Reviews and Problems with The Testament of Sherlock Holmes
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Good Story and Puzzles, but Clunky Controls - Walter E. Kurtz
Derrick Paul Reisdorf "Da Bull", Amazon
9 July 2014
Summary: I thoroughly enjoyed this game. The story was pretty good, but the puzzles perhaps weren't difficult enough. I definitely would have given the game four stars, but the controls were too clunky (and I also couldn't play with the y-axis aim inverted). 928 - Walter E.
Summary: While this game can be fun to play, it can quickly become infuriating as well. The menu screens are difficult to navigate and there is no auto save feature. You can spend a lot of time doing something only to find later that it didn't save anywhere in there and you must complete the whole thing again
Doc Holladay "No sentence should ever begin w..., Amazon
10 July 2013
Summary: The storyline for this game is engaging, and I enjoyed following it, but the animation isn't great.The characters have that lifeless look on their faces, their gestures are few and far between, and their mouths move much like a ventriloquist dummy. My biggest complaint was with many of the puzzles throughout the game.
Summary: I really enjoyed this game. I liked the adventure games of old and this has a similar feel at times. The mood of the game is about perfect. I was pleased with it until BAM! game breaking bug hits me on the last level. I kept reloading my save but it was too late, I had saved after the bug did its dirty work. For the record my star rating would have been at least 3.5 if the bug hadn't ruined it all.
Summary: I am one that loves most puzzle game. I like a combination of open world gamplay mixed with problem solving and clue hunting. This game looked to embody the genre nicely. I appreciated the ambition that the producers approached this product with, and had the budget been larger, and the programmers more skilled, this might have been a killer game. The game while thought out well, is frequently marred by game glitches and freezes.
Summary: I love Sherlock Holmes. I grew up on the books and I loved watching the PBS show with my grandmother. I was really excited for this game, and while I love the intricate puzzles and the story, the rest of the game play isn't great. There are targeting issues in the game as in if you're not directly in front of an item or if you're even an inch away from it, you can't pick up the item. The inventory menu is very clunky and not user friendly.
Summary: There are a few puzzles thrown in. There is a "deduction board" that doesn't follow logic as well as you would hope. It's not that interesting of a game. I was worried I had bought a game for middle schoolers until I saw the gore.
Summary: I have been playing Atlus collection of Sherlock Holmes games for quite a while on the PC, so I knew what I was in for. This is basically a puzzle game, there are several of them quite less playable for the PC from these same folks if you liked the genre. The interface is in general subpar, with sometimes difficult control situations and not very clear valid path vs. non valid path situations.