes is, undoubtedly one of fiction’s greatest master detectives who has been portrayed in countless films, tv series, radio shows, and many books and short stories with constant success. The game seems to have everything to be ever interesting and addictive. It takes you into Victorian England to follow the famous detective and his assistant (as well as other well-known characters of the book: Microft, Lestrade etc) while they are investigating all kinds of mysterious cases.
With the recent success of the Sherlock Holmes PC games and especially The Lost Cases of Sherlock Holmes, the developers created this even more improved and addicting sequel which is also known as The Lost Cases of Sherlock Holmes 2.
Welcome to Victorian London where you are to observe and actually participate in work of the master of investigation. Sherlock Holmes and his assistant Dr. Watson kindly let you be the witness of their successful work as they solve the mysteries one by one.
The game covers several cases of murder, forgery, espionage, theft etc. These several cases mean lots of items to find, locations to visit, puzzles to solve and criminals to find. The game features not only great seek-and-find levels, but also lots of mini-games in-between.
Every case covers a number of puzzles of different kinds. Solving them one by one you find out who the culprit is.
When you start a new case, you are to find the clues that implicate various suspects. You are given two very similar pictures where you have to spot the differences. And I should say that in this and other types of tasks the challenge level is quite balanced. Some assignments are easy, some are not at all.
Then you get further evidences in the hidden-object stage. You can find bonus items there - such as Sherlock's pipe, for example, which provide you with an extra hint. Before you can finish a case you play a Sudoku-style game. You play it by matching all the suspects in the right places according to the descriptions given in the rows and columns.
And the last part of every case is the memory game where you finally find out a culprit. Plus you get additional mini-games with some of the items. These can be memory games, anagrams, cryptograms or jigsaw puzzles. At the end, as in the previous part, you return to 221B Baker Street, where Holmes makes his final deductions.
As for the general conclusion, the game is by all means awesome with everything it offers.