gamers (32%) found this review helpful
As a fan of Sherlock Holmes, I wondered if they ever read a single, ORIGINAL book of the fictional character.
Sherlock Holmes was never favorable to his country, they despised him, because of his reckless nature. Scotland yard would never hire him for the essential reason he was a LIABILITY.
You simply get to play as two-Watsons in this game... Watson the side-kick of Holmes was the retentive, nerd that tried to use his ambitious bigotry to the formal gentleman. Watson in the books of Sherlock Holmes was the Secretary.
Graphics - Nothing fancy . With the limited gameplay functions in this game... You would have imagined they would have put more detail in the game.
Sound -- Not much, other than a few foot step sounds and the annoying music... The atmospheric sounds are very silent and life-less.
Gameplay -- You do not do anything. Its set off in stages, roughly -- THROWN TOGETHER maps... That will leave you bored within a hour from the repetitive scenarios.
You evenly get a "Six-sense" button that is Sherlocks foresight ... Which basically will do the puzzles for you. Sometimes, it works and sometimes it evenly gets the puzzles wrong.
The puzzles are not really puzzles there is no real way to solve anything there isn't anything practical TO ANY puzzle that can really clue you in...
You basically have to just GUESS the logic or routine.
If Atlus wanted to make a horrible game... They did it. This game is a career setter... An the message Atlus gives, is that they will sell garbage and call it a game. I'm not sure what aspect of the game they put ANY THOUGHT into. All it is a bunch of stages with no real concept in any gameplay function or puzzle.
The story is `ok... That is, if you can follow it after being annoyed from the sense-less, non-logical, guessing game they made the puzzles.
posted by westben2002 (BETHLEHEM, PA) Apr 30, 2013
Member since Jun 2011
People who give 10/10 on a game that is obvioslly not that great are usually the developers trying to push up their games score.
With that being said I love the Holmes franchise and it has the possibility to be great but never is. The bar was set pretty low with the last Holmes game on the xbox (know that it was a PC port) and this game barely gets over the hurdle. The game mechanics are dated from what we've seen the 360 can do so its nothing super impressive. The game play is alright and again nothing impressive.
I would honestly love to see what a big name publisher would do with this franchise. I mean I support small publishers but when they get a licence like this they try to make it sub par just so they can get their name on a map. small publishers should be the ones who are the major inovators in the gameing world today instead of grabbing any licence they can and make sub par games.
I will admit I was quite excited to play Sherlock. As others have stated before me it starts off very promising. There is a a mystery afoot and it is up to you to explore the clues. Exciting right? The way its acctually played would be very exciting for a 5 year old. At this time I'm just too tall to really pull of the identification so instead I'll stick with the hissy fits and say-"this sucks" over and over again at the screen.
Sadly much of the investigation is just going through the motions, the controls and features leave you greately wanting and in the end its really a question of how willing you are to play a boring game for the sake of Sherlock canon?