I thought the game's story was well done and interesting. It was like reading a good book, you had to know what was going to happen next. If you are looking for a beautiful looking game like LA Noire or Heavy Rain, you will be disappointed. The graphics in this game are outdated but better than the NCIS titles which try to be the same style of play.
If you can get past the graphics, the game itself is great. It reminds me a lot of The 7Th Guest for the PC back in the 90s, except here the puzzles are not as difficult and if you are stuck on one, you can always skip it.
If you are looking for a slower game where you can't die, with a good story and some decent brain teasers, I can highly recommend it.
Want to get your girl to learn how to use the PS3 or Xbox controller? This will do the trick as well. :)
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First of all, curb your expectations. How some could compare a $40 Frogwares game to a $60 Rockstar game is beyond me. The graphics look outdated, and it doesn't have the tightest controls but make no mistake, this is a great game. The game plays out by going to crime scenes to investigate. You will discover clues then make deductions based on those clues. An example would be seeing footprints, measuring the sizes and types of shoes, then deducing how many people were involved. After you collect all the clues and make all of your deductions, you will conclude all this with an overarching theory. Sprinkled in each of the crime scenes are puzzles that can be very difficult. Luckily, if you get too frustrated you can simulate the solving of the puzzle. This allows you to skip it but see how to solve it. The story is excellent as well and you would think it came right from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. So, to summarize, if you like puzzle adventure games, and especially if you are a fan of Sherlock Holmes (the original stories not the movies), then this game is a must. 8 overall but if you're a Sherlock fan a 9.
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.
-- ALL THAT IS NOT IN THIS STORY/GAME.--
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.