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  • Summary: (Also known as "Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Silver Earring") London 1895: A wealthy construction tycoon lies dead in his mansion. Join Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson as they interview suspects, investigate the crime scene and uncover family secrets that might point to the murderer. Play one of the most intriguing and captivating plots ever created for the Sherlock Holmes character. Clues will take players to Brazil, India, and more than 40 19th-century London locations. Developed by Frogwares Studio, Secret of the Silver Earring allows players to experience a new murder-mystery adventure featuring the investigative skills of world?s most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes. The game features over 30 investigating hours and five graphically rich levels that bring the fog-laced streets of London to life. Each level requires players to question witnesses, investigate potential suspects and uncover clues. Players will consider the evidence at the end of each level and put their powers of deduction to the test. Play as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in an original storyline inspired by Arthur Conan Doyle?s "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes." [Ubisoft] Expand
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 29
  2. Negative: 4 out of 29
  1. A wonderful package. Don't wait on the bargain bin for this one, as it is worth the price from the get go.
  2. 82
    The skill in the art and voice acting will probably convince you that you are indeed back in 1897 London, pursuing a murderer or murderers with all the skill and passion locked in your little Holmesian heart.
  3. The game does move at a slow pace, but with such a complex case to unravel this is no time to rush about, eh, Watson?
  4. It sacrifices too much gameplay for narrative at times, and its missed opportunities keep it from greatness, but it's reasonably fun while it lasts.
  5. 70
    The game manual claims to provide 25-30 hours of gameplay, but in truth it will likely take you only half of that.
  6. Unfortunately though for the less patient among us, The Silver Earring makes detective work a boring job, the witnesses have nothing interesting to say half the time and tend to babble on in the most boring manner and the quiz at the end of each chapter is enough to make you want to give up completely.
  7. The mystery is why you would insult yourself by playing it. [Feb 2005, p.61]

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  1. Mar 6, 2012
    Hate IT, it is that basic. Controls hurt my hands, game to weird, I love Sherlock, I have yet to find a game that does him justice! I hope they just stop making them til they get a real game engine and learn about WASD! Expand

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