Reviews and Problems with Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened
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Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened
Game Over Online
12 October 2015
Excerpt: Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened is the latest game from Frogwares, a European developer that specializes in Sherlock Holmes adventures (they also developed The Mystery of the Mummy in 2002 and Secret of the Silver Earring in 2004).
Excerpt: After reviewing a while ago a game that was based on a story by Agatha Christie (Murder on the Orient Express), Sherlock Holmes: the Awakaned was delivered to me, yet another famous detective.
Excerpt: Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened Remastered* *Editor’s Note – the original GameBoomers’ review of Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened , which can be found here , has been modified and supplemented below by additional comments about the remastered version. All additions are indicated in red.
Conclusion: In all, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars would have be one of the best games to be released on the DS. The story is strong enough to make you want to continue in Huang’s shoes to seek revenge on those who killed his father and took the family’s ceremonial sword.
Conclusion: You’ll pick Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened up only if you’re into the adventure genre. While the game does deliver a nice bundle of challenges and like a larger number of other adventure titles now it comes with a FPS feel, you could still do better if you looked hard enough.
Excerpt: A watercolour sketch of a mist shrouded street gradually takes on solidity... and one of the most beloved sidekicks in mystery fiction arrives at the famous 221b Baker Street, home of the great—although irascible—detective, Sherlock Holmes. Holmes is bored.
Excerpt: For the past few months, I have been playing several of the recently released games and have decided that there really aren’t any bad games out there. The only problem is that, until very recently, there weren’t many particularly good games either.
Conclusion: Technical issues also arise, such as a control scheme that clearly hasn't been adapted to the iPad very well. Alongside that, offers two different perspectives, first and third person, with neither proving ideal. Instead, switching regularly is vital.
Excerpt: Growing up I read a lot of the stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous detective Sherlock Holmes. And when he started showing up in computer games, I was pretty darn happy about it. Back then it was all point and click stuff, which became the staple interface of the adventure/puzzle game.