Greg Collins writes:
''Right from the get-go this game had a tall bar to clear, at least as far as I was concerned. One of my favorite graphic adventure games of all time is Electronic Arts' Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Rose Tattoo. That title, in addition to being a great game, accomplished the amazing feat of making me feel like I really was Sherlock Holmes hot on a case.
Sherlock Holmes Nemesis clearly is striving to match Electronic Arts' standard from its opening moments. The intro's 3D tour of the environs of Baker Street is perhaps even a direct homage to the earlier game, which has a similar opening in 2D. And, indeed, Nemesis is an ambitious effort. This is a long, complex game, with lush 3D graphics, a greatest-classical-hits soundtrack and not one but two stars. Apparently, Monsieur Lupin is himself a famous fictitious character, a gentleman cat burglar. I'd never heard of him, but a quick perusal of the web proves that he does exist, at least in literature, penned by Maurice Leblanc. I even found a couple of the books available as e-texts (Arsene Lupin and The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsene Lupin). A quick scanning of these tomes did not lure me in deeper, but we're not concerned with M. Lupin's past literary credentials here. We want to know how he performs in this game.''