Order Zero has incredible graphics with the exception of the museum section which I am now on. The section in the zoo is both beautiful and carefully crafted in design. Earlier at a Victorian era party that included the authentic touch of a mummy unwrapping, I met Dorothy whose leather-belted dress and ruby red lace-up knee boots give a stunning dance-hall dominatrix impression.
The story is fuzzy. Dorothy, the Lion who is a handsome dread-locked human, and the Tin Man who is I don't know what exactly seem to be passengers or officers on Captain Ahab's ship. Ahab's character is true to its inspiration; however, his passionate pursuit is of Captain Nemo, a mysterious woman stealing antiquities. Maybe I will discover in the denouement that she is returning these treasures to the countries/cultures that produced them. I have no idea how Dorothy, the Lion, and Tin Man hooked up with Ahab. That may have been explained and the explanation whizzed past me.
I'm more than willing to put up with the bewildering characters--they aren't so much a downside as they are elements of a plot thickened by whimsy--and the genuine disappointment that the puzzles are way too easy along with many being too carpal-tunnelly for my taste. This is the best game in months, engaging and sightly although, alas, not as challenging as I remember the first in the series.