When you start up Ultimate Word Search 2, youíll notice that it has a Sherlock Holmes feeling to it. From the red wood colors to the items on your desk, you know youíre dealing with a detective, which makes sense as you are searching for words. Each of the four places that you can choose to play in has a different background theme. There is an office, a street, a park, and a gallery. Some boards are harder than others to read the words that you are looking for. The one with the woods in the background that I call the park forced me to turn the perspective just so I could read the words that I was looking for on some directions. Since youíre continually turning, it isnít that much of a problem, but it did irk me every now and then. Otherwise I love the backgrounds. They are pretty and the cube with your letters to search through is always easily visible.
There is nice, soothing background music if you want to listen to it, but you donít have to. You will also get sound effects when you find a word, but itís not as if you need either. I found that I just listened to my own music and the game didnít lose any of its playability.