This is the worst of point and clicks I have played. It is also the worst Sherlock Holmes example I have seen. Ever. (Non parody, that is.) The puzzles are poorly explained, and the story feels like a detective comedey, rather than a Sherlock Holmes story of science and philosophy. In most puzzle games, I fail to see obvious answers. This game is so complicated that I am literaly forced to use a walkthrough constantly. Some puzzles I can see logicly, others (chemical test) I can not. I looked for a walkthrough that could explian it, and didn't find one. The thing about Sherlock is that the important science is EXPLAINED! How do we tell that the man is tall? The distance between foot prints. How does it help? The height of a human is determined by the length of his legs, yes? Well the longer the legs, the longer the strides. See? Simple in the end. That's the essance of Holmes, that it's all simple in the end. Over the course of reading every single book, I should know that it's possible to pause time and find all the details on a person and find out what they're up to. After Sherlock explains the science in the books, you said, "... ooooooooooooooooooh. Duh, It was there the whole time!" Same with the Robert Downey Jr. movies. The new BBC Sherlock show gives a very similar feeling, but you get to see Sherlocks way of seeing things. He translates shapes of scratches and the dampness of things immediatly with what in the end is right. What about this games puzzles? Pishaw. Portal gave a better Sherlock Holmes "I really missed that?" kind of feeling then this game. My feelings were either "Finaly, the skip button." or "Is that the puzzle? Why didn't it tell me what I was supposed to be finding?" The game is as subtle as the knife, as complicated as the clockwork robots, and as boring as a special needs school full of mutes to Bill Nye. As a student. Also, what the hell is going on here? I don't know the story. Bad thing.