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posted by Tonyh66 (MESQUITE, TX) Oct 18, 2012

Member since Oct 2012

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Everything everyone has written is true. Major let down for a new game, maybe it would have been cool a couple years ago. SUXS SUXS SUXS

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posted by Ekuriox (FORT WORTH, TX) Oct 1, 2012

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3 out of 7 gamers (43%) found this review helpful

Probably looked better on paper... under a series of crushed up ruffles of paper and should have been another discarded paper.

This isn't a LA Noire. Its not even a free roam game, as like they try to imply.

They did a HORRIBLE job making Sherlock Holmes. For some reason they imagined Sherlock Holmes being another Watson. Sherlock was a formal, cynical, snappy, unorthodox Private investigator.
He obtained jobs by... Roaming around and reading news paper, looking for work, half the time no one hired him. His country despised him -- He was reckless. The Scotland yard hated him and never hired him because he was a massive liability.

There is no resemblance of the books in this story, nor the character's personality. You basically have two Watsons.

Its an alright story . Sherlock, is hired to do a job by a wealthy person and stumbles upon a murder. That he just SO HAPPEN to know will happen it all links together. The end.

I played for a good hour... I thought OK, this is the tutorial. You wander around a room, click on things and investigate. You pick up things, look at it... Investigate.

Next level came around... I was like OK, so no walking from point a-to-b ... I got to one of the puzzles I looked around the room -- to see if there was any clue to figure out... All sudden I accidentally activated some other puzzle, again no clue to strategize the means to solve the puzzle.
They give you a Sherlock foresee button, to automatically solve the puzzle. The button was pretty trivial, it got the puzzle wrong as almost as many times as I did. Then BAM puzzle was done... With no apparent pattern of logic, no strategy in the puzzles.. 100% guessing game.

Graphics are like playstation1... You would think they would have put more detail into it... For the fact that everything else lacked.

This game is not a finished product, just a series of maps on a disc.

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posted by fbgod05 (WARREN, MI) Sep 28, 2012

Member since Sep 2012

3 out of 7 gamers (43%) found this review helpful

I dont think I could of been more bored from playing this game, I was hoping this was going to be a LA Noire type game but It is not even close and I would recommend people to take this off their list

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