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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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  1. Positive: 3 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Jun 19, 2016
    87
    Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter is an amazing experience, that takes this series further than on the last generation of consoles. The game presents interesting cases with lots of variation, both in atmosphere and game design.
  2. Jun 20, 2016
    80
    Overall, Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter is a great game. The cases are captivating and many of the minigames are a lot of fun.
  3. Jul 3, 2016
    76
    Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter introduces new and interesting elements capable of making Sherlock Holmes a more human and charismatic character with some welcome additions in gameplay too, like the new first person mode. It's still got some of the series known defects though, like low-detailed characters and bad animations, while load times can often be exhausting.
  4. Jun 11, 2016
    60
    This title offers a typical Sherlock Holmes storyline and an easy completion, but its issues turn this into a mediocre affair rather than the elementary experience that you would expect from Holmes himself.
  5. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Jul 14, 2016
    60
    A promising follow-up to C&P let down by its insistence on badly designed set-pieces. [Aug 2016, p.78]
  6. Jun 23, 2016
    60
    The game isn’t without its issues, the load times are borderline ridiculous at times and there’s no tutorial so you’ll spend most of the first act scratching your head in confusion. All non-crime solving elements are mind-numbingly boring, but the game overall fills a niche in the gaming world that we don’t see done nearly enough in most games. When you’re bored doing laps on a circuit or shooting foes on the battlefield, take some time out and pick up The Devil’s Daughter. As a crime-solver, it does alright.
  7. Jul 7, 2016
    50
    An utter embarrassment to an relatively solid series, The Devil’s Daughter falls into every cliché mistake of trying to cater to a massive audience. Overuse of QTEs, terrible action sequences, oversimplification and a lackluster story are just some of the complaints behind this massive letdown by Frogwares, giving us the worst Sherlock Holmes adventure in the past 25 years.

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  1. Positive: 1 out of 9
  2. Negative: 5 out of 9
  1. Nov 5, 2019
    8
    Es bueno. Tiene lo suyo.. Hoy te lo regalan en gold.. Pero bueno. Es muy fácil de jugar.. Y tiene muy buenos gráficos.
  2. Aug 22, 2021
    7
    Overall a decent game, both visually and artistically, and so far the story seems intriguing.

    My major gripe though is the way the
    Overall a decent game, both visually and artistically, and so far the story seems intriguing.

    My major gripe though is the way the investigation process goes. Each scene you enter has a number of fixed items you can interact with. Many of these are useless, in terms of informational content as related to the investigation. However, if you do not find EVERY SINGLE ONE of these items, the game will not progress. Why couldn't the designers come up with a way to move the story forward, even if you don't find 100% of every useless interaction in each scene? If I know to go to the Pub, because I found a flyer in a coat pocket talking about said Pub, why do I need to specifically click on the sticky backing of the flyer to find out "it might have been pulled down from a wall" in order to actually enter the Pub?!?
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  3. Sep 3, 2021
    6
    Following the same structure as Crimes & Punishments, The Devil's Daughter sees you returning to the homey, familiar vibes of Frogwares'Following the same structure as Crimes & Punishments, The Devil's Daughter sees you returning to the homey, familiar vibes of Frogwares' Sherlock Holmes series to complete a string of cases that are connected via a surprisingly emotional wraparound story that ties into earlier games in the franchise in a way that will be a real treat for longtime fans. Right from the get-go you can tell things aren't where you'd want the second entry on the 8th generation of consoles to be from a technical standpoint. The graphics (specifically the character models, the environments are fine) are dated and ugly, there's light screen tearing throughout, and a host of weird bugs diminish the experience. Such as one where a line of dialog would constantly repeat in a certain area, often over other conversations, despite the character that uttered it being long gone at that point. As bad as these problems are though, the real issues holding this back are the gameplay and writing deficiencies.

    Once again you'll engage in a variety of one-off, mini-game-esque segments designed to inject some action into the proceedings. They feel like the kind of things Telltale Games might have come up with had they continued to evolve the level of interaction players had with their titles outside of just making story decisions. While there are some genuinely inventive and enjoyable scenarios and puzzles, on the whole there isn't really anything that matches the level of fun and depth found in TDD's most direct predecessor, leaving me wanting a bit more on this front overall.

    The real highlight of these Sherlock Holmes adventures is still how much freedom you're given in making deductions. You always have access to everything you'll need to uncover clues and are left to piece together what you've discovered on your own. So whether or not the right person is brought to justice depends entirely on how you interpret the information given. This can lead to some exhilarating moments of sweaty palmed second-guessing. At least when it's not leading you down the wrong path that is. In one of the mysteries you'll be tasked with solving there aren't just red herrings, but blatant, highly detailed misinformation that leads to an outcome more logical and supported by greater evidence than what the writers actually intended. It's so egregious I unapologetically sided with my headcanon over the case's legitimate ending.

    For all of its faults however, it's hard to keep a good gumshoe down. You can still walk away from this feeling incredibly clever and that, along with the thrill of agonizing over whether you're about to accuse the wrong person and condemn someone innocent, remains a high worth chasing. It's just unfortunate that due to its flawed state only the most dedicated of supersleuths will find this a case worth taking on.
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  4. Jun 29, 2021
    3
    EN:
    Bad. Not worth buying. Strange characters, bad story and lots of bugs.
    SRP: Loše. Nije vredno kupovine. Čudni karakteri, loša priča i
    EN:
    Bad. Not worth buying. Strange characters, bad story and lots of bugs.

    SRP:
    Loše. Nije vredno kupovine. Čudni karakteri, loša priča i mnogo bagova.
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  5. Dec 21, 2018
    1
    A very strange reimagening that takes away the charm of Doyle's original characters while failing to add any reason to like these new genericA very strange reimagening that takes away the charm of Doyle's original characters while failing to add any reason to like these new generic hero versions of the iconic cast. If you create a Sherlock Holmes game you can probably expect to mostly generate interest people from who are previous fans of the Sherlock holmes. It makes little sence to move so completely away from the feel of the original protagonists. You can reimagine the setting (as in House, MD or Cumberbatch's modern day Sherlock) or stay true (like the Jeremy Bratt stories) bur if you lose the essence of Holmes and Watson you are also likely to lose the appeal. It certainly holds none to me. Expand
  6. Apr 10, 2018
    0
    Jeu d'aventure assez joli qui prouve que l'Unreal 3 peut encore faire des trucs pas mal en dépit de temps de chargement (entre d'assez petitesJeu d'aventure assez joli qui prouve que l'Unreal 3 peut encore faire des trucs pas mal en dépit de temps de chargement (entre d'assez petites zones pourtant) horripilants : pas loin d'une minute chrono et au mieux dans les 45 secondes ! Les animations sont un peu raides, cependant mais la VF est de qualité pour sa part, c'est toujours ça de pris.

    Mais le problème rédhibitoire de cette enquête est soit un bug, soit un machin, un indice que je n'ai pas validé, ou bien cet empaffé de jeu de merde n'a absolument aucune logique... Or, la logique veut qu'on aille au pub et lorsqu'on y va, cet abruti répète qu'il n'a pas soif. Déjà pour un Anglais, ça n'a pas de sens mais surtout, c'est totalement aberrant de refuser de suivre le cours de l'enquête.

    Quelle connerie de merde de jeu à la con programmé par des zouaves ! faut faire quoi pour avancer ? chanter la traviata dans les rues pouilleuses de ce Londres dégueulasse ? si je me retape encore un aller-retour de 2 minutes pour rien, je vous désinstalle, Môssieur le détective en carton ! Ah bah c'est déjà fait. En fait. Et ne reviens pas, couillon !
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  7. Jun 21, 2018
    0
    There are no mysteries in this game. You take wild stabs at what you think the ending might be and maybe you'll randomly get the one "right"There are no mysteries in this game. You take wild stabs at what you think the ending might be and maybe you'll randomly get the one "right" answer (even though you were given no narrative hints).

    If you have anxiety about getting things wrong in games like this, be prepared to use a walkthrough -- unlike LA Noire and a million other games that capture whodunnit gameplay correctly, this one is complete trash.

    I didn't get this title to play low-rent versions of ten other games (looking at you, horrible Uncharted-ripoff "temple" sequence.) I wanted to be the world's greatest detective.

    Based on this piece of trash I won't play another Holmes game from this developer. Between the horrible gameplay decisions and the bugs it's a complete dishonor to a prestige franchise.
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