Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
Far from being a cranium-stretching taut and suspenseful Sherlock Holmes mystery, this release falls flat in almost every dimension of its design and execution. With poor decisions throughout such as injecting too much time pressure, making clues extremely hard to spot, forcing linear gameplay, minimizing character interaction, and restricting the action to a single locale, The Mystery of the Mummy is a real lost opportunity. Combining a decided lack of polish in the graphics, interface, and sound, this title is a tremendous disappointment. Drudgery rather than exhilaration characterizes my reaction to the gameplay experience. Although this offering is bargain priced, I would thus hesitate to recommend it to all but the most avid adventure-mystery fans out there.