Reviews and Problems with Testament of Sherlock Holmes
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Puzzle Heavy Game; Good Representation of Holmes and Watson
D. Eiler "allons-y", Amazon
11 August 2014
Summary: The Testament of Sherlock Holmes is a wonderful game; it has everything I look for: it is challenging, has action, plot, a wonderful story, and fantastic voice acting. I got this game for $15, and it was worth it for the acting and animation alone. This game's story is intriguing, and unlike other formats I've seen when it comes to Holmes. The reason it has four stars is because of the puzzles -- the game is dependent on them.
Summary: Okay, I feel obligated to put a disclaimer at the beginning because there's always SOMEONE who doesn't understand: THIS IS NOT AN ACTION GAME. You won't be chasing after suspects in the street, you can't attack your enemies, and the most physical activity you will do will be moving around London at a light jog. You will be using your brain, not your reflexes.
Summary: This reminds me of games I used to play on PC and original Xbox. Granted, it's not a game that'll blow you away, but I did find it to be an entertaining and competently done adventure game. I found that both the story and puzzles kept me entertained throughout. While this game is a much slower pace than the majority of games these days, I find that it's nice to think every once in a while when you're playing a game.
Interesting story, fairly good gameplay, enjoyable overall
Clifton Koski, Amazon
17 February 2014
Summary: I admit that I usually play shooters, RPGs, and racing games, but I was looking for something with an engaging story. I am only 1/3 of the way through TTOSH, but so far it has a pretty good story line. The voice acting is fairly well done, and the graphics are decent. I've also enjoyed most of the puzzles, and the idea of some of the ways to analyze clues are amusingly novel without being too tedious. The deduction board can be a bit frustrating though.
Summary: The good: The scenery is great, the puzzles are fun, and the story is quite good, although there is a bit of muddling in the middle. I'm a huge adventure fan and enjoy solving puzzles and getting the whole story so this game was quite fun. The bad: Most of the puzzles were great. There were a couple that frustrated me, just out of common sense, not out of solving.
Summary: It was ok....not to challenging...very linear game play...you basically spend the entire time looking for objects and once you find them...you can move on...it wasn't very hard at all...I like point and click games on the computer (which is why we got this game too) but the game is so linear it didn't offer much more than a 'search and find' game.
Summary: I love a good mystery. The deduction board was a brilliant idea. Sherlock sense was a nice touch too. This game is not without quirks, however. Some of the puzzles were really tough. The game did not always supply enough detail to solve them. Overall, the plot was compelling, though asking watson for help is never useful. It would be nice to see more AI.
Summary: Before writing this review, I'd like to note that I did not purchase the previous Sherlock Holmes Vs Jack the ripper game, therefore, I can't compare the two. With that said, here's my review- Graphics- While I actually like this game a lot; the graphics are not good at all. The graphics aren't even average to be honest, but there are some parts of the game that look a lot better than the majority of the game.
Summary: The puzzles are interesting, few of them are fair easy, but few of them are pretty hard; some things are hidden in a spot that need you to spend some times to figure out. Graphic is good in this gene of games, but it's graphic can not compare to the top, like Gear of War, Assassin's Creed or Bioshock. Slow character movement is another thing need to be improved, I need some time to get used to it.