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Average User Score: 7.6Dec 14, 2013A Sherlock Holmes game is always compelling, and so even after seeing the sub-par graphics, experiencing the awkward controls, and completingA Sherlock Holmes game is always compelling, and so even after seeing the sub-par graphics, experiencing the awkward controls, and completing the ridiculous trained-monkey-steals-a-necklace tutorial, I wanted to give it a go. Yet, as I continued with the game I became more and more disappointed.
To make up for the graphics and control, I expected the game to at least have decent character development, a compelling plot, and intellectually stimulating mysteries/puzzles. I quickly realized that there is nothing endearing about Holmes and Watson as they are presented in this game. I felt luke-warm at best towards these characters, and at times became incredibly annoyed at Holmes--it was a far cry from, say, Robert Downey Jr.'s portrayal. As for the plot, it was intriguing in the beginning when I was still waiting for it to unfold, but soon became so-so--something you could find in pretty much any average mystery paperback. As for the mysteries/puzzles, I did have fun combing the scene of the Bishop's murder.
There are some decent puzzles in this game, and it's not an entirely bad thing… Expand