When the unthinkable happens in London and the Thames freezes over
due to a mysterious storm, it's up to Sherlock Holmes to investigate
one of his biggest cases with the fate of the city in his hands.
Developed by Frogwares, Sherlock Holmes The Mystery of the Frozen
City is a puzzler which definitely teases the brain with over 70
puzzles to solve.
compliment the stories and the puzzles, players must also talk to a
variety of people in London to determine the cause of this storm and
more importantly the solution. Some characters will lead you on a
wild goose chase, whereas others hold valuable information that the
player must use to their advantage.
At its core, players must find
clues in the environments that they visit and engage in mini-games
to get to the next stage. You also have your loyal sidekick Dr.
Watson to assist Sherlock with his dire mission.
reference to controls, players use the stylus to interact with the
puzzles which generally involving swiping the screen. If you do get
stuck on a puzzle, there is a hint system which can be used by the
Apart from puzzles, at times the game does remind me of a
hidden object game as you attempt to match colours, symbols and
other shapes. From picking a lock to matching cogs on a wheel to
spin and even games that are reminiscent of casual games, there's
plenty of variety in this 3DS game.
Graphically, Sherlock Holmes The Mystery of the Frozen City is a
very cartoon inspired game on the 3DS that boasts some nice
colourful animations and some great hand-drawn locations that you
visit. The game also supports 3D and does create an interesting
experience on the 3DS but the 3D is unfortunately a little limited. Music compliments the graphics with this majestic and at times
spooky soundtrack which suits the 19th century era perfectly.
Although not as polished as Nintendo's recent Professor Layton game
for the 3DS, Sherlock Holmes and Mystery of the Frozen City is still
a good game for gamers looking for a plethora of puzzling brain
teasers. It just might be a little too casual for the console!