Reviews and Problems with Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened
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8 May 2014
Summary: A quick review on this one, because I couldn't bear myself to play the game any further... Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened is very much a game I wanted to love. I wasn't put off by the outdated graphics, so I was expecting solid gameplay, solid voice acting and solid writing to compensate.
Summary: I must agree with some of the reviews - the puzzles are... well... either too easy (you just follow the plot and do whatever Homes says) or make no sense whatsoever. If you are looking for an adventure where you solve an inventive riddle using your mind - look some place else: this rendition of...
Summary: What is it with this Cthulhu character anyway? Now even Sherlock Holmes has to meet him. Just pronouncing its name makes me feel like I have a mouthful of sunflower seeds. Well, this LFA concerns Holmes and Watson first discovering that the foreign-born servants of British people are going missing.
Summary: Okay, so I might be in the minority here when I say this game was one of the best Sherlock Holmes games I've played. The horror elements are a nice touch, and the game itself seemed to have a balance between intuitive logic and just plain challenging.
Summary: I buy any title named Agatha Cristie and Sherlock Holmes without thinking. I tried very hard to like this game. I appreciated the detail in picturing people and the hint system. However half way through I lost my interest in the game.
Summary: I love Sherlock Holmes games. I know you have to download without a demo, but I don't find it a problem. The graphics and the story line are good. The only gripe I have is the way, that Watson has to run to keep up with Holmes,that makes the game very jerky.
Summary: Deep, exciting, with puzzles that are interesting, logical, and very Sherlock Holmes. The Cthulhu element is a huge bonus pitting the most logical of detectives with the most chaotic of elder beings. The game would have been perfect if it is not for the buggy and picky game engine.
Summary: I have often found myself wondering why this French studio keep making Sherlock Holmes games; they haven't done any research, care little for the characters and history and include some of the worst puzzles and voice acting I have ever experienced.
Summary: Am only a little over half way through but feel compelled to vote already. If you like adventure games mixed with genuine detective work and straight-forward mental challenge - you truly can't go wrong with The Awakened.