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Elephant Games invites you to put your detective skills to the test in the latest addition to the Ms. Holmes series!

Welcome back, Sharlotte Holmes! With rising notoriety comes new cases, some more dangerous than others. When a ghostly woman begins haunting the McKirk house, Mallory McKirk comes to you desperate for your expertise. But this isn’t your typical ghost case. This specter is a jewel thief that seems bent on righting old wrongs. But what secrets is the estate hiding, and who’s behind the increasingly dangerous encounters with the unknown? It’s up to you to find out in this thrilling Hidden-Object Puzzle adventure!

This is a special Collector's Edition release full of exclusive extras you won’t find in the standard version. As a bonus, Collector's Edition purchases count toward three stamps on your Monthly Game Club Punch Card!

The Collector’s Edition includes:

  • Embark on another adventure to London’s criminal underworld in the bonus chapter!
  • Travel from a great estate, to the Thames riverbank, to a charming boarding house as you solve HOPs and mini-games, and earn achievements!
  • Tons of collectibles and puzzle pieces to find!
  • Enjoy exclusive wallpapers and more!
  • Never get lost with the strategy guide!

Game System Requirements:

  • OS: Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 10
  • CPU: 1.8 GHz
  • RAM: 1024 MB
  • DirectX: 9.0
  • Hard Drive: 881 MB

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Ms. Holmes: The Adventure of the McKirk Ritual Collector's Edition is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 29.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Disappointed My pet peeve with some of the "collector's edition" games is not knowing what the collectables/puzzle pieces are or look like before I start playing. It should be part of the tutorial for special features. By the time I find out, previous rooms have been locked. Then, when checking out the achievements, there's no way to go back to fill in collectables/puzzle pieces that were missed. I paid for the collector's edition so there should be a feature at the end where I can go back and collect anything I missed. I don't want to restart the game to do that.
Date published: 2022-01-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from IF ONLY THE GAMEPLAY WERE BEFITTING OF THIS MS. HOLMES DETECTIVE PLOT :( Completed Game approximately 4.0 hours (including completion of all mini-games & CE Bonus Chapter) 17 Main Game Scene Locations +8 Bonus Chapter Difficulty Range: Definitely Beginner A distraught and obviously wealthy elderly woman shows up at Sharlotte Holmes's office pleading with the now-infamous sleuth to help her solve a mystery. Jewelry has gone missing at the McKirk estate, without a single trace, at least without any human trace, because Mrs. Mallory McKirk believes the heist was committed by an otherworldly ghost! If only this game had a bit more challenge, if only it were a bit less linear, if only the gameplay was a good as the detective story...sigh..but "if only's" are just dreams that will never come true I suppose? How many emblems must I place just to get from one room to the next? How did the butler, servants, and owner move freely about the house if all the emblems were missing before I got there? Finding a million emblems to fix broken things in a house isn't Detective work, it's handyman work so wouldn't it make more sense to have us search for clues with tasks befitting of a Sherlock/Sharlotte Holmes game??? GADGETS/HELPER: Sharlotte Holmes has friends in high places but there is no Dr. Watson helper in this series, nor were any animal helpers harmed in the making of this game. COLLECTIBLES & MORPHS (CE Bonus Chapter only) There are 12 Sharlotte Holmes items to find as well as 23 Zoom Zone Jigsaw Puzzle Fragments that create a single picture. The weird part is that they show 2 images in the extra's section but the first one has already been completed before you start the game?? HIDDEN OBJECT SCENES: There are only 9 Hidden Object Scenes +4 in the CE Bonus Chapter, however, there are several smaller Zoom Zone HO's throughout the game. The objects aren't blended very well which makes it super easy to earn the HO achievements because all you have to do is click on the larger, clearer objects sitting in a pile without reading the list. If you just click on the objects without thinking or reading, I guarantee you will find 99% of the objects on the first guess! Although most of the main HOs are Interactive List Finds, I did enjoy the Matching Item Finds, and Keywords in Sentence Finds, one of which was very creative where you had to find a matching item by looking for its reflection on a vanity with 3 mirrors. MINI-GAMES: There are 15 Mini-Games +5 in the CE Bonus Chapter. Elephant Games rarely disappoint me when it comes to their mini-games because they usually have several mechanical-type puzzles which require some tinkering & thinkering to solve. I particularly enjoyed the game where you had to swap tokens along various lines between 3 sections with different patterns. There are several lengthy puzzles that aren't necessarily difficult but will require patience, such as sliding numbered squares into sequential order by using the empty square slot. BONUS CHAPTER: (Collector's Edition version only) Sharlotte Holmes is on the case investigating criminal activity at the Tower Bridge Guest House. There are 5 additional Mini-Games and 4 Hidden Object Scenes and you'll continue your search for the final 3 Detective Items and 6 Zoom Zone Puzzle Fragments. After completing the Bonus Chapter, you'll gain entry to the Archives and Expedition Rooms. COLLECTOR'S EDITION EXTRA'S: 7 Wallpaper, 2 Jigsaw Fragment Puzzle Picture 4 Music Soundtracks, 20 Achievements, 12 Collectible Detective Items, 23 Zoom Zone Jigsaw Puzzle Fragments, an Expedition Room (return to scenes to search for missed Collectibles & Jigsaw Puzzle Fragments) an Archives Room (replay 13 Hidden Object Scenes and 13 Mini-games) 5 Main Chapters +Bonus Chapter, and a Built-In Strategy Guide. If you go down in the woods today, you're sure of a big surprise...join us won't you? thewoodsforum.boards.net
Date published: 2021-12-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I Think Even A Super Sleuth Would Be Bored With This Case The entire demo had me bored to tears. There were so many obstacles to overcome just to reach Mrs. McKirk once I was in the house. The outside was just as bad. There were broken, missing, hidden things at every turn. I don't want to spend 90 minutes just looking for stuff and making repairs. The HOPs in the demo were so simple, requiring no thought at all. The puzzles were of average difficulty, didn't feel the need to skip any to save time. I was met with no challenge, really, in any part of the demo. Even the code mechanism on the shed was a "piece of cake". A two year old child could've entered with no guidance at all. I had trouble reading some of the notes because of poor lighting and small print. The collectibles were small and hard to see. I like them well hidden, not miniature and in the dark. The graphics were nice and colors were appropriate. I was in the presence of Mrs. McKirk and the rude butler for a short time. I accidentally came upon a ghost several times, doing something suspicious. I went unnoticed and it quickly disappeared. So my curiosity is aroused at this point. Too bad the demo had me all caught up in all those mundane tasks. There may have been a chance to see more action. I really do think that a demo should cut back on the games and give us more of the actual game/story. I'm very reluctant most times to make a purchase because it is too risky, based on my demo activities. The characters displayed no fluid movements, the voices were natural. Except for their stiff appearance, they were rendered well and attire seemed right for the time period. There wasn't much to the scenes in regards to amounts of furnishings or clutter to look through, which made the game even less interesting. In Custom Mode the Hint and Skip can only be taken down to 15 seconds. Seems like a long wait after being spoiled with 10 to 0 seconds in most other games. However, I prefer the challenge of the other difficulty levels. The Custom Mode seems to be better suited to the demo if you want to save a little time. This game is an easy game, no head-scratching to figure out what to do next. Family friendly, any skill level can play. No fantasy characters for a change. I'm so tired of fantasy themes! If you're tired of Christmas scenes, there's none of that either. Just a case that needs to be solved so Mrs. McKirk can get to the bottom of things and find some peace of mind. I love a good mystery and a ghost always gets my attention, but I don't think this game will deliver what I am hoping. Also, it is contains very little to justify paying extra for the CE version. The demo was rather uneventful and slow. I've enjoyed past games with Ms. Holmes but so far I'm on the fence about this one. You might come away with an entirely different opinion after the 90 min trial. Hopefully, it is just what you need to brighten your day. We need good mystery games instead of all the fantasies we are bombarded with all the time.
Date published: 2021-12-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Short This may have been the shortest game I've ever played on BFG. Game itself wasn't bad but just not worth the money considering how fast it went. And bonus game isn't worth paying for the Collector's Edition. Maybe wait till it comes out as a SE and use a coupon code for a freebee.
Date published: 2021-12-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not My Favorite in the Holmes Series Overall, I found the structure of this game a bit clunky so I struggled with this 3 star rating but for me, the game is not a 4 star. A 3.5 rating is more accurate. There was a lot of emblem seeking/placing that seemed extraneous to the pace of the game. The storyline is good but with a bit of secondary character development, perhaps those emblems would not have seemed so many. As another reviewer mentioned, the puzzles/mini-games are good and the hidden object scenes play quickly. To me, the background of this game is a bit dark in most scenes and in some places the contrast is non-existent. This is not the only game I have found that and wonder if this is a trend???? I believe another reviewer mentioned this in a review for another game. My review is based upon completed play of the main game.
Date published: 2021-12-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointing game Very short game for collectors addition - not worth the extra cost. No challenge - very predictable plot. Disappointed I bought this game.
Date published: 2022-01-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Ritual? What Ritual? I so wanted to like this game. Our heroine at last finds herself in a genuine mystery and is able to do some genuine detecting. She is variously MS Holmes, perhaps more appropriately for a Victorian scenario Miss Holmes, and Sharlotte to men who have apparently barely met her. More of this in a moment. She is, however, a heroine worthy of the name who avoids some of the silliness of the previous entries in this series. Pros: Beautiful graphics and a plethora of mini-games and HO scenes. The plot advances in a rather jerky fashion due to poor writing but it does advance, and there is a legitimate mystery with clues ("clews" to true Baker Street Irregulars) and reveals timed to a logical conclusion, at least in the main game. Good to very good voice acting. Cons: The weird anachronistic nature of this world is dizzying. Sharlotte rides a 40's vintage motorcycle in a Victorian culture during an explicitly post-WWII era. No one would be surprised if something as silly as a fax machine made a sudden appearance in this weird alternate world - oh, wait, one does, in the Bonus Game, and it's critical to the plot. What? Several of the mini-games suffer from imprecise directions including a rather delicious lock puzzle that is ruined by them - I enjoyed replaying this one in the Extras once I figured out what they hadn't told me (and where the Mini-Games were; they're under Archive for some reason). Far too much "what do I do next?" that could be smoothed by a more logical game flow. And wait - wasn't there supposed to be a ritual of some kind involved? Bonus Game: An absolute mess. There is no introduction, no idea of what the mystery is, and a cast of characters whose identity begins and remains a complete unknown. Nice puzzles but nothing in this makes any sense at all. It's as if the middle were torn out of another game, the middle, mind you, and not the conclusion. And that's a real shame because the environment is nicely laid out and the graphics excellent. Overall, a game that had all the pieces but not the continuity to put them together. It is actually better on many points than its predecessors and one would like to see a succeeding entry with a little more care to a believable - I'd even take understandable - narrative. I can't recommend this one.
Date published: 2022-01-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from where's the research? So very formulaic in many respects but quite fun but what irritates me more than anything are the anachronisms, which US players probably do not notice. We dont dial 911, 999, and the phone depicted is much older than those used in the 1950's which I assume is the era . We have never driven on the right, therefore our steering wheels are not on the left. We dont have fire hydrants such as the one shown.There are many other discrepancies, I wont go through them all but please game builders get it right [This has'nt just applied to UK but to other european countries as well.
Date published: 2022-01-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Too short, too boring For the Elephangames it's the below zero level. I would say, here we have Domini's brand level of boredom and emptyness.
Date published: 2022-01-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Mmm just ok I was excited to see this and purchased it straight away, not the wisest decision. I was really disappointed, it didnt make for and interesting game, the graphics were really good but I felt it was way to easy and far too short. Sorry a bit of a let down. Id recommend waiting for the SE if you want to buy but have a go of the Demo every one is different.
Date published: 2021-12-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Title Has Nothing To Do With the Game The title makes no sense. The game makes no sense. It's a story we've seen before. Game is very short and is a dumb ending even for a casual game.
Date published: 2021-12-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Wwwwwaaaaaayyyyyy Too Easy I love these games. LOVE THEM! So maybe I have played too many. The demo took me less than 20 mins, and that was not done super quickly. I long for more of a challenge! I know what to do with the screwdriver, acid, poker, boards and nails, etc etc as soon as I pick them up. I love these games, but this is so easy and predictable, and same same. I would love this New Year to bring puzzles and tasks with some fresh imagination, and difficulty, and surprises! They really do seem to be repeating the same old stuff.
Date published: 2021-12-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Ran poorly ruined game The game ran poorly. jerking all over the place - nowhere near smooth. Audio didn't sync with the video. The graphics were very nice and the story was OK. But all was ruined with the poor running of the game itself.
Date published: 2021-12-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Way to Predictable and Short I couldn't believe I was done in less than 2 hours time. I am not an expert on these games, so it is really short, not worth the money spent.
Date published: 2021-12-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Well, that was terrible! The only good thing I have to say about this game is that the graphics are clear and colored nicely. The rest of it is just a jumbled mess of finding unlikely objects in unlikely places for use in unlikely ways. If you want to know more, read HeavenBound7729's review.
Date published: 2021-12-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from How Sad That Dev's Do NOT Read Our Reviews!!! If they did read the reviews or at least listen to us then they would not put out such mundane repetitive games. One after the other after the other. I cannot really comment on the story line because the demo did not really get into that aspect, which is in my opinion is a death knoll. How can we decide to purchase a game if all we are doing in the Demo is minor tasks just to eke through it? The fun factor was not there for me either as all I was doing was repairing everything. The level of challenge is minimal. It seems that either the Dev's think we are not able to think for ourselves or they are too lazy to make the game challenging. The characters were portrayed as stiff upper lip type, which I guess could go with the story line if I knew what it is. Try the demo but please let BF know how unhappy we are with most of their games lately. Only that will hopefully make them take notice of unhappy gamers! I will recommend this for true beginners only.
Date published: 2021-12-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Just So Bad Boring, terrible "storyline", entirely too short for a CE. I was so hoping that this would be better than the previous games in the series, but if anything, it was much worse.
Date published: 2022-01-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Positively awful I got this as a free game. I liked the other 2 so figured I'd give it a try. Just awful. There was no story whatsoever. The entire game was piecing things together. New characters were introduced in the bonus chapter and I had no idea who they were because immediately, I had to piece more things together for the entire bonus chapter. I would not recommend this game and definitely Elephant can do much better than this. This was super short and lacked any excitement at all.
Date published: 2022-01-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Been there done that The title says it all. So save your money you will be wasting it, Good grief an I thought games couldnt get worse. I was wrong.
Date published: 2021-12-24
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