Taking several paragraphs from Frogwares’ previous Sherlock titles, The Sinking City uses a deduction system to help you solve crimes. When you amass enough pieces of evidence, the game encourages you to use its Mind Palace. Hey, no snickering in the back. Showing disjointed clues that must be pieced together, it’s your job to figure out which scraps of evidence support each other. Sadly, easy trial and error guesswork makes it less satisfying than Crime & Punishments’ branching deductions.