The Lost Cases of Sherlock Holmes
- Rich Puzzles Diversity
Lost Cases of Sherlock Holmes,
developed by Legacy Interactive and
published by uclick, is a great
puzzle game that does stand out with its content. A short description would be - good
content in good package. The game seems to have everything to be ever
interesting and addictive.
This game takes you into the
Victorian England to be around the famous detective and his assistant (and
other well-known characters of the book) while they are investigating all kinds
of mysterious cases.
Welcome to the Victorian London
where you are to observe and actually participate in work of the master of
investigation. Sherlock Holmes and his assistant Dr. Watson let you be the
witness of their successful work as they solve the mysteries one by one.
game covers 16 cases of murder, forgery, espionage, theft etc. 16 cases mean
lots of items to find, location to visit (40!), 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
The way the levels and tasks go
in this game reminded me a lot Cate West
- The Vanishing Files . It is because the game is divided into themed blocks
and every block contains a set of different puzzles. That's a great idea - it
helps keep the gamers not bored and interested till the end.
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 find 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 more evidence in the
hidden-object level. You can find bonus items there - Sherlock's pipe and hat.
They provide you with an extra hint or a bonus chemistry mini-game. Before you
can finish a case you play a Sudoku-style game. You play it by placing 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 from some of the items. These can be memory games, anagrams,
cryptograms or jigsaw puzzles.
As for me the game is awesome
with everything it offers. The only small annoying thing is the cursor in the
form of a magnifier, but it is nothing when compared with all the fun.
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