|Jake and Jennifer Eagle from the excellent Eagle Eye Mysteries are back, and
better than ever with over 50 all-new cases, all set in historic England. As with
the original, gameplay is simple but effective: collect clues and interrogate
suspects to solve the mystery. Graphics, as in the first game, are excellent, and
there are many more locations to explore this time around. Clues will lead players
through London, ancient Warwick castle, poetic Stratford-upon-Avon, and even
mysterious Dartmoor. Clues to mysteries of every kind can be found in the Egyptian
hieroglyphics of the British Museum, Henry VIII's Hampton Court, forgotten smugglers'
caves on the Devon coast, and the thatched cottage that was Shakespeare's birthplace.
Each case leads young detectives on a trail through [British] history, literature,
science fact, and legend, while honing their reading comprehension, research, and
critical thinking skills. Each solved case means a new page added to the customized
scrapbook with the player's name in a London Times article. Overall, this is a great
sequel to a great game, and one that shouldn't be missed by either budding detectives
or experienced sleuths.