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?
i only played it for 4 hours, and made virtually little progress in it. being a skilled puzzle solver, if i do say so myself, i seem seriously distraught that solving these problems because there is simply no hints at all. besides already stating some of the facts in the dialogue, there is no reason to connect the dots in which the game that make the crime solvable.
the hint button gives absolutely no hints at all, besides telling you where clue markers are, which you could easily find yourself if you simply ran around the room.
if you dont know how to solve a puzzle, instead of giving you a REAL hint, it either solves it for you, or you need to look at a walkthrough cause its literally impossible to solve on your own.
playing this game is like taking something that is absolutely marvelous by itself, wrapping it in a garbage bag, and swinging it against a brick wall and floor a hundred times.
games in which you absolutely need a walkthrough to play it, are idiotic. whats worst, this game needs a walkthrough, and in the video walkthrough's of this game, the person making the video is obviously watching a walkthrough of someone else playing it.
i only give this game a 3/10 and im being very generous. only play this game if you have alot of spare time on your hands to look at the same puzzle for hours and hours, trying to figure it out only to get through a little bit of storyline at a time.
key word to describe this game, is "disappointing"
A Game That Takes Up A lot of Time W/out realizing
posted by GrrlandOct (LACEY, WA) Mar 2, 2013
Member since Feb 2013
I spent the whole day (slowly) running around this game, trying to figure out all the little puzzles and nonsense that it has you do in order to get anywhere in the game. I wont lie, I had to go on the internet a few times and check out the walkthrough.
And it's not like there are a million things that you're doing that takes up to much time, you're mostly sitting through the seemingly endless dialogue and constantly searching around for clues to match up. This game was annoying and a real pain. The scenes where the kids are reading Watson's book is dorky and could have easily been left out. There were glitches a lot of the time when it came to opening doors and I think it could have done without so much dialogue. Everything could have and SHOULD HAVE been summed up. But then I suppose it wouldn't have been true to the whole Sherlock novels. I did actually enjoy the end credits, though. Those were visually pleasing.