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  • Summary: Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter, the eighth game in the series, is an incredible adventure game with unique gameplay blending investigation, action and exploration for an extraordinary experience that will test the limits of players' nerves and intelligence. Playing as the greatSherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter, the eighth game in the series, is an incredible adventure game with unique gameplay blending investigation, action and exploration for an extraordinary experience that will test the limits of players' nerves and intelligence. Playing as the great detective, they will have to track down evil in the darkest corners of London and the human spirit, freely exploring several neighbourhoods in the city in search of clues and suspects while they untangle a web of intrigue leading to the final stunning revelation. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19
  1. Pelit (Finland)
    Sep 28, 2016
    78
    Detective work works, but needless action elements make this worst Sherlock so far. [Aug 2016]
  2. Jun 7, 2016
    75
    Shelock Holmes : The Devil's Daughter is a nice step to evolve the IP into something more substantial. Conservative enough to satisfy the fans, and new enough to draw in young players.
  3. Jul 11, 2016
    75
    Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter is another solid entry into this long-running franchise.
  4. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Aug 23, 2016
    66
    To uncover the truth, you’ll have to possess not only deductive skills, but a considerable patience as well: puzzles “pull a lever, push a button, try to figure out what happened” and chase sequences are unreasonably long. Even though you’d think that a game about Sherlock would have you play as Sherlock, not as Indiana Jones wannabe. [Issue#211, p.73]
  5. Aug 17, 2016
    65
    Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter is an uneven game. Making Sherlock younger and having him take part in action scenes was a good idea but the execution is poor at best. Still there are some excellent mini-games, interesting investigation and a truly great deduction board. If only the game handled it's characters better it would be glorious. The end result is ok but the potential is far from being fully realized.
  6. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Jul 12, 2016
    60
    Sherlock took a few long steps away from the adventure toward the action gaming again. Although someone might actually like this change, fans of the original game won’t be satisfied. [Issue#265]
  7. Jun 20, 2016
    40
    Three weak cases, one decent, and a lackluster finale make Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter a marked step back from its predecessor.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 28
  2. Negative: 5 out of 28
  1. Jun 10, 2016
    10
    the great return of the best detective of all time. with the best cases and the best graphics comes the one of the best detective and mysterythe great return of the best detective of all time. with the best cases and the best graphics comes the one of the best detective and mystery games in the game history. you have to play it. YOU ARE LITERALLY SHERLOCK HOLMES. Expand
  2. Feb 22, 2018
    10
    As someone who 1) has not played any prior Sherlock Holmes games, and 2) has not read any of the books (I know, I'm sorry), I *thoroughlyAs someone who 1) has not played any prior Sherlock Holmes games, and 2) has not read any of the books (I know, I'm sorry), I *thoroughly enjoyed* this game and give it a hearty recommendation!

    Pros:
    - Loved the characters! Holmes, Watson, and all the suspects and supporting characters do an excellent job of making the world feel alive and believable. I assume Holmes is different in the books, but since I haven't had the pleasure of reading them, I didn't mind Holmes' acting or emotions. It made him feel quite relatable. In fact, I would have found an emotionless, mechanical Sherlock Holmes rather perturbing (for example, I can't stand Benedict Cumberbatch's BBC Sherlock--but again, that's just me).
    - You really feel like a detective! The game mechanics are really good and I love that you get to observe each character and make split-second decisions/inferences about them that can either be right or wrong and that these deductions can correctly or incorrectly inform your subsequent judgements. The "Deductions Space" is also really cool. This is where your gathered mental notes can be connected to each other to form potential judgements. The different branching choices with the clue combinations is impressive.
    - You can switch between 3rd and 1st person views. This might sound minor, but is greatly appreciated when you're trying to read signs or details in a room.
    - The game can be played in bite sized chunks and the game saves after most interactions so there's little to no backtracking.

    Cons:
    - Mini-games offer a nice variety and break from the normal game, but do feel inconsistent in quality, especially compared to the main game. Some mini-games are delightful and others border on slightly tedious.
    - The ending is rather abrupt and doesn't tie whole game together as one might anticipate. The game seems to hint that your "Moral Decisions" for each case will have an effect on the later part of the game, but it fails to deliver in any meaningful way. I wish the cases were somehow tied together on a grander scale.
    - The game is on the shorter side, but personally I like games this length since they actually hold my attention long enough to finish them.
    - On my machine there was massive stuttering when I first load a new area. It would disappear after a few seconds. Annoying, but not a deal-breaker.

    All that said, I can't wait to now go play the other Sherlock games, especially Crimes & Punishments!
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  3. Aug 17, 2020
    8
    It is very good. Not the miracle, but I like the idea of deducing work in the end of each case. Guys really put a lot to make you feel a realIt is very good. Not the miracle, but I like the idea of deducing work in the end of each case. Guys really put a lot to make you feel a real detective. Expand
  4. Sep 15, 2020
    7
    This is the first Sherlock Holmes game I've played through significantly and I was happily rewarded. The game is full of some mini games someThis is the first Sherlock Holmes game I've played through significantly and I was happily rewarded. The game is full of some mini games some may not be fond of but everything is skipable (at least on normal mode). I played on normal mode as I was looking for just a relaxing game where I could just sit back and think.

    There are 5 chapters in the game and each their own case. You must solve some puzzles and piece together clues to make a deduction. There are two or more suspects and you must select who is at fault and their fate at the end of each case. This can be challenging and really has you have to think of all the events and make a conclusion.

    You can tell this game was made with care and while not a AAA title it does its best and I think the outcome is a game anyone wanting to solve mysteries and crimes would enjoy. The first case has a bit too many mini games (one that is "dog" gone ridiculous) but I suggest anyone turned off at least try the second case. My favorite by far was the last two cases.
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  5. Jul 24, 2020
    6
    ITALIAN:
    Un'occasione davvero sprecata.
    Il gioco è piacevole, ma sbaglia enormemente nel voler imitare alcune meccaniche dei giochi AAA
    ITALIAN:
    Un'occasione davvero sprecata.
    Il gioco è piacevole, ma sbaglia enormemente nel voler imitare alcune meccaniche dei giochi AAA senza avere il comparto tecnico necessario.
    Comunque ora cercherò di analizzare e votare separatamente ogni aspetto del gioco.

    Dal punto di vista audio e grafico il gioco a prima vista sembra molto interessante. Ottimi modelli 3D, ottime luci e riflessi, buona colonna sonora e rumore ambientale. Il problema più grande in questa categoria riguarda le animazioni, imprecise, legnose e lente (a volte si nota anche il punto in cui l'animazione ricomincia). Inoltre quando il lavoro di animazione sarebbe troppo complicato hanno preferito rimuovere completamente l'animazione, facendo muovere gli oggetti per aria o adottando altre soluzioni (di cui parlerò più avanti).
    Capisco i limiti di budget e i limiti tecnici, ma allora si cerca di rimanere all'interno dei limiti di quello che si può fare bene.
    Interessante invece il fatto che Sherlock Holmes possa cambiare vestito, acconciatura e accessori a piacimento per no farsi riconoscere o essere adatto a determinate situazioni.

    Per quanto riguarda la storia invece va detto che il gioco risulta diviso in capitoli, ognuno con un caso da risolvere, a cui si aggiungono alcune storie trasversali e più lunghe. Il fatto che gli episodi siano separati (ognuno dura circa 5 ore) permette di completare il titolo con i tempi che si desiderano, senza l'ansia di lisciarlo a metà e non saperlo più continuare dopo un po' di tempo (salvo le storie trasversali che però si possono "ripassare" leggendo le note accumulate nel tempo).
    In ogni caso le storie sono davvero belle, originali e profonde.

    Infine voglio trattare del gameplay, l'aspetto che più mi confonde di questo titolo e che mi fa dispiacere per l'occasione persa.
    Il gioco vuole copiare molte meccaniche da Assassin's Creed (soprattutto Unity e Syndicate, dove sono presenti missioni simili ai casi di questo gioco). Sono infatti presenti missioni di pedinamento con anche alcune parti sui tetti, è presente una copia dell'Occhio dell'Aquila e molti altri piccoli elementi fanno pensare al titolo di casa Ubisoft.
    Il problema però sta nel fatto che copiare un gioco come Assassin's Creed senza avere un comparto tecnico adeguato è una follia.

    Nel gioco sono presenti numerosi e bruttissimi mini giochi di poca utilità e molto bambineschi, realizzati inoltre in maniera imbarazzante. Questi sono uno stratagemma per evitare di realizzare complicate animazioni per il protagonista (spesso questi giochi sono in prima persona o la visuale risulta ferma). Non mi era mai capitato di notare una cosa del genere in un gioco.

    Il gameplay però possiede anche numerosi aspetti interessanti, ed è questo che mi fa dispiacere per questo gioco.
    I dialoghi sono fatti molto bene e a volte si può interagire ribattendo in base agli indizi che sono stati scoperti in precedenza.
    Carina ma non eccezionale la possibilità di analizzare i personaggi prima di parlargli.
    Una cosa che ho trovato invece davvero bella è la creazione delle ipotesi. È presente una schermata, accessibile anche durante i caricamenti mentre si è in carrozza, in cui ci sono tutti gli indizi raccolti. Questi si possono unire a coppie per generare considerazioni e a volte si possono fare anche ipotesi differenti che poi unite ad altre informazioni generano accuse differenti. Un metodo davvero carino e azzeccato.

    È un gioco con molte meccaniche e molti elementi quindi non ho analizzato proprio tutto, però spero che questo basti.

    P.S.: Dopo aver giocato a questo titolo ho provato il gioco precedente (crimes and punishment) e l'ho trovato esattamente uguale, solo con un motore grafico precedente. La cosa mi ha deluso parecchio perchè si sono limitati solo a potenziare l'aspetto grafico e ad ampliare i livelli di gioco (anche i menù sono praticamente invariati), il che mi porta ad abbassare da 3.5 a 3 stelle il voto per questo gioco.

    Voti:
    - Grafica: 8/10
    - Audio: 7/10
    - Animazioni: 5/10
    - Storie: 8.5/10
    - Gameplay: 5/10 (2/10 dei minigiochi, 8/10 del resto)

    Voto finale: 6/10 (se alcune cose fossero diverse avrei dato 7.5/10)
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  6. Sep 15, 2018
    6
    Decent game, the cases and back story are pretty solid and entertaining but some of the game play and puzzles is a bit boring and nonDecent game, the cases and back story are pretty solid and entertaining but some of the game play and puzzles is a bit boring and non interesting making it a grind at times. Still worth a look. Expand
  7. Jun 19, 2016
    0
    i just hope that denuvo cost them more money than they will profit from pc version, because this game is garbage, thanks Gaben for steami just hope that denuvo cost them more money than they will profit from pc version, because this game is garbage, thanks Gaben for steam refund system. This is not adventure game, at least not good one. It is worse than its predecessor with more QTE. I hate two things in games - "cinematic experience" and QTE, this game delivers both. Expand

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