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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Silver Earring (PC) - With Free DVD
- FREE Sherlock Holmes DVD The Secret Weapon starring Basil Rathbone
- The Silver Earring has been written by a true Sherlock Holmes fan for you!
- The famous pair of detectives is back! Play as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson
- 25-30 hours of investigation
- 5 graphically rich levels of the game with 40 different 19th century London locations
- Consider your discoveries and answer questions in Sherlock Holmes' quiz at the end of each level
- 20 high quality movies
- Original orchestral music of Nicolo Paganini and Felix Mendelssohn
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In The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Silver Earring, gamers can take on the role of Sherlock, the legendary detective himself, or his sidekick Watson. The mystery begins shortly after the murder of Sir Bromsby where players are required to put their detective skills into place and hunt down the culprit. On their quest for the truth, virtual detectives will encounter numerous unusual characters and it is their job to decide who to trust.
If all that is not taxing enough, attention to detail will be key as missing vital clues such as foot traces and strands of hair could have dire consequences for the investigation. At the end of the level players will be asked a series of questions designed to ensure they were paying full attention and that they spotted all the clues.
Includes free DVD: Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon, starring Basil Rathbone
Top Customer Reviews
The main gripe is that if clues are not all found within a setting, the game will not allow you to move on. Quite right you may say, but some "clues"(!) as to how and where you are missing information would be helpful. Becasue of this I spent literally hours trying to pick up missed items, which were not readily apparent - this involved going around in every decreasing circles and an ever growing degree of frustration.
Take this element away, along with a quirky wayfinding format, with the need to continually change your mouse pointer from magnifying glass to tape measure etc didn't help with the flow.
Unfortunately these gripes were sufficient to spoil a game that had good graphics and atmosphere.
I would still recommend it to anyone who likes any adventure genre game, but beware of the above!
Have still yet to solve the mystery, which in itself has provided longevity.
And all this after spending two hours trying to get the thing to install...all I kept getting was a black screen and streaming audio. I could hear the game but couldn't see it! I discovered that this is a common problem and is down to graphics drivers. I eventually sorted it out (thanks to the website listed on the back of the game) but was annoyed that the game did not come with a troubleshooter. It could have prevented all my frustration!
All in all, it's not a bad game but it's not the best I've ever played either. Try it and see what you think.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
doh me... ancient game, dreadful graphics. Should have looked at how old it was, but I'm a bit old school pc gamer, so should have known betterPublished on 28 Nov. 2012 by Eelia borsnovitch
Good graphics, simple game to play & enjoyable. Main gripe was that mine came w/o the Free DVD & had to request refund despite listed with DVD.Published on 10 Oct. 2009 by Mr. W. Simpson
This game is absolute nonsense - and I'm a Holmes fan. Little hidden, hardly noticeable, clues scattered around in random locations for no reason - and maddeningly stupid puzzles,... Read morePublished on 5 Jun. 2005 by Amazon Customer