"Mystery in London" is a Hidden Object game in which you search for various things cleverly hidden in the various environments.
Even though I love Hidden Object games, what intrigued me about this game was the incredible scenes of Westminster Abbey, especially the Henry VII Chapel, Piccadilly Circus and the exterior of Buckingham Palace. You will be searching for objects all over London, including pubs and posh stores. The objects are very hard to find but you have the option of panning 360 degrees so you are able to swivel around with your eyes just the way you'd do in person.
You'll learn quite a bit as you do along as many interesting facts are presented, but in order to proceed you have to solve a series of mini-puzzles tied to the plot of the player's tracking down the identity of Jack the Ripper. The mini-puzzles are not very hard but you simply have to get through them. You can opt to not do a certain number of them. The plot is slightly on the weak side but it is better than the plots of most Hidden Object games.
What makes this game extraordinary is the scenes. The Henry VII Chapel alone is worth the price of the game. You also get to visit the small Peter ad Vincula Chapel where the beheaded Anne Boleyn, Katherine Howard, and Lady Jane Grey are buried under the floor. It's almost like being there! You stand there and you think "those poor queens are right under my feet!"
"Mystery in London" unlike many Hidden Object games, is not one that will appeal to children. This game is for the connoisseur, one who appreciates simply splendid panoramic graphic art. And it's perfect for the Anglophile and the lover of London.
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