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The Testament of Sherlock Holmes
2 September 2013
Summary: It seems as if Sherlock Holmes is more popular than ever; whether it's Robert Downey Jr.'s slow-mo charmer, Benedict Cumberbatch's gruff genius, or Johnny Lee Miller's American-based version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's detective, audiences cannot get enough. Sherlock Holmes has been a fixture in PC gaming for a number of years now with an ongoing series of adventure games recreating his most famous cases, such as The Hound of the Baskervilles, or facing off against Jack...
Conclusion: A budget game through and through, it still manages to tell an interesting story but the whole experience is brought down by technical limitations and uninspired puzzle solving. The game would have felt out of date a decade ago.
Excerpt: Slowly but surely, ‘Sherlock Mania’ is sweeping the globe. Guy Ritchie’s films have already set the tone for a new age of expectations while current TV has elected for modern adaptations – Sherlock in the UK, and Elementary in the US (with Lucy Liu portraying Watson of all people). Recently we’ve been seeing a number of Sherlock games coming out of Frogwares’ woodwork with The Testament of Sherlock Holmes serving as their most anticipated series release yet, something...
Excerpt: The Testament of Sherlock Holmes is the seventh game in the long running crime solving series developed by Frogwares. Set in late 18 th century London, super- detective Sherlock Holmes finds himself in a bit of a pickle; he’s trying to crack a case in which he is the main suspect, which begins to affect his relationship with his partner and dear friend Dr. Watson.
Excerpt: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s iconic detective has experienced quite the resurgence over the past decade. In addition to multiple television shows and movies, Sherlock Holmes has also enjoyed moderate success in the video game world.
The Testament of Sherlock Holmes Review | CSI 1898 Style
7 November 2012
Conclusion: The Short Version: Boasting a story that draws you in, and lasting about 13 hours, the desire to see the gme through to the end is relatively strong. But a number of technical issues make the game more of a chore than it needs to be. The Deduction Board scenes work really well, and there are moments when you do feel like you're something of super sleuth, making it a shame the game relies on demented puzzles so much.
Pros: Some nice sleuthing moments, Solid story, Better than the dubious Guy Ritchie movies
Cons: Awkward controls and glitches will test your patience, Some of the puzzles are not explained at all, So many tortuous locks, safes and drawers to puzzle through
Excerpt: You probably already know if you’re going to spend your hard-earned cash on this latest addition to the Sherlock Holmes franchise. Everyone knows of Sherlock Holmes and his adventures with Dr. Watson and can guess that this game will require a great deal of in-depth puzzle-solving and attention to detail. So what you really want to know is how Holmes is portrayed in this new instalment, and if his last adventure lives up to those legendary Arthur Conan Doyle stories.
Summary: "Das Testament des Sherlock Holmes macht sehr viel richtig. Rätsel und Atmosphäre sind über alle Zweifel erhaben, wären nicht die unnötigen technischen Schwächen, die an dem insgesamt stimmigen Spiel zehren.