If you’re looking for an opportunity to apply your deductive reasoning skills in search of connections and answers, this delivers
While many folks will tend to think first of Sherlock Holmes when they think of famous detectives, Hercule Poirot is also a notable sleuth so I was glad to get the opportunity to check this out and compare. Overall it does a solid job of capturing a mix of classic point-and-click adventure and some interesting and decidedly more evolved ways of working through the process of deduction. Though I would say it took me some time to get used to some of its expectations in the way to work through things. In particular I was initially a bit thrown off by the examination of objects and the fact that it can be a little inconsistent on identifying when you’re focused on key details, leading to some time wasted when I’d looked at the right area of an object but because I wasn’t zoomed properly or hitting just the right region it didn’t register. At times some of the pieces of evidence you’d group together or make connections with also felt a bit arbitrary, or weren’t necessarily aligned to my thought process, but again with some minor persistence this hurdle was pretty easily cleared. While I’d say the Sherlock Holmes titles on Switch have been a bit more ambitious in trying to change things up in places, The London Case absolutely does a reliable job of honoring more of the classic mystery adventure style and is satisfying in its own right.
Justin Nation, Score: