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  • Summary: It is now your turn to truly become Sherlock Holmes and lead your own investigation--actually, your investigations, as 8 captivating cases await you in Crimes & Punishments! Murders, disappearances, spectacular thefts, and other investigations will bring you to the cutting edge of theIt is now your turn to truly become Sherlock Holmes and lead your own investigation--actually, your investigations, as 8 captivating cases await you in Crimes & Punishments! Murders, disappearances, spectacular thefts, and other investigations will bring you to the cutting edge of the detective written in the pure tradition of Conan Doyle's novels. Each case offers real freedom to players, who will have to make important moral choices instead of simply enforcing justice by the book. All decisions have an influence in the game, so bear the weight of your choices! Expand
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  1. Jan 6, 2015
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    I should start by saying that I'm a life-long fan of Holmes, so maybe I'm a bit biased.
    I really enjoyed this game. It's by far the best of
    I should start by saying that I'm a life-long fan of Holmes, so maybe I'm a bit biased.
    I really enjoyed this game. It's by far the best of any of the Holmes adventures Focus has delivered. As in the others, the voice acting is uneven at best. I think the writing is a bit better than previous entries, but there are still some lines that no actor could deliver well.
    Having multiple cases to solve plays far better than one, long case like "The Testament of Sherlock Holmes" was.
    The upgrade to the Unreal Engine works well and they try to show that off by setting the Cases in visually interesting places like The Royal Gardens at Kew and an Ancient Roman Bath under reconstruction and such. I don't think it's worth the extra money for the PS4 version however, so go with the PS3 if you still have one.
    Overall 7.5 but rated an 8 to give it the benefit of the half-point that can't register.
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