Fayleen | Added on: July 3, 2012
Loved these games. Use the magnifing glass if you are having a hard time finding the objects. If you don't have a good memory, these games are not for you. Grafics are great. Be sure to find Sherlock's hat and pipe in each level to get more hints!
Harlowe1962 | Added on: December 2, 2012
I only played this game for about 10 minutes and had to stop. The items are so small and the picture not sharp in some areas that it gave me a headache after a short time. It is also a timed game which is ok as it gives you a good amount of time, but for the time it takes to find tiny items on the screen the time could run out. Also the dialog gets annoying too. I think I will save my 10,000 coins for a better game bundle.
infinity | Added on: July 3, 2012
If you are a Sherlock Holmes fan like I am, you'll want to give these games a try. I had already purchased The Lost Cases of 221B Baker St. game, and was curious to see what this bundle was like. Both games give you a sense of the murky underbelly of any big city, in this case London. The music is atmospheric and gives a hint of mystery, and the voice overs are excellent in characterizing Holmes, Watson, and other cast members. The problem with The Lost Cases of Sherlock Holmes is that the objects are incredibly tiny in the hidden object and find-the-differences scenes. Although there is a magnifying glass worthy of the detective, I prefer being able to see the full screen, not a little bit of it at a time. The 221B game did a better job of making objects more reasonable to find. Both have mini-puzzles that tie into the mysteries, and are skippable. The Lost Cases game didn't do a good job of explaining how the mysteries are solved, however 221B does walk you through the logic of breaking the case. And really, it's the logical reasoning that makes Holmes so incredibly charismatic. Both games allow you to sort suspects into categories for solving the crime, which adds to the sense, if just a little bit, of being an armchair detective. All in all, you need to try both games to see if they suit you. I'm glad I bought 221B and will stick with that. Sherlock fans won't want to miss bringing their favorite detective to life, while others may not be willing to overlook the flaws with the games. While there are no scary or gory scenes, because of the subject matter (e.g., one case involved a Jack the Ripper museum), I would not recommend these games for anyone younger than high school.