While gamers all over the world are still hang up on silly shoot'em ups, collecting loot like real life hoarders and obsessing over repetitive gameplay, I am waiting for The Testament of Sherlock Holmes. The Holmes video game series is known for its intelligence, the authentic presentation of Sherlock Holmes and a gripping storyline. In just two days the most famous detective of times past and
present will make his appearance on Xbox 360, PS 3 and PC. Gamers will play as
Sherlock Holmes, but this time, he comes under suspicion himself.
Sherlock Holmes is nothing short of a legend. As a fan-girl
of all things Holmes, I’ve read almost every novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle as well as
seen every movie. Sherlock Holmes and the
Case of the Rose Tattoo was one of my first adventure games and I loved
every moment that I spend walking in the shoes of this great detective. The
video game succeeded surprisingly well in being true to the character of
Sherlock Holmes. I found the puzzles to be challenging, the dialogue between
Watson and Holmes flavored with that familiar dry wit and the game environment
reflecting the ambiance of an 1889 London beautifully.
Examination of crimes
scenes, collection of clues and evidence, pursuing of leads, questioning of
witnesses and suspects, reasoning and deduction work, this is the heart of a
Sherlock Holmes video game.
The Testament of Sherlock Holmes will no doubt again be a
worthy game in honor of detective Holmes. From the official website, this is
what gamers can expect from the game.
The Story, London,
Holmes has just successfully solved a new case by retrieving
a priceless set of jewels that had been stolen. Unfortunately, the
jewels' owner reveals that the necklace Holmes returned to him is a pale
imitation...and everything seems to incriminate the detective!
A true descent into hell starts for Sherlock Holmes.
London begins to have doubts and starts to lose its trust in Holmes who
is incapable of refuting suspicions or of disproving the charges against him.
Even Doctor Watson's unshakable faith in his friend starts to waver as
the famous detective avoids Scotland Yard and increases strange behavior: night
escapades, blackmail, destruction of evidence...Can Holmes go so far as to
Dark and sinister, The Testament of Sherlock Holmes features
a Sherlock Holmes like you have never seen before. It is a breath-taking
story that multiplies twists and turns to constantly surprise players already
captivated by Sherlock Holmes' dark side.
You will need to be a
keen observer on the different crime scenes in order to examine every single
Use all of your skills to sort out the numerous twists and
mysteries of this investigation. Your logic and the game's ingenious deduction
system will be of great help to link the facts together and draw the right
conclusions. During the questioning, you will choose your approach to put
your interlocutor off guard to find out as much information as possible!
In the end, you will lead a head-on open investigation, sometimes playing
as Sherlock Holmes, sometimes as Doctor Watson. You alone will decide
which leads to follow.
The Testament of
Sherlock Holmes digs into Sherlock Holmes' own personality. Is
Sherlock Holmes who is known for his serenity and unmatched sense of logic
truly the man everyone believes he is? The Testament of Sherlock Holmes answers
that question without betraying Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's work. The game
explores the detective's hidden side during a great and captivating adventure
that will turn out to be a true descent into hell for the one we thought we
I for one cannot wait to put my detective cap, or rather in
Holmes’s case, my deerstalker on again. You can pre-purchase the game from Steam and receive a free copy
of Sherlock Holmes vs Jack the Ripper.
If you’ve not yet seen it, feast your eyes on this gripping The
Testament of Sherlock Holmes trailer.
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