The Testament of Sherlock Holmes (PC DVD)
- European PAL version, game in english, cover and manual might differ!
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- Platform: Windows XP / Vista
- BBFC Rating: Suitable for 12 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 12. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 12 years of age or over.
- Media: DVD-ROM
Set in London in 1898, all evidence of an on-going police investigation points to Sherlock Holmes as the main suspect in a case involving theft, fraud, and murder. Unable to prove his own innocence, Holmes rapidly loses the trust of London. When even the loyalty of his closest friend, Doctor Watson, begins to waver, Sherlock is forced to flee Scotland Yard and begin his investigation to prove his innocence, confronting his most dangerous opponent in the process: Moriarty!
Use the famous detective’s full repertoire of skills to solve puzzles and decide which leads to follow up and which to ignore as you build your case in this open investigation.
- A dark and mature storyline takes the Sherlock Holmes series to the next level. Lead your investigation and build your own conclusions.
- A brand new graphics engine specially designed to display complex scenes and high resolution textures. Improved light effects and new animations and moves truly raises the bar for console adventure games, helping to create a London faithfully reproduced.
- Dozens of puzzles and riddles with controls especially designed for consoles: collect objects, interact with dozens of characters, and use special tools throughout your investigation. Once you have collected your clues and reports, use the Deduction Tool at the end of each chapter to draw your own conclusions.
- An intuitive help system is available in case you are unable to find the solution to a particularly difficult puzzle.
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Top Customer Reviews
In this game you have a much darker side to sherlock holmes,could he really be guilty of such crimes as you are about to discover when playing this, the ending is quite sweet and very unlike holmes but wont spoil the game,all in all a very enjoyable game which i will probarly play over a few times.
The story is very dark, and this is not suitable for minors as the injuries are shown in depth with great realisim and there are scenes that you have to search for clues which consist of dead bodies - mainly people and some animals. These are within the context of the story and are not token. This is not an action game but the gameplay and realism are such as used in that genre. This means this game is a bit of a groundbreaker - it manages to please existing adventure gamers of the point and click kind who enjoy their puzzles and story, and the players who might normally go for an action game becasue of the in depth realism and gameplay (you can choose beteen first and third person even) will be satisfied with this game. I definatly found it more excting a game than normal as a result of the increased realism and gameplay.
This game is a must buy.
I have loved all the Frogwares/Holmes games (except the first - Mystery of the Mummy - which is nothing like the others) and this is as good as any - maybe the best in terms of imagination and the sheer quality of its graphics, sound and technical excellence.
The "Englishness" is VERY well realized especially as the programmers appear, from their names, to be Russian. You would have to be really pedantic to nitpick the superb atmosphere of Victorian England, like the Bishop of West London Knightsbridge being in East London Stratford or the obviously deliberately anachronistic antenna towards the end.
The story is very dark, to use the fashionable phrase, but lightened by wonderful moments of humour. I particularly liked Watson's summing up of their perilous predicament on the cable car near the end!
And the concluding scenes were genuinely moving.
I do hope there will be more in this series - they obviously involve a great deal of work.
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The way the story unfolds is very well done, and it keeps you wondering what happens next, and where the adventure will lead you. It was never dull or tedious. You have to look for clues (of course), open lots of boxes and safes, and use a deduction board to find out what happened in various parts of the story. This deduction board is a nice finding: it forces you to think like Holmes, and use all the information you have gathered to find the most logical explanation for certain events. Of course you also have to perform some chemical analyses, but unfortunately these are dumbed down so much that it spoilt all the fun for me. Luckily this is not a big deal because there is plenty of fun to be had in the other puzzles the game presents.
The ending wraps up the whole story nicely. There are only a few unanswered questions but they are not important enough to leave you with an unsatisfied feeling after finishing the game.
The graphics are also very good. You have lots of freedom to wander around in this game, and there is so much to see! Frogwares has a lot of experience and knowledge about the 19th century, and it shows. The era was definitely not as romantic as many people think it is! Life was very hard for many people then, as is painfully shown in this game. Very well done.
All in all this is almost a must-play if you like adventure games, the 19th century, and Sherlock Holmes.
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