If you are a Sherlock Holmes junky like me, go ahead and buy it for giggles. Otherwise this game was heavy on gore and game mechanics, not so much with story. Watson is mostly stupid in this game, unlike the originals, and follows you around and gets in your way. It is nice to vent your frustrations on him, but they could have done without him entirely. It's not really a whodunit game where you are shocked at the end, like the original stories, it's more like "oh there is a guy who is the perpetrator, lets solve more annoying puzzles and search for rediculously small hints." The puzzles themselves didn't really make you think hard, it just kinda made you feel stupid. XD The difficulty of this game was moderate to hard, but it comes with a hint system that was built in, which is a pro. The voice acting for Sherlock is nice as well, along with his lovely top hat he wears on occation... But overall the game just sucks. Don't waste the money, and more importantly, the time on it.