Sherlock Holmes Mysteries – Review
App Type: Uncategorized
By: Warner Bros. Entertainment
Version #: 1.0
Date Released: 2009-12-20
Price: 0.99User Rating:
The game is indeed afoot. When I first saw the preview for Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes movie, I thought that they were turning the world’s greatest fictional detective into an action star. Well, they are. Fortunately the associated iPhone game to the movie doesn’t have Sherlock fighting ruffians or blowing up bridges, but rather doing what he does best: solving a mystery.
The game uses the upcoming movie as inspiration and splits the game into two mysteries called "The Missing Momento" and "The Case of the Innocent Man". It then takes you through a series of puzzles or mind games in which one has to decipher the clues in front of him or her, including conversations with the residents of the seedy underground of London.
One cute aspect of the game is that Holmes is a total smartass, as he is portrayed in the movie. The animation and graphics are superb. I did find the violin playing in the background to be somewhat annoying, but fortunately that can be turned off in the settings.
The directions to this game can be complicated. This is most definitely a thinking person’s game, so if you prefer shoot-em-ups or drag racing, this may not be for you. The entire game is reminiscent of those "How to Host a Murder" party games in which careful attention must be paid to the clues presented.
As of this writing, I have not been able to solve the mystery. However, for the low price of a buck combined with the excellent graphics and storyline, you could do much worse than pick up this game.
Would I Buy Again:Indeed.
Learning Curve:Medium to High.
Who Is It For:Holmes enthusiasts and mystery lovers.
What I Like:Excellent graphics and animation.
What I Don't Like:Can be complicated to use and solve. Have to read the directions carefully at each step.
Final Statement:The purchase of this game for your holiday pleasure should be elementary.
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