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Testament of Sherlock Holmes

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Alimentary, My Dear Watson

24 December 2012
  • Conclusion: You control... a dog?
  • Pros: "You control Sherlock Holmes."
  • Cons: The terrible frame story populated by hideous children.
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Overall 8
Looks 7

Testament of Sherlock Holmes

1 November 2012
  • Excerpt: “Elementary, my dear Watson.” With a massive following and growing renewed popularity, Sherlock Holmes games have a huge standard to meet with nearly unattainable expectations and preconceptions of how the game should play. A high expectation of unique storyline, outstanding graphics and super-sleuthing lore seems nearly unrealistic but certainly met during The Testament of Sherlock Holmes, and AbleGamers readers should be quite satisfied.
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Overall 8

The Testament of Sherlock Holmes (Xbox360)

30 October 2012
  • Excerpt: When Sir Arthur Conan Doyle first set pen to paper, I am sure that he did not know the legacy he would leave behind and I am pretty sure that he was unaware that this legacy would extend to computer games. I, for one, am grateful that it has, however, and I was keen to take my mind off high intensity games like Battlefield 3, FIFA 13 and so forth, and immerse myself in logic, deductive reasoning and puzzle solving.
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The Testament of Sherlock Holmes

Just Adventure
28 October 2012
  • Excerpt: Dark and sinister, this game features a Sherlock Holmes you've never seen before in a breathtaking story that will constantly surprise you with its twists and turns
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Xbox 360 Review: The Testament of Sherlock Holmes

Video Games Reloaded
18 October 2012

The Testament of Sherlock Holmes

12 October 2012
  • Excerpt: See how detecting was done Victorian style: with opium, cockney accents gov’ner, and a magnifying glass.
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Overall 10

The Testament of Sherlock Holmes

9 October 2012
  • Conclusion: Have you ever wondered what made the great Sherlock Holmes tick? The Testament of Sherlock Holmes tackles that issue, calling into question the motivations behind literature’s greatest and most introverted deductive mind. A compelling story that outlines the fall of Sherlock (or does it?) serves as the backdrop to the latest puzzle game developed by Frogware for their Adventures of Sherlock Holmes series of games.
  • Pros: Wide variety of deliciously challenging puzzles, Arthur Conan Doyle would be proud of the exquisite story
  • Cons: Graphics are sometimes painful to watch…especially when they make the children look so creepy, No replay value whatsoever
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Overall 8

The Testament of Sherlock Holmes Review

5 October 2012
  • Excerpt: Dave reviews the console version of Sherlock and his deduction is much different. Read on.
  • Pros: + Great detective elements, + Engaging story, + Excellent atmosphere, + The right price
  • Cons: Finicky controls, Technical glitches, No auto save, Some leaps of logic
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Overall 7

The Testament Of Sherlock Holmes Review

5 October 2012
  • Summary: " The Testament Of Sherlock Holmes " has classic characters involved in a pretty gripping and increasingly interesting storyline. But unfortunately the game engine is one of, if not the worst I have seen this generation. With fogging and pop-in that would shame many a N64 game, coupled with wooden animation and hilariously poor physics, the game looks a mess, despite a fine art style.
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Overall 7

The Testament of Sherlock Holmes review

2 October 2012
  • Excerpt: In a world where Sherlock Holmes is more commonly known from modern-day crime dramas and Robert Downey Jr. movies than Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s original stories, European developer Frogwares wants to try the noble thing and bring the famed detective back closer to his literary roots. As such, The Testament of Sherlock Holmes--Frogwares’ seventh entry in its Sherlock Holmes series and the first one for consoles since 2008’s Sherlock Holmes Versus Jack The Ripper --eschews...
  • Pros: The mature, well-written narrative, The fascinating take on the Holmes-Watson relationship, The variety of brainteasing puzzles
  • Cons: Frustrating lack of a solid hint system, Iffy production values and looks, Stiff movements and occasional bugs
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