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The Testament of Sherlock Holmes
13 April 2013
Conclusion: It's a point and click adventure game that serves its purpose, and I know that should another be released on my console, I'm looking forward to picking it up and playing through another adventure with Holmes and Watson. ***For the record.
Excerpt: Arthur Conan Doyle's seminal characters of genius detective Sherlock Holmes and his colleague and physician John Watson have experienced a recent resurgence of popularity in popular culture, including films and television series based on or inspired by these characters.
Conclusion: So yeah, madness lies at the end, but the journey to said madness has, in series terms, been generally satisfying and compelling. Fans of the Frogwares titles will be satiated, even with the lack of Creepy Watson shadowing your every move.
Conclusion: The Testament of Sherlock Holmes is exactly that: a testament to the care and attention Frogwares have paid to the Sherlock Holmes name for nearly ten years. It’s the culmination of the developer's own growth as well as feedback from critics and fans alike, and is sure to impress both in...
Review: The Testament of Sherlock Holmes is a frustrating acquired taste
3 October 2012
Excerpt: The Sherlock Holmes series of hardcore puzzle adventure games has been hit-or-miss over the years, serving up decadent homespun tales involving the vigilant hero with ease but dumbing down the experience with awkward animations, obtuse puzzles, and bizarre design disasters.
Excerpt: I love all things Sherlock, from Arthur Conan Doyle’s literary adaptations of Jeremy Brett’s fascinating life and times to Humpledink Bundlesnatch’s modern man interpretation of the great detective.
Summary: Sherlock Homes has never been more gruesome. The Testament of Sherlock Holmes, the sixth installment in developer Frogwares' long-running series of adventures starring Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's celebrated detective and his sidekick, Watson, kicks off with the discovery of a mutilated corpse.
Pros: Dark storyline that takes Holmes and Watson into gruesome new territory, Compelling presentation with realistic characterizations, script, and voice acting, Great visuals
Conclusion: The Testament of Sherlock Holmes kept drawing me back in. The story is a good length to keep you intrigued and it is delivered excellently. There may be better adventure games around, but if you want the full package of adventure, mystery, and Sherlock Holmes himself, this is the best way to achieve...