I have not read the Penny Dreadful story of Sweeney Todd, nor have I seen the 2007 movie, but if this game is in any indication of might be awaiting me in the other forms of media that have taken on the retelling of this grisly tale, then they might be worth a look.
This game features some of the music from stage production, and it does a good job of telling the story through interludes between your basic detective HMO gaming. Some of the hidden object puzzles are not for the squeamish, as they sometimes contain what might be body parts or other kinds of human remains. Yeah, 19th Century London, gotta love it! I do like the fact that you are given access to a real help log/walkthrough when you get stuck, and being able to map travel through the city helps cut out much of the go get this thing to open this puzzling lock on the other side of the street/river/lake, etc. The areas are more localized, and your log book will also help you out when you might get lost.
Penny Dreadfuls™ Sweeney Todd is one of the better hidden object mysteries I’ve come across in some time. I might just have to watch one of the various movies based on the Penny Dreadful story to learn more. Yes, it is a creepy game, but what can you expect from anything with the name Sweeney Todd in it. Go check it out and see how creeped out you will be!