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.
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.
Summary: The Testament of Sherlock Holmes is a good enough point-and-click adventure/puzzle game, but the low-budget voice-acting and visuals, not to mention the lack of an Autosave feature and controls hinder it from being a must-have title.
Excerpt: Despite my last experience with Frogwares’ take on the famous Sherlock Holmes , I’d be lying if I claimed to be indifferent about their newest release. Their last console release, Sherlock Holmes Verses Jack The Ripper, was an incredibly flawed adventure game that wowed me with its excellent,...
Pros: Improved puzzle design, decent voice acting
Cons: Fan fiction quality story, awkward animations, spotty object interaction
Summary: The Testament of Sherlock Holmes gives you exactly what you would expect, a detective came with added puzzle solving. Much like a combination of the CSI games and Myst. The opening sequence of the game with some children going into a loft to discover Watsons journal amongst some puppets and other...
Review: The Testament of Sherlock Holmes (Microsoft Xbox 360)
9 October 2012
Excerpt: Sherlock Holmes has seen a fairly large amount of popularity in the past few years, thanks in large part to a blockbuster movie, Sherlock Holmes , starring an absolutely resurgent Robert Downey Jr.
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?
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